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.
Apr30EventFostering collaboration between civic-minded professionals and municipal government6:00 pm to 8:00 pmInnovation Lab, 16th Floor, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Fostering collaboration between civic-minded professionals and municipal governmentApril 30, 20186:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hoursInnovation Lab, 16th Floor, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmap
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.
- 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.
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