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Seattle launches open archive of City’s social media networks

Social media has transformed civic engagement. Cities like Seattle are using social media to share information, engage with residents, and deliver services more quickly and effectively than ever before – but accessing past social media content can be a challenge. Detailed searches of the City’s social media sites are now… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT helps power giant free health clinic at Seattle Center

Stephen Burke, Seattle IT desktop support technician, is marking his sixth year creating a complex online network to power and connect the Seattle/King County Health Clinic, a giant free health clinic at Seattle Center, Feb. 13 to 16. The volunteer-driven event provides free dental, vision, and medical to anyone who… [ Keep reading ]

Mitigating privacy risks of evolving technology

By Ginger Armbruster, Chief Privacy Officer A new decade means new tech.Asemergingtechnologies like artificial intelligence and machine learningdisrupt every industry,government must capitalize on opportunities to operate more efficiently and deliver better services while mitigating threats to cybersecurity and protecting privacy. Enter the City of Seattle’s Privacy Office, part of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Civic User Testing Group Engages Residents to Provide Feedback on City Technology Tools

Seattle residents rely on government and nonprofit websites and apps to access key information and resources, like utility accounts, housing assistance, permits, and library services. But they don’t always get the chance to provide feedback on that technology and how useful – and usable – it is for them. Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: January 25, 2017

Seattle happenings On January 17 and 18, the City of Seattle hosted a two-day workshop on “Big Data and Human Services” at City Hall, bringing in speakers and attendees from all over the country. (GeekWire) Consider.It, the tool and company used by the City of Seattle to engage the community… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: January 11, 2017

Seattle happenings GovTech published a new piece summarizing the City’s snow “hackathon” on December 15th. As the City makes any updates to snow preparedness on the technology front, we will keep you posted here. National news Uber teased a new website, Movement, that visualizes its traffic data for ease… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: December 29, 2016

Seattle happenings The Let It Snow! Community Design Workshop presented by the City in partnership with Substantial and Open Seattle was a success, with approximately 30 participants across government, the tech industry, and community members. The event received widespread media coverage, including television coverage from Q13 Fox, radio coverage on… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech Roundup: December 15, 2016

Hi folks – this was slated for publication on December 15 but got held up in reviews due to approving staff out of office. We’re publishing today (December 20) but the content is written for December 15 publication. You can expect the next edition on December 29. Seattle happenings Today’s… [ Keep reading ]

Let It Snow! New Open Datasets

We are pleased to announce the publication of 22 open datasets (21 of them new) related to the City’s storm response, just in time for tonight’s community design workshop. You can find all of them by going to data.seattle.gov and searching “storm response.” Here’s a comprehensive list of all the… [ Keep reading ]

Let It Snow! Hackathon, December 15

Today marks the first official snow of the season! As part of our preparation at the City, we are reviewing the technology tools and data we use to communicate with the public about how we’re responding to winter weather emergencies – and we want your input. We are looking for… [ Keep reading ]