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Report highlights how Seattleites use technology

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Tech Boss Banter  
SEATTLE 5/23 - At a launch event last night, the City of Seattle released new findings on technology access, adoption and interaction by Seattle residents. These findings are based on feedback from 2,600 residents via online and phone surveys and in-person focus groups in multiple languages about their use, concerns, and barriers [More]

Seattle: How online are we? Find out May 22nd at 6 p.m.!

Posted: May 12th, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online, Tech Boss Banter  
Join us May 22nd, 6-8 p.m. at Seattle Goodwill's new training center as we release new findings on technology access and adoption by Seattle residents. Learn what more than 2,600 residents who participated in phone and online surveys and focus groups in multiple languages had to say about their use, concerns, and [More]

Help guide City’s strategies and investments in technology

Posted: March 18th, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk  
The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to join the Citizens' Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB). The 10-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in technology and telecommunications. We are currently looking for someone to fill one regular two-year position appointed by the Mayor and additional [More]

Low Cost Internet & Computers Webinar, 7/25 @10:30 AM

Posted: July 17th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, News  
What are the different options for residents to get low cost Internet (broadband) and a computer at home? What can non-profits do to refer people to the different programs?  Join us for the Home Internet & Computers for Low-Income Residents: A webinar for social service providers & community organizations tomorrow, July 25th [More]

Mayor recommends projects to promote broadband, digital literacy

Posted: June 28th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Mayor Mike McGinn is recommending 24 community based technology  projects for support through the City’s 2013 Technology Matching Fund. These broadband adoption and digital literacy projects are being forwarded to City Council.  See the list of projects and more information in the press release. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="532"] Mayor McGinn at the [More]

Great Turnout at Hack for Change – Seattle

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 - Director's Desk, E-Government, Tech Boss Banter  
Thank you to all who joined us!  More than 100 software developers and 50 Washington MESA students, coaches and parents gave up a lovely Seattle Saturday to gather at Seattle City Hall for Hack for Change – Seattle, part of the National Day of Civic Hacking.  Developers formed teams to use from [More]

Hack for Change – Seattle: TOMORROW!

Posted: May 31st, 2013 - Director's Desk, E-Government  
[caption id="attachment_8213" align="alignright" width="151"] #Hack4Seattle[/caption] We’re putting the final touches on tomorrow’s Hack for Change – Seattle event and wanted to share the following updates with you: 100 coders are signed up to attend and transform the datasets at data.seattle.gov into functional applications. More than 40 high-school students, MESA Advisors and [More]

MESA Students join Hack for Change – Seattle

Posted: May 17th, 2013 - Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
We’re thrilled that more than 40 students, MESA Advisors and parents from the MESA Washington program will join Hack for Change – Seattle on Saturday, June 1. MESA students are developing an application to address the problem of managing students’ assignments and projects. The students’ application is called “MESA Solutions for Learning” [More]

Thanks to 2,931 Seattle residents!

Posted: April 24th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
A big THANK YOU to more than 2,900 residents who completed our residential technology survey! Over the past few months, 803 people completed our random phone survey and 2,128 people took the survey online.  Thank you for caring about Seattle's technological future and taking the time to tell us how we can communicate more effectively throughout the city. Your survey [More]

Volunteers sought for City of Seattle Technology Advisory Board

Posted: January 9th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, Information Security, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our tech advisory board. Applications are being taken through January 18th, 2013.   The Board and committees help guide city strategies and investments in our digital future. The ten member Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB - seattle.gov/cttab) advises the City on [More]