Technology Matching Fund grant applications open for 2020

Fund invests in community projects to improve digital literacy, access to technology The Seattle Information Technology Department is opening the Technology Matching Fund’s 2020 cycle in conjunction with Digital Inclusion Week (Oct. 7 -11), an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities and nationwide efforts to close the digital divide…. [ Keep reading ]

What is a Cybersecurity Threat?

A Cybersecurity threat is the threat of a malicious act resulting in an adversary attempting to gain unauthorized access to a system. They are often launched by criminal or politically motivated groups looking to steal money, data, intellectual property, or simply to disrupt normal operations of their target.    Defining… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle invests $320,000 to improve digital literacy, access to technology

Eleven Technology Matching Fund recipients aim to close digital divide The Seattle City Council approved $320,000 in funding for community-led projects that increase digital literacy. The Technology Matching Fund grants were awarded to 11 projects that will reach an estimated 3,000 residents, increasing their access to technology and digital skills… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: Summer webinars offer tips on building to meet demand for broadband

More than half of Seattleites live in apartments, condominiums and townhomes, known as multiple-dwelling-units or MDUs. And permitting records show nearly 81 percent of Seattle’s new housing builds are MDUs. These residents want access to abundant, high-speed broadband. They rate it as the top amenity when considering a place to… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: New Dataset Helps Fuel Parking Choices for Seattle Drivers

One of the most comprehensive parking datasets ever released by a major U.S. city is now available to Seattle residents and visitors to help cut down on time spent searching for a parking spot. This paid parking occupancy data dates back to 2012 and will help drivers make data-driven parking… [ Keep reading ]

Looking for candidates to fill a few key positions as we restructure our department

We’re recruiting for a few key positions in the Seattle Information Technology department (Seattle IT) as we restructure and refocus our efforts to deliver best-in-class, client-focused service. These positions are essential to Seattle Information Technology’s transition. Applicants must clearly state how they meet the required qualifications. We’re looking for strong… [ Keep reading ]

Tech Talk Tuesday: Vendor Forum Offers Window into City and County Technology Partnerships

Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT) and King County Information Technology (KCIT) are jointly hosting their annual IT Vendor Forum this Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Seattle’s City Hall. This event is held every year to lay the groundwork for successful future partnerships with technology organizations. The goal is to give… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]