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Facebook hackathon applied Machine Learning to our Open Data platform

In October, Facebook held a civic hackathon, inviting in-house engineers as well as representatives from other tech companies to apply machine learning to our open data platform ( to solve problems. (If you don’t know what machine learning is, here is a great primer: In machine learning, computers apply… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Burgess signs on to FCC letter regarding Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

On November 3, Mayor Tim Burgess joined more than 200 mayors and county leaders across the country in signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai expressing their concern about the FCC’s lack of transparency and the inadequate level of local government representation on the Broadband Deployment… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle technology leaders condemn calls to repeal Net Neutrality regulations

Today, the City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller condemned the proposal by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to repeal net neutrality rules. Mattmiller encourages FCC commissioners to vote against this proposal and keep the internet open and fair for all to use. “The fight for strong… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT Wires KeyArena for the King County Health Clinic

When thousands of medical volunteers came together to provide free medical, dental, and vision care to the community, Seattle IT provided the technology and digital capabilities for the King County Health Clinic. Seattle IT’s Eric Bell and his team planned for months to build an Internet network for the event…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to hold Digital Literacy Network meet-ups

Do you want to work together to push forward shared interests in cultivating a more digital literate Seattle for K-12 students, young adults, adults, and senior citizens? Come join us Nov 13, 15, or 17 to share your work and ideas for collaborating to improve digital skills for the community you… [ Keep reading ]

City for All Hackathon: Final Report

The City of Seattle’s City for All hackathon was one of 88 projects nationwide to receive a Challenge Grant from the AARP. Through this grant, the AARP furnished $10,000 in cash prizes to three winners from the hackathon, through partner organization Sound Generations. The hackathon, held in the Bertha Knight… [ Keep reading ]

City for All hackathon is a hit

The City for All hackathon was a big civic hit over the weekend. Nine teams competed for recognition and prizes at City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room. The theme of the hackathon was to find solutions for the challenges of aging and accessibility. The winner for Best Overall Innovation was… [ Keep reading ]

Open datasets available for City for All hackathon

In preparation for the City for All hackathon where data scientists will look at long-term solutions to answering the question, “how can the City contribute to health, longevity, and a vibrant life?” – four City departments – Human Services Department, Parks, Office of Housing and Seattle IT – have released  new open datasets. Together… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Information Technology recognized at NATOA Awards in Seattle

Big honors were given out to Seattle IT at this year’s annual conference of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) which took place in Seattle in September. The Digital Engagement Team was honored with two awards. Seattle IT’s Strategic Plan for Facilitating Equitable Access to Wireless Broadband… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Metadata Standards and their usage within our Open Data Program

Earlier this year, we redesigned our open data portal and wrote a blog post at that time outlining the updates we made and the rationale behind them. In that blog post, we spoke to some of the related work we would be doing regarding making improvements to the metadata of… [ Keep reading ]