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Seattle IT, meet Ada Developers Academy. A perfect match.

Since February of this year, Seattle IT has had the privilege of working with its first group of interns from Ada Developers Academy. For those who don’t know, Ada Developers Academy is a Seattle-based program for women and nonbinary individuals who want to pursue a career as software developers, but… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle IT moves to the cloud

An article on cloud storage in GovTech Today features Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller. The article predicts that even though cloud growth will crest soon, state, county and local agencies are likely to continue their migrations from private to public cloud. State and local governments are seeking the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray to strengthen broadband privacy rules in Seattle

Today, Mayor Ed Murray took steps to protect the privacy of Seattle’s internet users. Mayor Murray directed the implementation of a Seattle IT rule, which requires the City’s key internet service providers to obtain permission from their customers before selling web browsing history and personally identifiable information at a detailed or aggregate level. This rule […]

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Seattle IT Broadband Privacy Directors Rule Q&A

Today, the City of Seattle issued Seattle IT rule 2017-01 requiring the City’s key internet service providers to obtain permission from their customers before selling web browsing history and personally identifiable information at a detailed or aggregate level. This rule reinstates a key consumer privacy protection eliminated by the U.S…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle issues rule to strengthen broadband privacy for consumers

Notice of City of Seattle Information Technology Department Director’s Rule 2017-01. Seattle Information Technology Department (ITD) is establishing ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01. This Rule applies to cable operators franchised to provide cable service in the City of Seattle. ITD Director’s Rule 2017-01 provides procedures that Seattle Information Technology Department’s Office… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle offers funding to increase digital equity 

The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants up to $50,000 each to help make Seattle a more digitally equitable community. The City seeks applications for projects that increase access to free or low-cost broadband, empower residents with digital literacy skills, and ensure affordable, available… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s ConnectHome: Connecting families to the internet

In July 2015, Seattle was selected by US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a pilot site for President Obama’s ConnectHome program.  The major goal of ConnectHome was to connect 35% of families with children K-12 living public housing with home connectivity to the internet.   The City of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray joins other mayors in calling for federal investment in affordable, accessible broadband

Recognizing the importance of reliable and affordable high-speed internet in empowering communities and fostering entrepreneurship, Mayor Ed Murray today joined dozens of mayors from across the country in calling on the president and congressional leaders to ensure broadband investments are part of any new federal infrastructure plan. In a letter to President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader […]

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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 ]