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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.
City of Philadelphia is spending $120M to upgrade IT: status report civic

Mar. 4, 2014 12:30 pm

City of Philadelphia is spending $120M to upgrade IT: status report

We spoke to the city's Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid about what contracts have been awarded, which are next and what principles are guiding the project.
New bill would require city agencies to post ‘shadow laws’ online civic

Feb. 28, 2014 10:30 am

New bill would require city agencies to post ‘shadow laws’ online

It shouldn't be hard to find a city department's regulations, and Philadelphians should know when the city is changing those regulations. That's the idea behind a bill that Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez introduced yesterday.
Why the City of Philadelphia hasn’t yet released property tax data civic

Feb. 17, 2014 8:30 am

Why the City of Philadelphia hasn’t yet released property tax data

One year into his tenure, Headd said he'd accomplished the easier stuff and now planned to target more controversial data sets. And it wasn't just about releasing data. It was about getting city officials to understand why the city should release data at all.