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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.
The city just called out these energy-wasting commercial buildings civic

Oct. 14, 2014 12:59 pm

The city just called out these energy-wasting commercial buildings

But the new dataset comes with a few caveats.
Here’s what Girl Develop It’s open source fellows built this summer access

Sep. 9, 2014 12:12 pm

Here’s what Girl Develop It’s open source fellows built this summer

Fellows said the program helped them find their place in the tech community.
OpenPlans CTO Aaron Ogle is Philadelphia’s new Civic Technology Director civic

Aug. 26, 2014 11:21 am

OpenPlans CTO Aaron Ogle is Philadelphia’s new Civic Technology Director

He'll take over for Tim Wisniewski, who became the city's Chief Data Officer earlier this summer.
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.

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