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Jan. 4, 2019 11:00 am

Civic technologists: Apply to speak at the 2019 Code for America Summit

From civic innovation to digital service delivery, you can make your case at the organization's annual summit. The event is happening May 29 to 31 in Oakland.

Dec. 27, 2018 11:00 am

Get access to 100 services on the new website for Philly’s health department

Find affordable medical, report a noise violation or learn about Narcan on the Department of Public Health's new site, which went live last week.

Dec. 5, 2018 7:02 am

On The Market: Help the City rethink its approach to software development

Following its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation restructuring, the City of Philadelphia is hiring a director of software engineering. Plus, more tech jobs around the local tech ecosystem.

Nov. 19, 2018 4:56 pm

Breaking: Philadelphia is restructuring its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

Amid the shuffle, Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski is leaving his post, and the open data team of ODDT is folding back into the Office of Innovation and Technology — a change in reporting structure only, said OIT head Mark Wheeler.

Nov. 19, 2018 12:07 pm

5 on-ramps to the world of open data

During a Slack AMA alongside our sister site Generocity, we asked organizers and civic technologists how to connect non-technologists with open data. Here's what they told us.

Nov. 13, 2018 11:45 am

We’re hosting a Slack AMA with civic technologists this Friday

Join the #ama channel to ask experts about best practices for getting non-technologists involved in using open data and more on Friday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Nov. 6, 2018 1:10 pm

How is Philly voter turnout doing? Here’s what one live projection says

Sixty-Six Wards, a Philly-based blog on local politics, is gathering stats and forecasting a strong midterm election turnout.

Oct. 8, 2018 12:29 pm

Committee of Seventy app aims to make voting fun again

The nonprofit's WeVote app, made by MilkCrate, gamifies civic engagement.

Sep. 17, 2018 11:02 am

Draw the Lines PA wants you to fix the state’s gerrymandered electoral map

You can even win some cash doing so. It's democracy, gamified.

Sep. 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Interim CIO Mark Wheeler named permanent head of Philly OIT spoke to Wheeler about his vision for the tech department and how he plans to bring top talent into city government. “Think of it like the Peace Corps,” he said.

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