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City of Seattle awards community organizations funds to support digital equity needs

More than two dozen language groups to benefit from $545,000 in grant funds The City of Seattle is pleased to announce the annual Technology Matching Fund (TMF) award recipients for 2024. This year, 18 community organizations will receive $545,000 in Technology Matching Fund awards to provide digital equity programs and… [ Keep reading ]

Keep cool and stay safe with the City of Seattle Heat Safety webpage

Get tips and resources to stay safe and comfortable when the Seattle area experiences a heat wave.

LISTEN: Seattle IT’s Interim CTO Jim Loter talks AI on GeekWire podcast

It’s been a big year for artificial intelligence (AI) so far. After the research laboratory Open AI released a preview of the AI chatbot ChatGPT in November 2022, public familiarity with AI software began to rise sharply. Tech companies scrambled to capitalize on the moment. By the end of February 2023, Microsoft… [ Keep reading ]

Keep cool and stay safe with the City of Seattle Heat Safety webpage

People in the Seattle area are uniquely vulnerable to hot weather. Because the region has historically experienced mild summers, homes and businesses often lack cooling systems. To help area residents during heat waves, Seattle IT launched a webpage for heat safety on the City of Seattle’s website at https://seattle.gov/heat. The… [ Keep reading ]

Data Privacy Week – plus a few best personal privacy practices

Article by Nathan Merrells, Sr. Privacy Specialist The holidaze has passed us by and we’ve rolled around yet again to January. Now is the time when we collectively reflect on our own lives and celebrate the lives of others, especially Martin Luther King, Jr. For many of us, it’s a… [ Keep reading ]

What maps have to do with digital equity

by Jon Morrison Winters, Digital Equity Program and Broadband Manager Lately, there has been a lot of talk about maps, especially the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) National Broadband Map. This new map is designed to display the availability of broadband in our country at the individual address level, and it… [ Keep reading ]