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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.
A Philly urbanist was just named to BBC’s 100 Women list of 2019 civic

Oct. 16, 2019 2:21 pm

A Philly urbanist was just named to BBC’s 100 Women list of 2019

Women Led Cities Initiative cofounder Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman was nominated in the list's "Earth" category alongside the likes of climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
8 social good projects from Code for Philly’s monthlong ‘Phundamentals’ hackathon civic

Oct. 4, 2019 2:30 pm

8 social good projects from Code for Philly’s monthlong ‘Phundamentals’ hackathon

Several of the civic tech projects focused on data transparency, solutions for citywide issues like the opioid crisis or mass incarceration, or creating a technology that helps undeserved populations.
Philly is hosting a firefighting tech symposium in Old City this week civic

Sep. 23, 2019 12:17 pm

Philly is hosting a firefighting tech symposium in Old City this week

Professionals across the tech, emergency response and medical industries will gather for three days of firefighting innovation.
The newly digitized census count is coming on fast. Here’s what you need to know civic

Sep. 16, 2019 3:46 pm

The newly digitized census count is coming on fast. Here’s what you need to know

On Sept. 17, Philly Counts is calling all city residents to attend a training and inform their communities on the 2020 U.S. census.

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