Posts categorized under Jim Valley, Author at Tech Talk

Video Voters’ Guide for the General Election Launches

We told you about the Seattle and King County Video Voters’ Guide for the primary election last July. Now we’re approaching the general election. – Want a transparent look at the candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 general-election ballot? With the launch of the 2015 general-election Video Voters’ Guide, voters can… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Is Rolling Out Its Innovative Privacy Program

The City of Seattle continues to lead the nation in protecting citizens’ privacy.  Last fall, the Mayor and City Council launched the City’s new Privacy Initiative.  In February 2015, Seattle’s Privacy Principle’s were announced. The next phase, the toolkit for Seattle’s Privacy Initiative, is now being implemented.  The toolkit will guide City departments… [ Keep reading ]

From Data to Action: Open Data and You

“Open Data” is one of the most popular phrases in technology right now, but what exactly does it mean? More importantly, how can you use it to make a positive impact on your life and society? It’s not as intimidating as it sounds. Learn more at an event on Tuesday October 13… [ Keep reading ]

National Radio Day

National Radio Day is a celebration of the history of radio. Radio serves many people in many ways: on the community level, providing a voice and a platform for those who often struggle to be heard, on the local level, entertaining and informing when critical news breaks and on the national level, with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Chosen as Part of “What Works”

The City of Seattle is a leader in utilizing Open Data.  Websites like  data.seattle.gov  and performance.seattle.gov have demonstrated the City’s commitment and effective use of open data resources. Now, Bloomberg Charities just chose Seattle as one of the first eight cities to participate in the “What Works Cities” program. In the next three… [ Keep reading ]

2014 Department of Information Technology Report

2014 was a year of accomplishment and transition for the Seattle Department of Information Technology. Seattle Channel took home many Emmy Awards. DoIT laid the groundwork for Seattle’s national leadership on our municipal Privacy Principles and Toolkits. We also transferred just over 55% of the City’s 102,000 Web pages into our Content Management System (CMS) and… [ Keep reading ]