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Think Code for Philly isn’t for you? Think again people

Nov. 7, 2016 7:35 am

Think Code for Philly isn’t for you? Think again

If you care about making the city a better place, then this civic hacking org will welcome you with open arms, ED Dawn McDougall told us in her "Around the Corner" interview.
Azavea is trying to decide whether or not it should launch a nonprofit funding

Sep. 1, 2016 12:07 pm

Azavea is trying to decide whether or not it should launch a nonprofit

The social enterprise needs a way to raise funds for community-facing initiatives such as OpenDataPhilly. Founder Robert Cheetham has some reservations about adding another nonprofit to a saturated sector.
How EvoXLabs is helping open up the city’s HIV data purpose

Aug. 24, 2016 2:22 pm

How EvoXLabs is helping open up the city’s HIV data

The city's Office of HIV Planning keeps data in a 400-page PDF document. EvoXLabs is helping make it accessible for civic hackers.
Camden youth and local civic hackers made these neat maps over the weekend results

Jun. 7, 2016 3:18 pm

Camden youth and local civic hackers made these neat maps over the weekend

Youth and staff at nonprofit Hopeworks 'N Camden worked with corporate partners and state and federal officials for the National Day of Civic Hacking.
12 social impact-themed Philly Tech Week events to check out purpose

Apr. 19, 2016 10:51 am

12 social impact-themed Philly Tech Week events to check out

PTW2016 starts next week. Here's what we think should be on your radar (including something called #Failfest.)
Meet Code for Philly’s first executive leadership team people

Jul. 7, 2015 2:36 pm

Meet Code for Philly’s first executive leadership team

Earlier today, Code for Philly, the local chapter of Code for America, announced that its new executive team had been named: Corey Acri is the Collaborations Lead, Ben Novack is the Projects Lead, and Dawn McDougall will serve as Executive Director. Since its formation in 2012, Code for Philly has built a network of civic […]
February Convening of OpenAccessPHL Featured How Organizations Are Making Themselves Innovative method

Feb. 13, 2015 1:09 pm

February Convening of OpenAccessPHL Featured How Organizations Are Making Themselves Innovative

This month’s OpenAccessPHL presenters covered a variety of different topics, from co-working spaces and civic hacking and more. (We’ll be updating this post as the videos are edited). Marvin Weinberger – Venturef0rth/American Certified [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4H9ZW3QTQE&w=700&h=394] Weinberger — who recently purchased the Venturef0rth space and turned it into a nonprofit — said he purchased Venturef0rth because it was cheaper […]
Why the Civic Hacking Community Needs Non-Coders method

Jun. 26, 2014 11:44 am

Why the Civic Hacking Community Needs Non-Coders

Mark Headd giving a presentation about open source program GitHub at CityCoHo Corey Acri wasn’t sure if Code for Philly was right for him. The local chapter of the civic hacking group Code for America was filled with talented talented coders and technologists, and Acri had very little coding skills beyond the basics he learned in […]