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Civic Tech Roundup: January 25, 2017

Seattle happenings On January 17 and 18, the City of Seattle hosted a two-day workshop on “Big Data and Human Services” at City Hall, bringing in speakers and attendees from all over the country. (GeekWire) Consider.It, the tool and company used by the City of Seattle to engage the community… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: January 11, 2017

Seattle happenings GovTech published a new piece summarizing the City’s snow “hackathon” on December 15th. As the City makes any updates to snow preparedness on the technology front, we will keep you posted here. National news Uber teased a new website, Movement, that visualizes its traffic data for ease… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: December 29, 2016

Seattle happenings The Let It Snow! Community Design Workshop presented by the City in partnership with Substantial and Open Seattle was a success, with approximately 30 participants across government, the tech industry, and community members. The event received widespread media coverage, including television coverage from Q13 Fox, radio coverage on… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: December 15, 2016

Hi folks – this was slated for publication on December 15 but got held up in reviews due to approving staff out of office. We’re publishing today (December 20) but the content is written for December 15 publication. You can expect the next edition on December 29. Seattle happenings Today’s… [ Keep reading ]

Let It Snow! New Open Datasets

We are pleased to announce the publication of 22 open datasets (21 of them new) related to the City’s storm response, just in time for tonight’s community design workshop. You can find all of them by going to and searching “storm response.” Here’s a comprehensive list of all the… [ Keep reading ]

Let It Snow! Hackathon, December 15

Today marks the first official snow of the season! As part of our preparation at the City, we are reviewing the technology tools and data we use to communicate with the public about how we’re responding to winter weather emergencies – and we want your input. We are looking for… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: November 23, 2016

Seattle happenings Check out yesterday’s recap of the Code for America Summit, a collaborative effort from Seattle IT, Seattle Police Department, and the Mayor’s Innovation Team. We continue to explore how we can bring more user-centered design to the services we provide as a city and the technology we use… [ Keep reading ]

Human-Centered Design, Homelessness, and Civic Tech at the 2016 Code for America Summit

In early November, several City employees attended the Code for America Summit in Oakland, California. There were three representatives from Seattle IT (CTO Michael Mattmiller, Director of Applications Tara Duckworth, and myself, Civic Technology Advocate Candace Faber). We were joined by four members of the Mayor’s Innovation Team (Tina Walha,… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: November 9, 2016

It’s the biggest news day of the year. Here are the civic tech stories not to be missed, even – especially – as we prepare for the new presidency. Seattle happenings Eight people on staff at the City of Seattle attended the annual Code for America Summit in Oakland, where Seattle Police… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: October 26, 2016

Seattle happenings WeCount’s new sock boxes take the online platform for matching community needs to resources out into the community via drop-boxes for socks–a common need for people experiencing homelessness. This past Sunday, the Municipal League released a personalized ballot guide that will show you all the candidates and measures on… [ Keep reading ]