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Knight Foundation has $1M to fund civic data projects. Here’s how to apply civic

Nov. 14, 2019 10:30 am

Knight Foundation has $1M to fund civic data projects. Here’s how to apply

The foundation is looking for projects that "explore how the widespread digital collection of data can be harnessed for greater civic engagement and stronger communities."
This tool uses open data to create a comprehensive look at gun violence in Philadelphia civic

Nov. 8, 2019 2:06 pm

This tool uses open data to create a comprehensive look at gun violence in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard shows data for every gun shot victim in the city for the last five years.
Philadelphia Works is partnering with Comcast for the city’s first ‘pay for success’ job training program civic

Nov. 8, 2019 1:33 pm

Philadelphia Works is partnering with Comcast for the city’s first ‘pay for success’ job training program

The nonprofit will be prepping folks to be hired as salespeople at Comcast, including those with varying degrees of education and those looking to make a mid-career change.
Here’s how to use Philadelphia’s new voting machines in the Nov. 5 general election civic

Nov. 4, 2019 11:53 am

Here’s how to use Philadelphia’s new voting machines in the Nov. 5 general election

The electronic ExpressVote XL machines will produce paper ballots, too.
Events Roundup: 11 Philly-area tech gatherings to be thankful for this month civic

Nov. 1, 2019 2:01 pm

Events Roundup: 11 Philly-area tech gatherings to be thankful for this month

Before we're in full holiday season mode, get some networking and tech projects in this month. Plus, come help us plan Philly Tech Week 2020!
The City is dissolving its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation civic

Oct. 30, 2019 11:37 am

The City is dissolving its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

Staffers who held positions in the office will begin working under the Office of Information and Technology or the Office of Chief Administrative Officer at the end of this year.
This is what ‘innovation’ means to professionals who do it for a living civic

Oct. 24, 2019 12:38 pm

This is what ‘innovation’ means to professionals who do it for a living

One definition: "If you're always looking over someone’s shoulder, by definition, you’re imitating, not innovating."
These 64 young pros made Leadership Philadelphia’s 2019-2020 Keepers cohort civic

Oct. 18, 2019 2:27 pm

These 64 young pros made Leadership Philadelphia’s 2019-2020 Keepers cohort

We spot a dozen or so tech folks in the professional development program's latest mix, plus 10 (!!!) Comcast employees.
Philadelphia Fellow Richard Florida on how to build a more prosperous city civic

Oct. 17, 2019 5:33 pm

Philadelphia Fellow Richard Florida on how to build a more prosperous city

Richard Florida identified the ways in which Philly is growing and the issues it needs to address if it will make that prosperity equitable in a new report.
How the City of Philadelphia plans to use tech to drive change in government civic

Oct. 17, 2019 12:23 pm

How the City of Philadelphia plans to use tech to drive change in government

"This is our way to tell everyone what we’ve been doing, and where we want to go next," said Chief Information Officer Mark Wheeler of the new strategic plan.

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