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OpenDataPhilly Wins 2015 Web Project of the Year at Philadelphia Geek Awards


The Philadelphia Geek Awards are an annual ceremony hosted by Geekadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University honoring geeks in the greater Philadelphia region. This year, the relaunched OpenDataPhilly.org won Web Project of the Year.

OpenDataPhilly.org was created in 2011 by Azavea in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology, Tech Impact (formerly NPower PA), TechnicallyPhilly, WHYY, and the William Penn Foundation.  The data portal aimed to provide a hub for publishing and accessing open data by not only the City government but also other organizations, universities and businesses in the region.  AxisPhilly, the non-profit news and information organization that was managing the site shut down in June 2014, but a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation enabled Azavea to update and extend the data portal in collaboration with Temple University. OpenDataPhilly.org relaunched on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.