Archive for the ‘ Digital Philadelphia ’ Category

MLK Day Of Service At Girard College

Fox 29’s Shawnette Wilson was out at Girard College in North Philadelphia this morning where over 3,000 volunteers will participate in a huge MLK Day of Service project. SEE VIDEO

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Volunteers honor King’s legacy

In a noisy, crowded gym at Girard College, Abel Jose-Perez and Tom Power labored over a computer, one of 100 to be refurbished and given to students and families with no Internet access. READ MORE

To celebrate Dr. King, hundreds refurbish computers

The main event for the 16th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service took place in the Armory at Girard College where hundreds of volunteers gathered to refurbish computers, put together training packets, and help introduce families and students to the Internet. READ MORE

Philadelphia CTO Allan Frank to focus on city wifi, paperless government

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Written by:Christopher Wink

Allan Frank spoke to an audience at a GovLoop event on November 2, 2010 about his ambitious five-year plan to “bring city government into the 21st century.”

Where’s the data? A ten year old problem, city CTO says

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Written by: Brian James Kirk

Late last week, we met with the CTO to discuss problems plaguing the department around opening those datasets and followed-up with Frank about how things have been for the last year. READ MORE.

Philadelphia, Your New Startup

Philadelphia is looking to re-imagine the way citizens communicate within their city. Code for America fellows will develop a web app that engages individuals and enables them to develop groups and networks that support neighborhood services. LEARN MORE >

Video Interview: Code for America City Program Director Alissa Black

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Written by: Sean Blanda

In 2011, Code for America will select five developers to work in Philadelphia for a year to create applications that improve how city government connects with residents. WATCH VIDEO