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Freedom Rings Partnership: what it is and how public-private partnerships fuel its success [VIDEO] uncategorized

Oct. 11, 2011 11:00 am

Freedom Rings Partnership: what it is and how public-private partnerships fuel its success [VIDEO]

The following is a report done in partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods program, the capstone class for the Temple’s Department of Journalism. Elaine Skoczylas said she knows how to type. It’s just the other things that are tricky. “I’ve never really learned Microsoft Office. I don’t have a computer at home, but I had […]
OpenDataPhilly.org: city data catalog to launch April 25 during Philly Tech Week uncategorized

Mar. 23, 2011 1:15 pm

OpenDataPhilly.org: city data catalog to launch April 25 during Philly Tech Week

The City of Philadelphia already publicly shares a considerable amount of data and information, but there has never been a reliable place to find what’s available, request more and learn what’s coming, says Robert Cheetham. That’s about to change. OpenDataPhilly.org Unveiling Details: When: Monday., April 25, 12-1 p.m., Philly Tech Week Where: WHYY, 150 North […]
IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to support Freedom Rings initiative: Mayor Nutter [Video] uncategorized

Mar. 10, 2011 10:00 am

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to support Freedom Rings initiative: Mayor Nutter [Video]

Nearly half a million dollars in consulting and technology support from IBM that yesterday were pledged to the City of Philadelphia are more about education than gadgets. The Smarter Cities Challenge, announced fall 2010, is a three-year initiative from IBM that will spread $50 million in services and tools to 100 city governments in the […]
Digital Philadelphia: what it is, where it’s going and why you need to get involved civic

Mar. 8, 2011 11:00 am

Digital Philadelphia: what it is, where it’s going and why you need to get involved

Two years ago this May, the City’s Digital Philadelphia initiative bore public birth. Some movement has been made and details secured, but what can we expect to come? In front of 75 people at a Refresh Philly gathering in May 2009, then City of Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Allan Frank introduced an IT overhaul plan […]
‘Give us the data that is ours:’ Digital Philadelphia Code for America open gov event [VIDEO]

Feb. 24, 2011 11:00 am

‘Give us the data that is ours:’ Digital Philadelphia Code for America open gov event [VIDEO]

City government collects the people”s data, and the people need to take it back. That proved something of a theme of Wednesday night’s Digital Philadelphia Open Data event sponsored by Young Involved Philadelphia and Technically Philly. Held in the beautiful third-floor theater of the Gershman Hall thanks to the Corzo Center of the University of […]
Allan Frank wants to be the Pat Croce of technology: Q&A on leaving city CTO role

Feb. 18, 2011 11:00 am

Allan Frank wants to be the Pat Croce of technology: Q&A on leaving city CTO role

The first consolidated leader of IT in City of Philadelphia history stepped down earlier this month after two and a half years at the helm. While we covered Allan Frank’s legacy and interviewed his interim successor Tommy Jones, much was left unsaid. Frank, who wants to be ‘the Pat Croce of technology,’ says his tenure […]
State launches interactive broadband map uncategorized

Nov. 29, 2010 11:30 am

State launches interactive broadband map

After nearly a year of research and development, the Commonwealth has launched an interactive map to detail broadband access across the state in an effort to support broadand stimulus projects. Mapping was part of $7.3 million federal broadband stimulus grant to show wireline, cable and wireless networks and to identify anchor institutions like schools, hospitals […]
There are lessons for the city from Federal CTO visit

May. 13, 2010 1:00 pm

There are lessons for the city from Federal CTO visit

If you think Philadelphia is mired in debt and¬†inefficiency, try wading through the federal government. The nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, offered a peak this morning inside the Obama administration’s use of cloud computing and crowdsourcing to help streamline the inner-workings of the federal government and overcome a culture of bulky IT budgets […]
Prize for best Google Gigabit Philly idea announced, $8,000 and growing uncategorized

Mar. 18, 2010 12:27 pm

Prize for best Google Gigabit Philly idea announced, $8,000 and growing

It’s not often that one is monetarily rewarded simply for an idea. But the prospect of Google building its ultra-high speed broadband Internet here is raising the stakes. This morning, Philly Startup Leaders announced that it will award a prize of $5,000 -¬†donated from the organization’s own coffer – for the best idea submitted to […]
Event Highlights for March 15-21, 2010

Mar. 15, 2010 6:51 am

Event Highlights for March 15-21, 2010

The big event this week isn’t in Philly at all. But Philadelphia has quite a presence in Austin, Texas, this week for South by Southwest, for sure. Our reporter Sean Blanda is hot on the trial, chasing down Philly’s representatives. He’ll follow-up with a report later this week. That said, there’s some great opportunities here […]