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OpenPlans CTO Aaron Ogle is Philadelphia’s new Civic Technology Director civic

Aug. 26, 2014 11:21 am

OpenPlans CTO Aaron Ogle is Philadelphia’s new Civic Technology Director

He'll take over for Tim Wisniewski, who became the city's Chief Data Officer earlier this summer.
Youth nonprofit Black Girls Code is coming to Philly in 2015 [Links Roundup] access

Aug. 15, 2014 7:45 am

Youth nonprofit Black Girls Code is coming to Philly in 2015 [Links Roundup]

Plus: Geekadelphia's Eric Smith explains how to use Instagram to promote yourself; and the city's FastFWD accelerator is named one of the "7 Smartest Uses of Technology in Government Today."
Philly’s anti-graffiti team is piloting a mobile app to track its work civic

Aug. 11, 2014 11:45 am

Philly’s anti-graffiti team is piloting a mobile app to track its work

City officials say the new, off-the-shelf system could mean less paperwork, more accountability and more data — for a unit that was previously doing data analysis in Excel.
You can now use the Philly311 app to find after-school programs access

Aug. 8, 2014 9:35 am

You can now use the Philly311 app to find after-school programs

The new widget was built by Code for Philly co-organizer Chris Alfano.
City of Philadelphia launches ‘Innovation Lab’ for city employees civic

Aug. 1, 2014 11:11 am

City of Philadelphia launches ‘Innovation Lab’ for city employees

The space is part of the city's overall innovation plan that includes sending its employees to "Innovation Academy" and a $100,000 fund to back public-private projects.
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.