Jim Smiley, Author at Technical.ly Philly

Jim Smiley

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Jim Smiley was Technical.ly's contributing web editor from 2013 to August 2014. A native and resident of Northeast Philadelphia, he cofounded with his father FrankfordGazette.com, a hyperlocal blog focused on the changing community. He is a computer science graduate of Drexel University, an avid runner and civic hacker.

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CyclePhilly hopes to record biking patterns to help plan bike lanes

Apr. 30, 2014 12:30 pm

CyclePhilly hopes to record biking patterns to help plan bike lanes

Developed by local civic hackers at Code for Philly, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the idea of having community cyclists crowd source their bike routes for planning authorities first originated in San Francisco, but this is the first attempt to record Philadelphia bike patterns, despite the city having the highest rate of cyclists per capita of the nation’s 10 biggest cities.
Web app to visualize risks of fire station ‘brown outs’: Code for Philly projects

Mar. 31, 2014 8:30 am

Web app to visualize risks of fire station ‘brown outs’: Code for Philly projects

Sometimes innovation in tech doesn't get an official launch. Here are a some projects in various stages of development at Code for Philly, a local group of civic hackers that meets weekly around the city.

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