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Jan. 30, 2020 11:00 am

The City is surveying residents about what they find important about open data

The goal is to help Philly's Office of Innovation and Technology "continue prioritizing open data and making it as meaningful as possible for city residents," CIO Mark Wheeler said.

Nov. 8, 2019 2:06 pm

This tool uses open data to create a comprehensive look at gun violence in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard shows data for every gun shot victim in the city for the last five years.

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.

Oct. 3, 2019 7:30 pm

Krasner’s office just launched a public data portal for Philadelphia crime

The web tool, called the District Attorney’s Office Dashboard, allows users to see data about incidents, arrests, charges and outcomes of cases.

Aug. 19, 2019 10:15 am

Code for Philly’s monthlong, civic engagement-focused hackathon returns this September

The Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals event will convene volunteers and community stakeholders to work on projects providing equitable access to "Philly's redefined set of basic needs."

May 30, 2019 1:07 pm

This month in history: The evolution of OpenDataPhilly

For 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.

Apr. 18, 2019 4:30 pm

What is open science?

It's like open data, but for research. Organizers of the R-Ladies Philly meetup offer an explainer based on talks from their most recent meetup.

Dec. 19, 2018 11:24 am

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gets $100K to ease access to childhood cancer data

The nonprofit's Childhood Cancer Data Lab created a tool called that organizes data on specific cancer types.

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.

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