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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.
Use this site to tell a city commission about your experience with L&I civic

May. 20, 2014 11:30 am

Use this site to tell a city commission about your experience with L&I

Driven by last year's deadly Market Street building collapse, the Nutter administration formed a commission to study the way Licenses & Inspections does business.
SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots business

May. 19, 2014 10:30 am

SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots

SHIFT_DESIGN is one of ten companies that recently completed FastFWD, the social entrepreneurship accelerator backed by a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. Each company demoed last Friday at First Round Capital.
N.J. to pay online marketing firm Webimax $12M over 10 years to move to Camden business

May. 6, 2014 12:00 pm

N.J. to pay online marketing firm Webimax $12M over 10 years to move to Camden

It originally planned to move to Delaware, after Delaware governor Jack Markell called Webimax CEO Kenneth Wisnefski to lure him to the state.
Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness civic

May. 5, 2014 8:30 am

Watch City Council hearing about IT business competitiveness

Five Philadelphia technology community representatives testified before the City Council Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy in April. Watch the testimony and hear what was reported to Council.
Bill to post all city regulations online passes committe, vote next week civic

May. 2, 2014 12:41 pm

Bill to post all city regulations online passes committe, vote next week

After a hearing Monday on a bill that would require city agencies to post any and all regulations online, it passed City Council committee and will face a final council-wide vote next week, said Jennifer Kates, legislative aide to councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez.
See all 2013 City Council transcripts in easy-to-read, searchable format civic

Apr. 29, 2014 10:30 am

See all 2013 City Council transcripts in easy-to-read, searchable format

Every single word that's spoken at a City Council meeting is recorded, but the transcripts -- all that data -- are stuck in user-unfriendly PDF format.
OpenDataPhilly will get $35K, Knight Foundation-funded upgrade civic

Apr. 29, 2014 7:30 am

OpenDataPhilly will get $35K, Knight Foundation-funded upgrade

According to interim director of AxisPhilly Tom Ferrick, the upgrades will include instructional materials (webinars, how-to videos, etc.) to show the public how to use OpenDataPhilly, technical upgrades, including a redesign and outreach to the civic hacking community to encourage it to use OpenDataPhilly.