Category Archives: Civic Tech – Civic Fusion

OpenAccessPHL

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OpenAccessPhilly is a movement of civic-minded, innovative, entrepreneurial types from Philadelphia’s technology businesses and professionals, startups, academics, non-profits and government agencies who convene monthly to share projects and passion to make Philadelphia a better place to live, work and play.

OpenAccessPHL

beyondfrequency.com

OpenAccessPhilly is a movement of civic-minded, innovative, entrepreneurial types from Philadelphia’s technology businesses and professionals, startups, academics, non-profits and government agencies who convene monthly to share projects and passion to make Philadelphia a better place to live, work and play.

Especially Big Data

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We recently completed a project for National Geographic titled Space Monkeys & Tiger Wine: A Look at Global Animal Trade, which looks at the quantity, purpose, and primary locations of trade for more than 27 million animals worldwide. In our pilot episode, we dive into the implications and ethics of documentation, and explore whether your daily dose of rhino horn extract should be recorded for “medicinal” or “commercial” purposes.

In this episode, we’ll explore the great lengths people travel to collect a single data point.

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Making it Easier to do Business with the Government

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Administrator Denise Turner Roth announces GSA’s new “Making It Easier” initiatives. Learn more at gsa.gov.

Taxpayers of the World, Unite!

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Perhaps the simplest thing to say about the “Panama Papers” is something most of us already know: The rich are not like you and me.

The deepening scandal, born from the leak of a vast trove of documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, has inspired a curious mixture of shock and apathy. The documents, which show the extraordinary lengths the global elite have gone to in order to shield their wealth from taxation, are at once big news and old hat. They provide the nasty details of the kind of business most savvy people assume goes on all the time.

Talking With Your Customers, Not At Them – GovLoop

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When you live in your customer’s experience, you realize the world is really changing. Technology has changed communications more in the past 10 years than previous generations saw in lifetimes. While it’s certainly a challenge to stay one step ahead, we’re at an incredible turning point. What was done before will no longer work, but the opportunity for success has never been greater.

Just think about direct marketing, telemarketing and communications 10 years ago. We really only had two options for customer outreach: earned media, through traditional news coverage, and paid media, through advertising.

How including more than the usual suspects helps our conversations – Generocity Philly

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Friday was Tammy Dennis‘s first OpenAccessPHL meetup, and she jumped right in.

“Omar, you say that there’s a parent-child initiative that’s coming up through the Sharswood area,” said Dennis, who learned about OAP on the city’s website, when pressing Greenlight Fund Executive Director and OAP presenter Omar Woodard about his organization’s upcoming parent-child home programs.

“Knowing the Sherwood community — I don’t live too far from there — and knowing some of the services that have been provided in the past; is the focus to always go for something new?