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Here’s everything we know about the Philly courts website shutdown civic

Jun. 19, 2019 12:25 pm

Here’s everything we know about the Philly courts website shutdown

The courts.phila.gov site is still out, but there have been some updates in the last month that allow partial access for those of us who hate paper filing.
B. PHL claims to be the ‘first’ citywide innovation festival. But is it? civic

Jun. 18, 2019 2:05 pm

B. PHL claims to be the ‘first’ citywide innovation festival. But is it?

The three-day series organized by IBX and the Chamber of Commerce looks to convene innovators across fields of healthcare, engineering, art, technology and more. Sound familiar?
A major internet exchange point just expanded to Philly civic

Jun. 14, 2019 9:24 am

A major internet exchange point just expanded to Philly

The partnership between Netrality Data Centers at 401 N. Broad and New York City-based NYIIX is meant to keep content sharing, streaming and general web use more local.
What Data Jawn taught us about the opioid crisis, City budgets and cartoons civic

Jun. 13, 2019 3:16 pm

What Data Jawn taught us about the opioid crisis, City budgets and cartoons

The third installment of Philly's data analytics conference took a look at careers in data, curbing a drug epidemic and what "SpongeBob SquarePants" can teach us about the concept of distant reading (really).
The office that oversees the City’s tech teams is in transition civic

Jun. 13, 2019 10:28 am

The office that oversees the City’s tech teams is in transition

The woman replacing Christine Derenick-Lopez as chief administrative officer will also join the SmartCityPHL Advisory Committee.
Here’s how much people of color make compared to the white male Philadelphian’s dollar civic

Jun. 5, 2019 11:50 am

Here’s how much people of color make compared to the white male Philadelphian’s dollar

A policy brief from the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia found that for most groups, the wage gap here is slightly smaller than that of nearby cities. But there's still work to be done.
Philadelphia slayed its brain-drain beast. Now what? civic

Jun. 3, 2019 12:45 pm

Philadelphia slayed its brain-drain beast. Now what?

This city has added 68,000 (diverse) college graduates since 2000, outpacing nearly every city in the country. Now it's on to the next challenges: poverty, income inequality and retaining the best.
Why Ben Franklin Technology Partners is fighting for more state funding civic

May 31, 2019 11:10 am

Why Ben Franklin Technology Partners is fighting for more state funding

The early-stage capital provider now receives half the state backing it did a decade ago. That's a problem for the Pennsylvania startups it supports, says local CEO RoseAnn Rosenthal.
This month in Technical.ly history: The evolution of OpenDataPhilly civic

May 30, 2019 1:07 pm

This month in Technical.ly history: The evolution of OpenDataPhilly

For Technical.ly Philly's 10th anniversary, we're digging through the archives. In May, we're revisiting our 2013 evaluation on the City's open data effort, one year after its launch.
5 trends in growing startup cities from the last decade that you should understand civic

May 25, 2019 9:56 pm

5 trends in growing startup cities from the last decade that you should understand

Startup culture as commodity, income inequality and (much!) more.

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