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City of Seattle Hires Ginger Armbruster as Chief Privacy Officer

The City of Seattle selected Ginger Armbruster as the City’s Chief Privacy Officer. The Chief Privacy Officer will help the City implement and enforce practices that manage data in accordance with the City’s Privacy Principles, which were established by Mayor Edward Murray and City Council. In 2015 the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Technology Advisory Board has some new faces

The Seattle City Council voted to approve the appointments of John Krull and Torgie Madison  to the Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The board is composed of 10 volunteers from the community who are appointed by the mayor and City Council to inform, respond to and set priorities around technology for… [ Keep reading ]

Cloud Computing: Essential but challenging

An expert panel on the challenges and opportunities of public sector cloud computing featured Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller. The panel was part of the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Innovation Summit June 13 in Washington D.C. To seize the opportunity presented by data analytics and data-driven governing,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT, meet Ada Developers Academy. A perfect match.

Since February of this year, Seattle IT has had the privilege of working with its first group of interns from Ada Developers Academy. For those who don’t know, Ada Developers Academy is a Seattle-based program for women and nonbinary individuals who want to pursue a career as software developers, but… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel Wins Emmy Award

The Seattle Channel won a Northwest Regional Emmy Award for the animated short An American Hero: Frank Nishimura. The feature tells the story of Nishimura, a Japanese-America World War II veteran, who grew up in Seattle. He had a happy life growing up in the Pacific Northwest right up until… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT moves to the cloud

An article on cloud storage in GovTech Today features Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller. The article predicts that even though cloud growth will crest soon, state, county and local agencies are likely to continue their migrations from private to public cloud. State and local governments are seeking the… [ Keep reading ]

A new look for our Open Data portal |

In our 2017 Open Data Plan, we identified five main priorities for the work we wished to accomplish this year. Priority number three is to “Increase the discoverability of our Open Data to the public”, and we are excited to announce the availability of a key deliverable that addresses that… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Open Data Program releases its 2016 Annual Report and 2017 Open Data Plan

Today the Seattle Open Data Program has published its 2016 Annual Report as well as its 2017 Open Data Plan. As this is the first time the City has released either of these publications, it marks an important step forward in the maturation of our Open Data Program. The Open… [ Keep reading ]

Recently published Open Datasets on

Since the beginning of 2017 we have had several noteworthy open dataset releases happen, such as the Seattle Police Department Use of Force datasets and more recently a very large dataset from the Seattle Public Library containing Check Out data from 2005 to the present day. In addition to those… [ Keep reading ]