Mar. 10, 2014 10:30 am
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.
Mar. 4, 2014 12:30 pm
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.
Feb. 28, 2014 10:30 am
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.
Feb. 17, 2014 8:30 am
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.
Feb. 11, 2014 10:30 am
"If I challenge a commander, he can't hide from the truth because that information will come forward on the map," said the Police Department's Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel.
Feb. 6, 2014 8:30 am
The site was created as part of the city's lobbying law, which requires lobbyists to register online and to file reports about how much money they spent trying to influence government. The law was passed in 2010, but the city's contract to get the lobbying database software running failed in 2012.
Jan. 9, 2014 11:30 am
The app, which compares actual arrival times with SEPTA schedules, offers proposed fixes to the SEPTA schedule for trains that are chronically late, like the Chestnut Hill West train that leaves Suburban Station at 7:41 on weekdays.
Sep. 20, 2013 8:30 am
It's the third city to adopt and launch the platform, which was originally built for Philly open data portal OpenDataPhilly. The platform has reached other cities largely though Code for America's local networks.