Christine Knapp, Manager of Public and Client Relations for the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub), leaves for the Water Department: In an email, Knapp wrote that she was leaving EEB Hub to become the Water Department’s Director of Strategic Partnerships on Sept. 14. At last night’s Ignite Philly, co-organizer David Clayton gave her a shoutout, saying that Philadelphians should “know that their water tastes better […] because of Christine Knapp.”
Penn Hackathon: “Terrifying in best ways” [Philadelphia Inquirer]: The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano previews this weekend’s Penn Apps hackathon.
Digital Government Achievement Awards [Center for Digital Government]: Philly’s Mayor’s Office won an award in the “Driving Digital Government Local government category” for Change by Us, a project created by Philly’s first class of Code for America fellows.
Daniel Rubin: Flash mobs: Charting some amazing progress in Philly [Philadelphia Inquirer]
The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening [Atlantic Cities]: “But what if technology could go just one step further? What if you never even had to contact City Hall about that needed road repair on Main Street, because City Hall already saw your tweets? (And we know you spend a lot of time on Twitter moaning about #potholes).”
OTI Finds Social Support and Program Offerings Linked to Adoption [New America Foundation]: In a report from earlier this summer, the Open Technology Institute writes that the city’s Freedom Rings Partnership has had considerable impact on the city.