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Comcast to Kenney: Veto wage discrimination bill, or else civic

Jan. 10, 2017 12:29 pm

Comcast to Kenney: Veto wage discrimination bill, or else

“I'm not changing anything and I've already told them that,” Councilman Bill Greenle told the Inquirer about the bill, currently awaiting Kenney's approval.
Rebecca Lopez Kriss has a new gig at the Department of Revenue civic

Nov. 2, 2016 7:37 am

Rebecca Lopez Kriss has a new gig at the Department of Revenue

The former head of communications at the Department of Commerce is now (deep breath) Senior Policy Analyst & Director of Taxpayer and Water Customer Outreach. Here's what that mouthful means.
StartUp PHL just issued its latest Call for Ideas. Here’s how you can apply civic

Oct. 13, 2016 9:33 am

StartUp PHL just issued its latest Call for Ideas. Here’s how you can apply

The fifth round of the city-backed grant program aims to leverage open data to reduce poverty.
Technologists must do better: Drexel prof on the ethics of algorithms dev

Sep. 30, 2016 11:57 am

Technologists must do better: Drexel prof on the ethics of algorithms

As Philadelphia tries to make sense of a potentially racist criminal justice algorithm, we asked one expert about who should be responsible.
Apply for a spot in WeWork’s Mission Possible program — and win free office space access

Sep. 21, 2016 12:08 pm

Apply for a spot in WeWork’s Mission Possible program — and win free office space

The entrepreneurial support program is already live in three other cities. The launch of the Philly version is getting a little help from the city's Commerce Department.
Philadelphia is grappling with the prospect of a racist computer algorithm civic

Sep. 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Philadelphia is grappling with the prospect of a racist computer algorithm

Should it be fair? Should it be accurate? Or can it be either? A hearing at City Council this week tried to make sense of the tradeoffs of a new tool that will help judges decide who to keep in jail.
The push for open data inside Philly’s Department of Public Health civic

Sep. 7, 2016 12:59 pm

The push for open data inside Philly’s Department of Public Health

How the Community Health Explorer won over a city agency, and got people talking.
City Hall heads to Europe to lure business to Philly business

Sep. 7, 2016 11:57 am

City Hall heads to Europe to lure business to Philly

A key part of the pitch: the region's bustling biotech sector.
Archna Sahay gets candid about tech’s diversity problem access

Aug. 29, 2016 3:51 pm

Archna Sahay gets candid about tech’s diversity problem

Sister site Generocity interviewed the city's startup czar on our public Slack channel last week. Here's the recap.
Now’s your chance to hang with City Hall’s startup czar access

Aug. 24, 2016 11:54 am

Now’s your chance to hang with City Hall’s startup czar

Generocity is conducting a public interview with Archna Sahay in the Technical.ly Slack. It's tomorrow, so mark your calendars.

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