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Meet the 5 projects from Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad civic

May 25, 2018 9:46 am

Meet the 5 projects from Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad

Connecting nonprofits with donors, easing access to open data and engaging voters are some of the goals the projects look to tackle through technology.
Watch this live graph of Philly voter turnout (plus 5 other Election Day tools) civic

May 15, 2018 12:49 pm

Watch this live graph of Philly voter turnout (plus 5 other Election Day tools)

Today's the day to vote in the primaries. Here are some locally made tools to keep an eye on.
Here’s how some Philly creatives are coping with gun violence civic

May 8, 2018 8:05 am

Here’s how some Philly creatives are coping with gun violence

CreativeChangePHL is saying #neveragain with a fundraiser Tuesday night at Johnny Brenda's. Funds will go to Newtown, Conn.-based nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise.
What’s Mayor Kenney’s next tech move? civic

May 4, 2018 12:59 pm

What’s Mayor Kenney’s next tech move?

At our Mayoral Tech Town Hall, Kenney spoke at length about his plans for supporting the local tech sector. "StartUp PHL 2 is beginning, and then it's just about keeping on it," he said.
Philadelphia’s problems are daunting. Our opportunities are inspiring civic

May 2, 2018 10:42 am

Philadelphia’s problems are daunting. Our opportunities are inspiring

What are you going to do about it?
Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad kicks off Saturday. It’s more than a hackathon civic

Apr. 26, 2018 5:13 pm

Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad kicks off Saturday. It’s more than a hackathon

“We’re a city that values beginnings and middles as much as we do endings. That’s very much at the heart of Code for Philly’s Civic Engagement Launchpad.”
Philadelphia has what it takes — Amazon or no Amazon civic

Apr. 20, 2018 11:43 am

Philadelphia has what it takes — Amazon or no Amazon

Why Todd Barrish is bringing his company to Philly, and why it would make sense for Jeff Bezos to do the same.
Interim CIO Mark Wheeler to City Council: ‘IT is infrastructure, like water and streets’ civic

Apr. 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Interim CIO Mark Wheeler to City Council: ‘IT is infrastructure, like water and streets’

At the department's first budget hearing since the ouster of former CIO Charlie Brennan, interim tech chief Wheeler stumped for his department's $101 million budget proposal for 2019.
Former City CIO Adel Ebeid: ‘The process was working’ civic

Apr. 6, 2018 11:45 am

Former City CIO Adel Ebeid: ‘The process was working’

Following news of Charlie Brennan's lawsuit against the city, Ebeid sounded off: “It’s unfortunate that some folks held a view that we only focused on supporting the civic tech movement.”
Ex-CIO Charlie Brennan sues city for wrongful termination civic

Apr. 5, 2018 4:35 pm

Ex-CIO Charlie Brennan sues city for wrongful termination

The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, said Brennan was dismissed after objecting to the Kenney administration’s “unlawful racial practices and hiring.”

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