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Public Comment Period Opening for Technologies Subject to the City’s Surveillance Ordinance

The City of Seattle has published the fifth set of draft Surveillance Impact Reports (SIRs) for six of the 26 currently existing surveillance technologies, per the Surveillance Ordinance. The City of Seattle is looking for the public’s input on the SIRs to provide the City Council with community perspective and… [ Keep reading ]

Attend the last grant workshop tomorrow before the May 13 deadline

Our Digital Equity team will hold the final Digital Equity Grant funding workshop tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is not required but will help potential grant applicants learn how to navigate the submission process. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions and learn about… [ Keep reading ]

Past TMF Winner Highlight: Wa Na Wari

Welcome to the fifth part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Past Technology Matching Fund (TMF) Winner Highlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Welcome to the fourth part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Digital Navigator News

Welcome to the second part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply. … [ Keep reading ]

How Data Privacy Day Came to Be: Part 1

January often has the reputation and the capability of being bleak in the Pacific Northwest, and because it is our natural inclination as humans to seek ways to remedy that — AND because we’re all about to become instantly better people because of our recent (and lasting, of course) New Year’s resolutions — what better time than the last week of January to lighten the collective mood and lean fully into fun-time festivities with a rousing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Information Technology is hiring!

We are recruiting for the following positions: Cadastral GIS Data Specialist (Senior Civil Engineering Specialist) The Cadastral GIS Data Specialist is a member of the Enterprise GIS Data team, which is part of the six-team GIS & CADD organization residing in the Applications Division of Seattle IT. The Enterprise GIS… [ Keep reading ]

Making career resolutions for the new year

The start of the new year is the perfect time to pick up new, beneficial habits. While many people make resolutions for their personal life, instilling good habits and making positive changes for your career are just as important and impactful! Consider one of these tips to help you work better as you kick off the New Year.   Read a career-related book  Books on productivity,… [ Keep reading ]

Happy GIS Day, Wednesday, November 17

GIS Day is an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) that was initiated by spatial analytics world-leader Esri. For almost 20 years, GIS Day has been a day of gatherings and celebration of the important work done by the GIS community globally. GIS Day is dedicated to… [ Keep reading ]

Tech access and learning help for school families

Digital Inclusion Week is a great time for school families to build their digital empowerment with savings on internet, using school and library and other online education help, and finding affordable computers and tablets. Here are some great resources identified by the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Housing Authority and Seattle Schools. Available resources: Internet discounts… [ Keep reading ]