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7 inspiring civic hacking projects from Code for Philly’s #CELaunchpad civic

Mar. 28, 2017 10:07 am

7 inspiring civic hacking projects from Code for Philly’s #CELaunchpad

Sixty-five civic hackers will spend the next month working on projects around gerrymandering, sample ballots and parking (with advice from lotsa city government folks.)
These nonprofits are fighting against a bill that could let Comcast sell your browsing data civic

Mar. 27, 2017 11:16 am

These nonprofits are fighting against a bill that could let Comcast sell your browsing data

The American Civil Liberties Union and Philly's Media Mobilizing Project explain why the bill would hurt consumers.
Just getting started in the tech scene? You belong at this weekend’s Code for Philly event civic

Mar. 23, 2017 11:17 am

Just getting started in the tech scene? You belong at this weekend’s Code for Philly event

Take it from Laura Oxenfeld, who made her way from academia to the tech community in the span of two years.
How I survived my very first hackathon (and why you can, too) civic

Mar. 22, 2017 11:05 am

How I survived my very first hackathon (and why you can, too)

Author Miriam Peskowitz arrived at Code for Philly's hackathon last fall armed with a Github account but no idea what “fork” meant. Here's her story.
Mayor Kenney on his #SXSW trip: ‘Tech has to be part of the conversation’ civic

Mar. 21, 2017 9:37 am

Mayor Kenney on his #SXSW trip: ‘Tech has to be part of the conversation’

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney spoke with Technical.ly about the lessons he reaped from the Austin megaconference. Plus, which startup caught his eye?
This is important: Watch highlights from City Council’s hearing on body cameras civic

Mar. 17, 2017 9:29 am

This is important: Watch highlights from City Council’s hearing on body cameras

Yes, the vid is long, but we've queued up the main parts up for you so there are no excuses.
Councilman Allan Domb got cozy with Philly’s tech scene at #SXSW civic

Mar. 16, 2017 9:20 am

Councilman Allan Domb got cozy with Philly’s tech scene at #SXSW

It's the latest in a slew of tech-related efforts for Domb.
The biggest hurdle for the Police Department’s body-worn camera program is in the cloud civic

Mar. 14, 2017 12:57 pm

The biggest hurdle for the Police Department’s body-worn camera program is in the cloud

At a City Council hearing, the city's police and tech leaders pointed to video storage costs as a limitation for a broader rollout of body cameras across the police force.
Are Philly’s body-worn camera policies fair? Here’s how one expert will testify civic

Mar. 13, 2017 12:59 pm

Are Philly’s body-worn camera policies fair? Here’s how one expert will testify

A preview of what a D.C.-based think tank rep will say at today's City Council hearing on the issue.
The Penn project to save climate data in the Trump era was featured on ‘The Daily Show’ civic

Mar. 13, 2017 11:45 am

The Penn project to save climate data in the Trump era was featured on ‘The Daily Show’

Correspondent Jordan Klepper came to Penn in January to film the segment.

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