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Asian senior healthcare organization uses technology to fight social isolation of seniors

Story by Joy Okot-Okidi Founded in the 1980s as the first Chinese nursing home operated by the Chinese community in the nation,  Kin On now serves over 500 Asian seniors in the Greater Seattle area. Asian cultures hold a tradition for families to care for their own, according to Kin… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Millionair Club Charity is a one-stop transition from the streets to a job

Story by Esmy Jimenez “Martin G. Johanson wanted everyone to feel like a millionaire whether they had a nickel in their pocket or nothing at all,” Executive Director Jim Miller tells me. In his quest to make this vision a reality, Seattle’s Millionair Club Charity (MCC) was formed in 1921…. [ Keep reading ]

Empowering immigrants and refugees through computer literacy

Story by Alia Marsha, The Seattle Globalist Imagine how hard it would be to access information and resources if you didn’t have computer skills. Now imagine if, on top of that, you have just moved to a foreign country and were still learning the predominant language. The goal for 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 ]

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 ]

Do you have an opinion on Wave Broadband services?

We’d like to hear from you! Wave Broadband’s cable franchise to operate in the City of Seattle expires November 2017. As part of the franchise renewal process, the City is gathering input from community members on future cable-related interests and needs. If you’re a Wave Broadband customer, we’d like to… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Tech News — What Works Cities Initiative in Seattle

Since 2015, the City of Seattle has been working quietly on a number of programs to make our government more data-driven, results-oriented, and innovative. We passed a new open data policy that balances transparency and privacy. We are shifting to a new model for performance management, both within the City… [ Keep reading ]

Hacking for Oceans and Fish — Seattle IT Dives Deep at Fishackathon

All Earth Day weekend long, April 22-24, teams of Seattle technologists joined together at Impact Hub Seattle to explore how we can use data and technology to protect our fish and oceans. “Seattle is defined both by technological innovation and commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Candace Faber, City of Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

David Keyes, City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Manager, Wins Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has named David Keyes, Digital Equity Manager for the City of Seattle, the first recipient of the Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award. “The NDIA is proud to recognize David Keyes, who has championed a holistic approach to closing the ‘Digital Divide’,” said Angela… [ Keep reading ]