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City of Seattle hires Chief Information Security Officer

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 - Director's Desk, News releases, Tech Boss Banter  

The City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller today announced the hire of Bryant Bradbury as the citywide Chief Information Security Officer. “The Chief Information Security Officer is a very important role for the city, ensuring a secure computing environment that enables City staff to serve the public,” said Mattmiller. “Bryant has proven himself […]

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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 to using the […]

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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 barriers to using […]

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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 data.seattle.gov, and other […]

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Green Computing

Posted: July 1st, 2010 - Tech Boss Banter  

Have you spent much time wondering about green computing?  No, it is not taking your iPad with you to the Irish pub on St. Patricks day.  A good technology operations manager has to live and breathe green computing 24 hours a day.   We have to understand the implications to power and cooling for every technology acquisition we […]

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Tech Boss Banter

Posted: June 24th, 2010 - Tech Boss Banter  

Welcome to Tech Boss Banter,  part of the Department of Information Technology’s Tech Talk blog.   Join us for a light-hearted view of technology management through the eyes of Department of Information Technology employee, Deb Schlenker,  Director – Computing Services.     With any luck it will be informative, thought provoking and fun!

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Change

Posted: June 24th, 2010 - Tech Boss Banter  

Change.    You can’t live with it and you can’t live without it.  Kind of like your smartphone, laptop, parents, spouses, children. . . well you get the point. However in the workplace you do have to live with change.  Changes can include a new technology, a new business process, a reorganization, budget cuts, and so […]

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