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City of Philadelphia should release salary data, says ex-chief data officer civic

Aug. 7, 2014 9:45 am

City of Philadelphia should release salary data, says ex-chief data officer

In an op-ed written for the Sunlight Foundation, Mark Headd offers up some advice for the city's open data policy.
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.
Why Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer quit civic

Jun. 19, 2014 7:32 am

Why Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer quit

A conflict over property-tax data nudged Mark Headd out of city government. What should cities and open gov advocates learn from it? A Technical.ly Philly exclusive.
Which Pa. governor candidates plan to adopt an open data policy? civic

May. 8, 2014 8:30 am

Which Pa. governor candidates plan to adopt an open data policy?

All four Democratic candidates for Pa. governor said they planned to implement some sort of open data policy, according to answers in a questionnaire developed by Code for Philly and Open Pittsburgh. Governor Tom Corbett is the only candidate who has not responded to the questionnaire yet.
Should Pa. adopt an open data policy? Ask gubernatorial candidates civic

Mar. 21, 2014 9:30 am

Should Pa. adopt an open data policy? Ask gubernatorial candidates

That's one of the questions that a statewide group of civic hackers and open data advocates plan to ask the state's gubernatorial candidates about transparency and access to data.
Chief Data Officer Mark Headd to step down in April civic

Mar. 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Chief Data Officer Mark Headd to step down in April

"Philly’s open data effort has always been bigger than any one person – it’s always been about the community. It’s now time for me to rejoin that community," Headd wrote.
Why the City of Philadelphia is making GitHub part of its open gov outreach dev

Mar. 10, 2014 10:30 am

Why the City of Philadelphia is making GitHub part of its open gov outreach

The City of Philadelphia has embraced Github as a platform to share its own data releases. Here's how Chief Data Officer Mark Headd is developing it as a part of a workflow.