Ogle was formerly the chief technology officer of civic software company OpenPlans. Before that, he was a Code for America fellow in Philadelphia.
Here’s how Ogle described his new position in a blog post:
The goal? Build and procure technology that works for people. Always start with user needs. Test assumptions. Develop iteratively. Keep it simple. Everything is about the user, because in the case of city government, the user is our neighbor.
Ogle will take over the position that Chief Data Offier Tim Wisniewski formerly held, which is focused on using open data to build public-facing apps. It’s something that Wisniewski said he wants to prioritize as Chief Data Officer.
“We want to make sure we’re reaching 100 percent of Philadelphians,” instead of only the one percent that knows how to use an API, Wisniewski told Technical.ly Philly last month.