Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology

Permitting software, fire cameras among Philadelphia's latest innovation projects

by • 1 year ago

The latest round of funding in Philadelaphia's Innovation Fund includes seven projects, many redesigned to meet agency needs during the pandemic.

Survey of Philadelphia open-data portal finds wide use in academic and nonprofit work

by • 1 year ago

A survey gave high marks to the portal, with 92% of respondents saying its dashboards and other visualizations are helpful to their work.

Philadelphia's first 'Pitch & Pilot' aims to reduce waste with tech

by • 2 years ago

The city is offering little direction to potential applicants, hoping to encourage creativity in their proposals to eliminate waste and litter.

Philadelphia releases ‘smart city’ roadmap with eyes on tech pitfalls

by • 3 years ago

Officials say the city isn't a "blank slate" for vendors to experiment with, but that there's now a careful strategy to guide its projects into the future.

With strong state funding, Philadelphia catapults into next generation 911

by • 4 years ago

With plans to complete the first phase of its 911 upgrade by the end of the year, the city's path is paved with state dollars, but financial challenges await many other jurisdictions around the nation.

Expanded tech fellow program in Philadelphia soothes workforce woes

by • 5 years ago

The city doubled its program to four positions to help fill gaps in its technical workforce and build on an evolving online presence.

Philadelphia's beta website prepares for the limelight

by • 5 years ago

The city's chief data officer, Tim Wisniewski, walked StateScoop through what makes the new website special and why the redesign is more than skin-deep.

New app aims to take confusion out of Philadelphia parking

by • 6 years ago

Lauren Ancona took matters into her own hands to map parking regulations in the city, and soon found herself working with the government on the project.