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Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T participate in a forum on Digital Equity Tuesday, Feb. 8

The City of Seattle’s Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) is using its February 8 meeting to host three of the major telecommunications companies for a discussion on digital equity. There will also be an opportunity for the community to ask questions. We’ve all seen how critical it is for all residents to have sufficient internet, devices, skills… [ Keep reading ]

Why is Privacy Significant to the City of Seattle?

This is the second blog entry regarding the City of Seattle’s Privacy Program. You can read the first blog post, and learn more about Data Privacy Day, here. The City of Seattle values privacy. As data and digital services become increasingly necessary and expected for governments, we need to meet… [ Keep reading ]

How Data Privacy Day Came to Be: Part 1

January often has the reputation and the capability of being bleak in the Pacific Northwest, and because it is our natural inclination as humans to seek ways to remedy that — AND because we’re all about to become instantly better people because of our recent (and lasting, of course) New Year’s resolutions — what better time than the last week of January to lighten the collective mood and lean fully into fun-time festivities with a rousing… [ Keep reading ]

Making career resolutions for the new year

The start of the new year is the perfect time to pick up new, beneficial habits. While many people make resolutions for their personal life, instilling good habits and making positive changes for your career are just as important and impactful! Consider one of these tips to help you work better as you kick off the New Year.   Read a career-related book  Books on productivity,… [ Keep reading ]

Happy GIS Day, Wednesday, November 17

GIS Day is an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) that was initiated by spatial analytics world-leader Esri. For almost 20 years, GIS Day has been a day of gatherings and celebration of the important work done by the GIS community globally. GIS Day is dedicated to… [ Keep reading ]

October is Cybersecurity Month: Are you #Cybersmart?

Our Cybersecurity Risk Team is honoring Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October with information and tips to raise awareness about the importance of protecting data and staying safe online.  Although this month is set aside to heighten awareness of online predators, this information should be used EVERY day to protect the City’s data and security.   Phishing, Vishing, and Catphishing:… [ Keep reading ]

Tech access and learning help for school families

Digital Inclusion Week is a great time for school families to build their digital empowerment with savings on internet, using school and library and other online education help, and finding affordable computers and tablets. Here are some great resources identified by the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Housing Authority and Seattle Schools. Available resources: Internet discounts… [ Keep reading ]

Back to school technology tips

As school rolls back into session, it’s important to set your kids up for success technologically. Below are a few tech tips to get started! Accessorize your equipment Think about how much of your child’s time will be on the computer. In some cases, such as students who are continuing… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle named Digital Inclusion Trailblazer

Seattle only city to be recognized with all six qualifiers The City of Seattle was named as a Digital Inclusion Trailblazer once again by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). Digital Inclusion Trailblazers is a public inventory of local government initiatives promoting digital literacy and broadband access for underserved residents. “I’m so proud Seattle… [ Keep reading ]