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Digital Philadelphia: what it is, what it means and what’s standing in the way uncategorized

Aug. 12, 2009 8:30 am

Digital Philadelphia: what it is, what it means and what’s standing in the way

Before Friday, the City of Philadelphia, specifically its division of technology, will submit a proposal to the federal government, asking for a big slice of at least $4.6 billion set aside for municipal broadband development. When city chief technology officer Allan Frank first announced his bold plan for a $100 million 10-year strategy, we were […]
Friday Q&A: Gwen Shaffer, One Web Day organizer

Jul. 10, 2009 1:26 pm

Friday Q&A: Gwen Shaffer, One Web Day organizer

On September 22, Philadelphia will celebrate its first One Web Day. Maybe celebrate isn’t the right word for it—this year’s event is about digital inclusion, or the lack thereof. Modeled after Earth Day, One Web is an international event meant to raise the public’s awareness of Web issues. No, not the Facebook redesign. We’re talking […]
Friday Tech Links: Mount Airy teen hacker in WSJ, Digital Philadelphia summit video and More

Jul. 10, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Mount Airy teen hacker in WSJ, Digital Philadelphia summit video and More

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. Ari Weinstein is the youngest Mount Airy-based hacker we’ve featured on Technically Philly in our long and illustrious history. Weinstein, 15, is apparently “getting job offers […]
Technically Not Tech: Media Mobilizing Project closes grant, looks forward creative

Jun. 8, 2009 5:51 pm

Technically Not Tech: Media Mobilizing Project closes grant, looks forward

Media Mobilizing Project founding member Todd Wolfson is interested in the role that media and communications can play in helping build movements to end poverty. He hasn’t been the only one. In 2007, MMP was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Knight News Foundation. With that money, the media organization has been helping other organizations […]
City launches Web site to track stimulus spending uncategorized

May. 12, 2009 12:43 pm

City launches Web site to track stimulus spending

The City of Philadelphia has launched a Web site dedicated to keeping track of Philly’s stake in the federal economic stimulus package, according to an update posted to the city’s Twitter account. Much like the state’s stimulus accountability Web site announced in March, the city will identify projects and initiatives that it is potentially eligible […]
Editorial: City government calls for tech support uncategorized

May. 5, 2009 11:30 am

Editorial: City government calls for tech support

Here’s a test. Just how innovative and influential, forward-thinking yet practical is the technology community in Philadelphia? Because you’re being challenged. We’re still reeling from a presentation that Allan Frank, the city’s chief information officer, gave at a meeting of Refresh Philly Monday night. The Nutter administration is investing $100 million during the next four […]
City CIO’s $100 million Digital Philadelphia vision

May. 4, 2009 11:48 pm

City CIO’s $100 million Digital Philadelphia vision

The Nutter administration will invest $100 million during the next four years in city technology, according to plans unveiled tonight by Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Allan Frank. How they will is far less clear. Frank unveiled his vision for a Digital Philadelphia Monday evening in front of a crowd of more than 75 members of […]