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Apr. 13, 2015 3:56 pm

Mjumbe Poe’s new job is helping City Hall digitize city services

He's the second Code for America fellow to join the city's Office of Innovation and Technology.

2011 Code for America fellows Mjumbe Poe, left, and John Mertens.

(Courtesy photo)

Correction: An earlier photo caption misidentified the person sitting next to Mjumbe Poe. It's John Mertens, not Tyler Stalder. (4/13/15, 7:54 p.m.)

Mjumbe Poe has left civic app shop OpenPlans to become the city’s first “digital government service architect.” He’ll be helping digitize city services, said Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid, who often uses his Twitter account to announce new hires.

Poe will join his former OpenPlans colleague Aaron Ogle, the city’s civic technology director, within city government. Both Poe and Ogle were 2011 Code for America fellows in Philadelphia’s inaugural class, and it’s a testament to both Code for America and the City of Philadelphia’s embrace of innovation that two of the fellows ended up at City Hall.

The city’s Office of Innovation and Technology has been amassing an impressive team of civic technologists over the last few years, several of whom were plucked from the tech scene and others that entrenched themselves in it while at City Hall, including Ogle, Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski, Data Services Manager Stacey Mosley and Data Scientist Lauren Ancona.

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