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City’s ‘US2020′ STEM mentoring effort to kick off with two programs access

Sep. 18, 2014 12:39 pm

City’s ‘US2020′ STEM mentoring effort to kick off with two programs

The local arm of a nationwide program, Philadelphia's US2020 draws together industry partners, schools and government.
This FastFWD company creates videos to prep inmates for re-entry business

Sep. 12, 2014 8:29 am

This FastFWD company creates videos to prep inmates for re-entry

"[Prisons] spend a lot of money on content that might have a place but kind of misses the mark," said Media In Neighborhoods Group cofounder Jon Kaufman. "It's Ph.D. folks trying to talk to people in prison. We're bringing information straight from the horse's mouth."
Philadelphia chosen for $3M Citibank-backed ‘innovation accelerator’ civic

Sep. 4, 2014 12:26 pm

Philadelphia chosen for $3M Citibank-backed ‘innovation accelerator’

City government wants to get more low-income Philadelphians participating in its tax relief programs. Funding from a new accelerator program will help with that.
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.