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Tech Talk Tuesday: Using Data to Improve the Health of Seattle’s Open Data Inventory Paul Alley, Open Data Manager, City of Seattle April 2019

With 30 departments represented across more than 250 open datasets (and counting), the City of Seattle’s Open Data inventory has grown significantly since data.seattle.gov was launched in 2010. While this growth has contributed to the success and reputation of Seattle’s Open Data Program, it also comes with a responsibility to… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: City of Seattle’s Ginger Armbruster named one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers Award by GovTech Magazine

by Ginger Armbruster I am honored to receive GovTech’s 2019 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers Award. I am very fortunate to work in a constantly evolving area of technology with talented and dedicated leaders and colleagues. With their support, I was encouraged to lead the effort to develop the… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: Bringing Transparency to Our Digital Properties

The reality of providing online content in 2019 is that all visitors to our public website have distinct needs and abilities. As a local government, the City of Seattle is responsible for providing access to digital information and services for all residents. We strive to create an inclusive experience. In… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel receives 17 Northwest Emmy Nominations

Seattle Channel received 17 Northwest Regional Emmy Award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The nominations were announced earlier in April and highlight the quality of two longtime Seattle Channel series, feature magazine show CityStream and arts program Art Zone with… [ Keep reading ]

CSR Mobile Workforce app delivers efficiencies to SPU field staff

Faced with more than 1,200 percent growth in customer reports of illegal dumping and graffiti over four years, Seattle Public Utilities needed to find a way to maintain high levels of customer service for illegal dumping and graffiti reports. While the Find it, Fix it app was making it easy… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT remaps during the Seattle Squeeze

When the work and planning to permanently close the Alaskan Way Viaduct started months ago, Seattle IT’s GIS team was preparing to support the process. The team needed to update maps and data for each phase of the Viaduct closure and tunnel opening. As construction crews made changes in the… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund Workshops: What You Missed

The City of Seattle recently held three workshops to help understand how to apply for the Technology Matching Fund Grant program. Missed one of the workshops? No problem! Here’s some information designed to get you up-to-speed on the application process. So, what is the Technology Matching Fund? Technology Matching Fund… [ Keep reading ]

Running a Complex IT Service in a Rapidly Changing Environment

I’m honored to have been confirmed by the City Councilmembers and sworn in this week as the new Chief Technology Officer for the City of Seattle. As part of Mayor Durkan’s team, I will be leading a dedicated team of public servants contributing towards Seattle’s success. Six weeks ago, I… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Information and Resources Center Celebrates Successful First Year of Operation

In 2018, its first year of operation, with just 20 laptops and one instructor, the South Park Information and Resources Center enrolled 85 people, predominantly Latino, who were looking to sharpen their digital expertise. Funding from the Center came from a Technology Matching Fund grant that was awarded to help… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Equity Study reveals Seattle residents are more connected than ever

2018 Technology Access and Adoption Study shows nearly 95% of Seattle households are connected but there’s room for improvement in digital equity As part of the City of Seattle’s ongoing work to reduce the digital equity divide, the City released results of the 2018 Technology Access and Adoption Study [PDF]. Results… [ Keep reading ]