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Clout, like Yelp for local politicians, wins #HackTheVotePA civic

May 11, 2016 9:45 am

Clout, like Yelp for local politicians, wins #HackTheVotePA

Here's a look at some of the other projects that came out of the hackathon in search of ways to increase voter engagement.
New city tech chief Charlie Brennan is a change of pace civic

Jan. 27, 2016 12:31 pm

New city tech chief Charlie Brennan is a change of pace

An ex-cop who once ran the Police Department's tech initiatives, Brennan's hire could represent a shift from the headline-grabbing Office of Innovation and Technology under Mayor Nutter.
Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid is out at City Hall civic

Dec. 30, 2015 1:43 pm

Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid is out at City Hall

Fresh off completing the city's epic franchise negotiation with Comcast, Ebeid will join the private sector. He'll remain in Philadelphia.
As Nutter transitions out, City of Philadelphia tops annual Digital Cities Survey civic

Nov. 24, 2015 9:28 am

As Nutter transitions out, City of Philadelphia tops annual Digital Cities Survey

The award from the Center for Digital Government recognizes the city's efforts in transparency and its 'infrastructure of innovation'
3 projects from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s #opengov hackathon dev

May 5, 2015 10:08 am

3 projects from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s #opengov hackathon

Held during Philly Tech Week, attendees built projects for tracking government spending, Right to Know requests and economic development spending.
Story Bellows named one of nation’s civic tech superstars civic

Mar. 26, 2015 11:39 am

Story Bellows named one of nation’s civic tech superstars

Bellows was honored for her work in procurement reform by Government Technology magazine's annual list of top civic innovators.
See how much the city spends on ‘paperclips, parks and fire engines’ civic

Mar. 11, 2015 2:11 pm

See how much the city spends on ‘paperclips, parks and fire engines’

Philadelphians can now get a fuller picture of what exactly the city spends its money on.
4 ways Anthony Hardy Williams says he’ll use open data if he becomes mayor civic

Mar. 4, 2015 7:31 am

4 ways Anthony Hardy Williams says he’ll use open data if he becomes mayor

The policy director for the Anthony Hardy Williams campaign says the candidate will use open data to help implement “a citizen-centered and data-driven approach to governance.”
How tech savvy are Philly’s 2015 mayoral hopefuls? We did some Googling civic

Dec. 9, 2014 10:34 am

How tech savvy are Philly’s 2015 mayoral hopefuls? We did some Googling

As more mayoral candidates enter the ring, we're conducting brief “background techs” (“checks,” get it?) on each contender.
Ethics will be Nutter’s mayoral legacy. Will open data gains survive? civic

Nov. 25, 2014 11:30 am

Ethics will be Nutter’s mayoral legacy. Will open data gains survive?

With a year left in his administration, the Nutter legacy is currently being written. At a recent event, some wondered whether his work on open data will survive after he's gone.

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