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City Council to use data, mapping to identify neighborhoods in need of help civic

Jul. 31, 2014 11:39 am

City Council to use data, mapping to identify neighborhoods in need of help

The "Community Sustainability Initiative" will help Council decide how to distribute city resources.
City of Philadelphia settles gun permit open data snafu for $1.4M civic

Jul. 23, 2014 1:11 pm

City of Philadelphia settles gun permit open data snafu for $1.4M

Consider it a costly growing pain, if you will, of the city's still young open data policy.
Philadelphia School District releases employee salary data civic

Jul. 15, 2014 5:06 pm

Philadelphia School District releases employee salary data

It's another release in a series of open data efforts, starting last April with the District's budget data. "Our hope is that this will reduce the number of right to know requests around employee data," said a spokesman.
Tim Wisniewski, Philly’s new Chief Data Officer, on his top 3 priorities civic

Jul. 15, 2014 7:30 am

Tim Wisniewski, Philly’s new Chief Data Officer, on his top 3 priorities

In the waning years of the Nutter administration, how does Wisniewski plan to advance the mayor's open data policy? From more public-facing apps to an "Open Data Census," here's his game plan.
Tim Wisniewski named Philadelphia’s new Chief Data Officer civic

Jul. 2, 2014 11:20 am

Tim Wisniewski named Philadelphia’s new Chief Data Officer

The city's current Director of Civic Technology will take over the position vacated by Mark Headd in April.
Philly Prisons taps FastFWD startup fighting recidivism with tablets business

Jun. 9, 2014 8:00 am

Philly Prisons taps FastFWD startup fighting recidivism with tablets

As part of a $30,000 contract, Philadelphia Prison System inmates will be able to rent out tablets from Jail Education Solutions and use Edovo, its rewards-based educational software.
These 3 FastFWD companies will run pilots with the City of Philadelphia business

Jun. 4, 2014 4:39 pm

These 3 FastFWD companies will run pilots with the City of Philadelphia

Jail Education Solutions, Textizen and Village Defense each completed FastFWD, the Bloomberg Foundation-backed, public-private accelerator focused on companies tackling the issue of public safety.
Meet the City of Philadelphia’s new mapping chiefs civic

May. 29, 2014 9:30 am

Meet the City of Philadelphia’s new mapping chiefs

When Jim Querry left the City of Philadelphia after nearly 20 years of leading its mapping technology efforts, Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid decided to rethink the city's GIS (geographic information systems) strategy.