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Watch the Seattle Channel’s elections coverage and remember to vote by Tuesday, November 6

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  

This is the first Presidential Election that King County has voted all by mail. Voters are reminded to turn ballots into ballot drop boxes before 8 pm on November 6 or make sure the ballot is postmarked November 6 or earlier. If you’re a new voter and you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. […]


Evergreen Apps Challenge winners announced

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 - Brainstorm, Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  

Over $75,000 in prizes was awarded in the Evergreen Apps Challenge on October 1 at Seattle City Hall. See the list of winners and try out their apps at Entries were reviewed by a panel of expert judges, including Francis Benjamin, of Washington State University; Adam Gentz, of BizXchange; Mónica Guzmán, of Geekwire; Susannah […]


Startup Weekend Gov a success

Posted: May 4th, 2012 - Community Technology, E-Government, News  

Over the April 26-28 weekend, some 120 developers, entrepreneurs and mentors from the public and private sectors participated in the first-ever Startup Weekend Government.  They worked for 54 hours nearly non-stop at City Hall to create apps that use open data from Seattle, King County and Washington State. Sol Villareal wrote a great account of it […]


Grant available to engage communities & neighborhoods using online technology!

Posted: June 24th, 2011 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

Background The Online Boost Project was developed in response to what we learned from the Seattle Communities Online assessment and presentations at Neighborhood District Council and community group meetings. Neighborhood groups want to build their capacity to do effective outreach online, maintain their content, foster online engagement and use City widgets and tools. We are […]


Twitter releases “10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010″

Posted: December 15th, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

Yesterday, Twitter released its list of the ten most powerful tweets of 2010.  The chosen tweets, according to the Twitter Blog, “represent the dynamic ways that people use Twitter in the political world, for disaster relief, and to add commentary to news events, sports and entertainment.” Some might wonder how Ann Curry, an NBC reporter […]


Volunteer for our Get Online! event

Posted: November 9th, 2010 - Community Technology, Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

On Thursday, November 18, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, many computer learning centers in Central and South Seattle will be hosting events to help community members Get Online! There will be activities and demonstrations on many topics, including: social networking, posting/viewing photos online, paying bills online, using email, accessing wireless networks, using Skype to […]


Neighborhood group web tool survey

Posted: May 4th, 2010 - Seattle Communities Online  

If you participate in a neighborhood or community group, I’d sincerely appreciate it if you take a few minutes to fill out a short, 6-question online survey about your web tool use.  As a Masters of Public Administration student at the University of Washington, I’m in the process completing my degree project (or “mini-thesis”) on […]


Welcome to the Seattle Communities Online blog!

Posted: April 14th, 2010 - Seattle Communities Online  (No Comments)

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Seattle Communities Online blog, part of the Department of Information Technology’s Tech Talk blog.  Here, you can find news, tips, and stories aimed at helping you connect with your neighborhood online. The Seattle Communities Online project was created in response to neighborhood and community groups asking for […]