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Best Stories of 2014: Sustainability

Dec. 23, 2014 11:30 am

Best Stories of 2014: Sustainability

Here's some of our stories from 2014 that best represent how Philadelphia is a leader in sustainability.
Why the Civic Hacking Community Needs Non-Coders

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 […]
9 Moments in Philly Social Impact in May

Jun. 5, 2014 11:29 am

9 Moments in Philly Social Impact in May

This spring is flashing by with people and organizations making change in Greater Philadelphia. Our team put together a list of highlights in social impact from this May: Pre-K for PA raised support for early education with a petition delivery to Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf. Follow the conversation with the hashtags: #investinece #iamprek Read more: […]
greenSTEM Network Wraps Up Projects in Three Schools

May 29, 2014 12:37 pm

greenSTEM Network Wraps Up Projects in Three Schools

greenSTEM Network, an initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department, has been working hard to get the project moving after selecting the winner’s of its student challenge on April 11. The greenSTEM challenge was a student design competition in three Philadelphia schools to create artistic, original garden enclosures to protect low-cost, DIY sensor kits (named Root Kits) that display […]
greenSTEM Network Connects Students to the Environment via Technology method

Apr. 9, 2014 9:55 am

greenSTEM Network Connects Students to the Environment via Technology

greenSTEM Network connects youth to the environment by giving students in Philadelphia-area schools the ability to monitor data from gardens, green roofs, and various types of green stormwater infrastructure. “It’s both a website and web application, and a physical product,” said Matthew Fritch, environmental engineer with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). “We set it up to […]
What Makes Philadelphia One of the Most Active Civic Hacking Communities in the Country method

Mar. 28, 2014 11:00 am

What Makes Philadelphia One of the Most Active Civic Hacking Communities in the Country

Part 3 in our series with TEDxPhiladelphia explores the many ways the region is leading the way in civic hacking and open data projects. Hacking and hackers have a bad reputation as people who break into computer security systems and steal information–but today, hacking is more and more frequently referred to as taking something that already exists […]

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