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Civic Tech Roundup: November 23, 2016

Seattle happenings Check out yesterday’s recap of the Code for America Summit, a collaborative effort from Seattle IT, Seattle Police Department, and the Mayor’s Innovation Team. We continue to explore how we can bring more user-centered design to the services we provide as a city and the technology we use… [ Keep reading ]

Human-Centered Design, Homelessness, and Civic Tech at the 2016 Code for America Summit

In early November, several City employees attended the Code for America Summit in Oakland, California. There were three representatives from Seattle IT (CTO Michael Mattmiller, Director of Applications Tara Duckworth, and myself, Civic Technology Advocate Candace Faber). We were joined by four members of the Mayor’s Innovation Team (Tina Walha,… [ Keep reading ]

Center for Digital Government Names Seattle Digital Cities Survey Winner

Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT) was recognized for its recent consolidation. The new department is made up of 650 staff members that once worked across 15 city agencies and aims to create efficiencies and capacity for tech projects. Other accomplishments include: the launch of a mobile-responsive website, a customer relationship management… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: November 9, 2016

It’s the biggest news day of the year. Here are the civic tech stories not to be missed, even – especially – as we prepare for the new presidency. Seattle happenings Eight people on staff at the City of Seattle attended the annual Code for America Summit in Oakland, where Seattle Police… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: October 26, 2016

Seattle happenings WeCount’s new sock boxes take the online platform for matching community needs to resources out into the community via drop-boxes for socks–a common need for people experiencing homelessness. This past Sunday, the Municipal League released a personalized ballot guide that will show you all the candidates and measures on… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: October 12, 2016

Seattle happenings Yesterday, the Seattle Trails Alliance released a new app for iOS called Seattle Trails. The app, which got its start at the AT&T Mobile Parks & Rec Hackathon back in March, shows precise locations of trails in Seattle Parks as well as what kind of trail they are–gravel, bridge,… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: September 28, 2016

Welcome to the Civic Tech Roundup! If you’d like to suggest content, please email us at civic.tech@seattle.gov. Seattle happenings Mayor Ed Murray just gave his much-anticipated speech detailing the proposed budget, which includes $245 million for IT spending, including for investments in civic technology, open data, and public engagement tools. Read CTO Michael Mattmiller’s message… [ Keep reading ]

Engage Seattle: Closing the Feedback Loop

Last Thursday, we co-hosted a Civic Tech Lunch Hour at Impact Hub with the Department of Neighborhoods, which is implementing an Executive Order from Mayor Ed Murray that directs the City to approach outreach and engagement in an equitable manner. Tom Van Bronkhorst from the Department of Neighborhoods shared the Mayor’s vision and… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: September 14, 2016

Welcome to the Civic Tech Roundup! If you’d like to suggest content, please email us at civic.tech@seattle.gov. Seattle happenings We hired a new Open Data Program Manager! Learn more about David Doyle, who joins us after 18 years at Microsoft and much involvement on the City’s Community Technology Advisory Board. Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: August 31, 2016

We’re still looking for a logo for this newsletter – if you can help, or if you’d like to suggest content, please email us at civic.tech@seattle.gov. Seattle happenings What happens with your ORCA card data? The Seattle Times ran a feature on a team of students in the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social… [ Keep reading ]