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May 29, 2020 10:00 am

A Digital Literacy Alliance grant is creating roles to help residents access and use tech during the pandemic

Three organizations will receive $30,000 to support the "digital navigators" and increase access to computers and internet.

Feb. 12, 2020 10:45 am

City gov is looking for tech-enabled solutions to promote tap water use

The winning company will receive up to $34,000 to pilot its proposed solution through June 2020.

Feb. 11, 2020 11:50 am

Former Code for Philly leader Charlie Costanzo is running for Code for America’s National Advisory Council

Local brigade alumni currently hold two of the nine seats on the Council.

Dec. 19, 2019 1:44 pm

10 imagined futures: Philly’s tech community tells us what they envision for the next decade

What will this industry look like, locally, a decade from now? More diverse in its leadership, more eager to discuss its failures, less concerned about comparing itself to other cities and more.

Dec. 16, 2019 2:43 pm

The City is looking for private-sector tech proposals on how to reduce trash and waste

Want to help Philly reach zero waste by 2035? The Pitch & Pilot program has up to $34,000 to help you work on a tech solution.

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."

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.

Jun. 13, 2019 7:37 am

This apprenticeship program is opening the door for candidates with nontraditional backgrounds

Learn about Azavea’s hands-on strategy for expanding its applicant pool — no degree required.

May 14, 2019 7:22 am

You do everything else on your phone. Why not vote?

Blockchain technology can secure mobile voting, write politician Kahlil Williams and strategist Bradley Tusk. Is it the future for elections in Philly?

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