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Getting Seniors Online – Tues 5/22,Live online from D.C.

Getting Seniors Online: May 22nd, 9 – 5 EDT (6 – 2 Pacific time) Join via http://www.connectedliving.com/live The Benton Foundation and Connected Living will provide a live stream of Getting Seniors Online, a daylong exploration of the challenges and approaches to connecting the elderly in low-income communities to the benefits… [ Keep reading ]

Win Microsoft Goodies for Participating in Youth Questionnaire on Technology & Civic Engagement

The City of Seattle, Metrocenter YMCA and FUSE Labs Microsoft Research, are working together to get a better understanding of how people between the ages of 14 and 25 use technology for community or political activities with the goal of improving local community web sites such as Puget SoundOff. This… [ Keep reading ]

Startup Weekend Gov a success

Over the April 26-28 weekend, some 120 developers, entrepreneurs and mentors from the public and private sectors participated in the first-ever Startup Weekend Government.  They worked for 54 hours nearly non-stop at City Hall to create apps that use open data from Seattle, King County and Washington State. Sol Villareal wrote… [ Keep reading ]

Comments to FCC support digital literacy and broadband

This week the City of Seattle and the Washington State Council on Digital Inclusion submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on proposed changes in rules that would expand telephone support programs to include broadband deployment and adoption. Comments support the FCC’s desire to use savings from the Lifeline… [ Keep reading ]

Startup Weekend Gov at City Hall April 27-29

The first Startup Weekend aimed at connecting local application developers, entrepreneurs and community members with online government data will take place on April 27, 28 and 29, in Seattle City Hall.   “We’re asking the technology and start-up communities to help us find new ways to use government data. Startup Weekend… [ Keep reading ]

City will stop operating Seattle WiFi on April 29th

The SeattleWiFi free community wireless service will be discontinued on April 29, 2012. For the past couple weeks a notice has been provided when users log on to the system. The pilot project has been serving the University District, Columbia City and four downtown parks (Steinbrueck, Occidental, Freeway, and Westlake)… [ Keep reading ]

Look Back, Look Ahead

The City and our Community Technology staff personally feel very fortunate to be able to do our work; helping to ensure technology access and literacy for all. Our efforts to close the digital divide do more than put technology and access and skills into people’s hands. They level the playing… [ Keep reading ]

It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide Webinar Tues, 3/6 1 pm EST

David Keyes will be presenting in a national webinar on digital inclusion: Tuesday, March 6th ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific. This will cover the national framework, local government roles, and building partnerships. Register and more: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars#mar6 In FCC Chairman Genachowski’s announcement of the sweeping Connect2Compete initiative to… [ Keep reading ]

City offers Tech Grants for civic engagement and broadband adoption – Deadline: April 3

The City of Seattle is offering Technology Matching Fund grants up to $20,000 for projects that increase online civic engagement, broadband adoption, internet and digital media skills. The deadline for applying is April 3rd. These funds are available to Seattle community organizations to help close the digital divide, especially for vulnerable residents.

City Hall Open House – January 28

 Join Mayor Mike McGinn, the City Council, City Attorney, and City departments for a day at City Hall.                            ……………………. Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m………………….  The Department of Information Technology will provide information on the Cable Customer Bill of Rights, eligibility for cable discounts for seniors and handicapped customers, the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]