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Mark Headd is Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer

Philadelphia just named its first Chief Data Officer: Mark Headd, according to a tweet by city CIO Adel Ebeid, who, as an aside, either tweets in third-person or has someone else handling the account. Headd, a familiar face in Philly’s tech and civic hacking scene, was hired by Code for America just this past spring […]

This week's Roundup also includes real talk for local nonprofits and the monthly Columbia TechBreakfast.

This week's events include the bluntly-titled nonprofit help session Your Data is Ugly and Your Funders Don't Love You and the monthly Columbia TechBreakfast. Also, the launch of a new series of happy hours at the ETC Haven Campus.

Your Data is Ugly and Your Funders Don't Love You A panel of experts will offer organization tips and tricks for nonprofit administrators. Tuesday, July 8, 7:30 a.m. Union Mill, 1500 Union Ave., Hampden, Baltimore city. RSVP. $5.

Columbia TechBreakfast Startups Haydle, Kojami, Compared Care, Light Point Security and XAPPmedia will present. Wednesday, July 9, 8 a.m. Loyola Columbia, 8890 McGaw Rd., #130, Columbia. RSVP. FREE.

Techy Thursday Happy Hour The Emerging Technology Centers hosts what organizers hope will be a monthly happy hour for founders, entrepreneurs, developers and enthusiasts. Thursday, July 10, 5-7 p.m. Emerging Technology Centers Haven Campus, 101 N. Haven St., Kresson, Baltimore city. RSVP. FREE.

Philadelphia just named its first Chief Data Officer: Mark Headd, according to a tweet by city CIO Adel Ebeid, who, as an aside, either tweets in third-person or has someone else handling the account.

Headd, a familiar face in Philly’s tech and civic hacking scene, was hired by Code for America just this past spring to lead its governmental relations efforts. While his position involved extensive travel, his office was based in Philly.

He’s no stranger to the public sector, having started his career in Delaware and New York state government. He currently lives in Wilmington, Del.

We’ll have more information on the hire and Headd’s plans soon. Next up for the city on its data path is to pull together a governance board.

Previously: City Hall is close to naming its first Chief Data Officer, has two final candidates

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