Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

Creating digital services that support the success and well-being of all Philadelphians.

Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation

What We Do

The Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT) believes in a City government that understands the needs of its people and empowers them through dignified, accessible, and effective services.

ODDT’s approach is two-fold: 1) Help departments publish open data; and 2) Collaborate with departments, the public, and other stakeholders—employing human-centered design methods—to create services that support the success and well-being of all Philadelphians.

Chief among the Office’s initiatives is the beta.phila.gov prototype, an effort to reorient the City’s main digital service channel around the needs of residents, businesses, and other stakeholders. The beta prototype is being built in the open alongside the current phila.gov, so that insights from the public can be incorporated throughout its design, iteration, and development.

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Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
MSB Suite 630
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email oddt@phila.gov
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Events

  • Apr
    30
    Fostering collaboration between civic-minded professionals and municipal government
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Innovation Lab, 16th Floor, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Fostering collaboration between civic-minded professionals and municipal government

    April 30, 2018
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Innovation Lab, 16th Floor, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    The Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT) partners with departments, the public, and a variety of stakeholders to make government services more effective, transparent, and accessible. Within this collaborative context, ODDT is interested in working with and hearing from local design research, content strategy, software development, design (visual, UX, and service design), open data, and participatory democracy enthusiasts.

    During the two-hour event, ODDT will discuss the team’s digital and non-digital service improvement work at the City of Philadelphia. After a short discussion, attendees will engage ODDT and other participants in a workshop—exploring ways to contribute to ODDT initiatives and surfacing barriers to collaborating with government. Output from this event may inform future collaboration between ODDT and civic-minded professionals. Please join us for good food and conversation.

    Please note:

    • You’ll need to bring a photo ID to check in at the security desk.
    • After you check in with security, take the elevators to the 16th floor and follow signs to the Innovation Lab.
    • Food and drink will be provided.

    Register for this event on Eventbrite’s website

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