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Get Online Seattle provides online job resources & tools

Posted: July 18th, 2014 - Community Technology, News  
      NEWS RELEASE Get Online Seattle provides online job resources and tools SEATTLE (July 17, 2014) – The City of Seattle has launched Get Online: Jobs & the Internet, an online toolbox for residents who are new to job searching on the web. The Seattle.gov/getonline web site and print materials [More]

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]

Low-cost Internet options, Comcast special until 3/18

Posted: March 12th, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News  
Seattle was recently named 1 of 15 “Gold Medal” communities nationwide by Comcast. As a result, they’re offering six months of free Internet service through their Internet Essentials program, for eligible households who apply and are approved for their $10/month program by March 18, 2014, next Tuesday.  Their low-income discount is for families [More]

UPDATED: Critical Vulnerability in Apple iOS and OS X

Posted: February 27th, 2014 - News  
UPDATED: 03/04/14 A patch for  Macs [OS X] has now been released by Apple.  Follow the instructions below to update your system. Apple revealed a major vulnerability in its software that affects its devices, allowing hackers to intercept and alter communications such as email and login credentials.  Apple released a patch for iOS [More]

Tech Matching Fund Workshop Feb 4

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Attend a Technology Matching Fund grant workshop on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:00 PM.  Here you will learn about the eligibility requirements, how to apply and what makes for a successful application. The City is awarding matching grants of up to $20,000 per project to increase technology literacy or use of technology [More]

Workshops offered for Technology Matching Funds

Posted: January 17th, 2014 - Community Technology, News  
The 2014 Technology Matching Fund grant cycle is now open! The City is awarding matching grants of up to $20,000 per project to increase technology literacy or use of technology tools for civic engagement for Seattle residents.  The deadline to apply is March 12th! Important dates for grant applicants:             Thursday, Jan. [More]

December brainstorm eZine now online

Posted: December 5th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News  
The December Brainstorm, City of Seattle Community Technology Program eZine, is now online. View it here. This month, we feature: 2013 Brainstorm Survey; Seattle Channel's new mobile app; Seattle hosts National League of Cities Congress & digital inclusion workshop; Iu-Mien American Association's new computer literacy program; Seattle Public Library's Tech Impact [More]

City of Seattle Director named NATOA President

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 - News  
Tony Perez, the Director of the Office of Cable Communications in the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology was recently chosen by his peers to serve as the President of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at their annual meeting in Orlando. “I’m honored to serve as the [More]

Get Online Seattle provides health and wellness resources

Posted: November 15th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle recently launched “Get Online Seattle,” a digital literacy campaign created to provide residents with the necessary skills to navigate the internet and find content relevant to their needs. Each quarter, the Get Online Seattle campaign will focus on a different content area, helping Seattle residents get online and [More]