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Mayor, officials weigh in on historic FCC votes

Today, after the FCC voted in favor of net neutrality and municipal broadband choices, Mayor Ed Murray, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller issued the following statements: “I applaud the FCC for passing the strongest net neutrality rules in Internet history, a vital decision for not only… [ Keep reading ]

Center for Digital Government names 2014 Digital Cities Survey winners

Re-posted from the Center for Digital Government: Center for Digital Government Names 2014 Digital Cities Survey Winners Cities with Best Practices in Public Sector Information and Communications Technology Honored e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center) today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. In its 14th… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle hires Chief Information Security Officer

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… [ Keep reading ]

Help guide City’s strategies and investments in technology

The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to join the Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB). The 10-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in technology and telecommunications. We are currently looking for someone to fill one regular two-year position appointed by the Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Director named NATOA President

Tony Perez, the Director of the Office of Cable Communications in the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology was recently chosen by his peers to serve as the President of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at their annual meeting in Orlando. “I’m honored to serve… [ Keep reading ]

Great Turnout at Hack for Change – Seattle

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… [ Keep reading ]

Hack for Change – Seattle: TOMORROW!

We’re putting the final touches on tomorrow’s Hack for Change – Seattle event and wanted to share the following updates with you: 100 coders are signed up to attend and transform the datasets at into functional applications. More than 40 high-school students, MESA Advisors and parents from the MESA… [ Keep reading ]

MESA Students join Hack for Change – Seattle

We’re thrilled that more than 40 students, MESA Advisors and parents from the MESA Washington program will join Hack for Change – Seattle on Saturday, June 1. MESA students are developing an application to address the problem of managing students’ assignments and projects. The students’ application is called “MESA Solutions… [ Keep reading ]

Join us! Hack for Change – Seattle: June 1, 2013

The City of Seattle and Code for Seattle invite you to attend Hack for Change – Seattle as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking.  Co-sponsored by Seattle open data innovators, Socrata, Inc., the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Seattle’s City Hall (600… [ Keep reading ]