Boston hires D.C.'s David Elges as new chief information officer
Elges was most recently the CIO of Washington, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency.
Soon, machine learning will make it easier to submit 311 requests in Boston
With help from the public, the city is now training its algorithm and hopes to go live with a new, smarter service request system by the end of the year.
Digital Equity Fund offers nonprofits a chance to close the digital divide in Boston
The city is channeling dollars from telecom contracts into a new fund designed to help residents use technology and become more engaged online.
Boston's newest website uncovers troubled rental properties
Housing violations, complaints and requests are drawn up from the city's open data portal with a new web interface supplied by the technology department.
Imagine Boston 2030 presents a guidepost for data-driven planning
Boston's new city master plan offers one example of how cities can use data, civic engagement and technology to solve long-term challenges.
Boston mayor appoints city’s first chief data officer
Former Democratic National Committee data chief Andrew Therriault will lead the city’s data efforts and analytics team.
Boston hackathon app helps upgrade city permitting system
Boston is piloting a new Web and mobile application, developed from a hackathon, that will let citizens track the progress of their permit applications online.
Boston mayor honors tech community
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hopes to bring the ideas of the city’s active startup technology community into the government, reflecting a growing trend at all levels of public sector.
Boston hires first chief digital officer
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh named Lauren Lockwood, a recent Harvard Business School graduate and project manager at Boston startup HourlyNerd, as the city’s first chief digital officer.