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Shaping Seattle Lets You Swipe Through The Construction

Construction. Sometimes it seems like it’s happening everywhere in the City of Seattle. A wide road view of active Seattle development projects that require Design Review Now, with a new online map, you can easily keep up with every project on your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Mayor Ed Murray… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel Launches Non Partisan Video Voters’ Guide

This year residents of Seattle will vote for City Council candidates by geographic district. This measure, passed by voters in 2013, has brought forth forty-seven different candidates running for the nine council seats. In total, there are 62 candidates running for Seattle and King County offices. With ballots for the August… [ Keep reading ]

Community Stories: A Decade Celebrating Diversity

Seattle Channel is celebrating 10 years of “Community Stories”, the documentary series that spotlights Seattle communities with a focus on diversity and inclusion. In her blog, Community Stories producer Shannon Gee writes, “Since that first summer in 2005, Community Stories has told inspiring stories from all over the city. We… [ Keep reading ]

Literally Checking The Internet Out of the Library

In the beginning it was books, then audio, then video. Years later, downloads were available on your own device. Now, you can check the internet out of the Seattle Public Library. Not ‘check out’ as in connect online at the library. You can literally go to your Seattle Public Library branch, check out the internet and… [ Keep reading ]

A Civic Cocktail Double Feature: City of SeattleTechnology and Movies

Across the country, big cities are investing in technology to connect people, improve cities and make government more effective. Cities, including Seattle, are hosting hackathons, developing technology plans and innovating alongside entrepreneurs and startups. What makes Seattle unique in civic tech and what can we learn from other cities? Microsoft’s… [ Keep reading ]

We Have a Winner

It took hours and hours of coding and planning, but “Hackcessible” is the winner of the latest “Hack the Commute” competition. Hackcessible is an app for those with mobility issues. It displays potential disruptions like closed sidewalks, steep hills, and ramp accessibility. Hackcessible helps plan walking trips for people who… [ Keep reading ]

Hack the Commute: The Final Three

It’s down to the final three. Three teams of coders competing for the “Hack the Commute” championship. To get here, it was hours of coding, collaborating and competing over several weekends in April. These teams move on to the Championship Round today (April 29) in the Bertha Knight Landes Room in Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]