Mayor Durkan Creates Innovation Advisory Council

Mayor Durkan signed an Executive Order creating the City of Seattle’s first-ever Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) to harness the power of technology to create innovative strategies and solutions to the most urgent challenges facing Seattle and our region – from homelessness to transportation. Find the full press release here. Watch… [ Keep reading ]

Provide feedback on the City of Seattle’s website!

The City of Seattle’s Digital Services Team is looking for the public’s help. The team members who work to maintain Seattle.gov are looking to make some improvements and need feedback from the people who use the site. Seattle.gov is where the public logs on to pay bills, look for services, and access… [ Keep reading ]

Congratulations to the Seattle Channel for Winning Four NW Emmy Awards

Seattle Channel is the recipient of four Northwest Regional Emmy Awards for public-affairs, arts and environmental programming and an interview special. The winning programs covered topics ranging from safe injection sites to a tribute to the vinyl music format. The city-operated station was recognized Saturday, June 9, at the Northwest… [ Keep reading ]

Government Hackathon: Seattle IT Contributes to Winning Project

When King County Information Technology (KCIT) teamed up with Amazon Web Services to put on a Government Hackfest last month, Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT) employees were all in. The challenge of the Hackfest was to develop government solutions using digital assistants, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and big data technologies… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Inclusion Week: Our Efforts, Our Passion

During the week of May 7-11, 2018, Seattle Information Technology joined 300 affiliated organizations in 38 states for a nationwide online event to recognize Digital Inclusion Week. The purpose is to amplify the message that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, need equitable access to use the internet…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle is Committed to Preserving Net Neutrality

On February 20th I was honored to have the opportunity to testify before the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment, and Technology Committee about the importance of net neutrality to the consumers of Seattle. I made the point that net neutrality was essential to achieving the digital equity and inclusion goals… [ Keep reading ]

The Problem with Being Under-connected

Guest blog by Community Technology Manager Chance Hunt *under-connected = limited data or speed, cost barriers, or insufficient devices, tech support or skills It’s Digital Inclusion Week! Every Seattle resident should have the technologies they need to participate fully in society. Whether they are looking for a job, connecting to… [ Keep reading ]

#DigitalEquityIs the Future of Seattle

Guest Blog Post by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Seattle has always been the city that invents the future. We have a long history of leading the way on digital innovation, from the personal computing revolution, to e-commerce and the cloud. For so long, we have re-built, re-invented and re-imagined the… [ Keep reading ]

Updates from the Open Data program

Today, the Open Data team and all who contribute to the Open Data program here at the City of Seattle are proud to share updates on our accomplishments in 2017, provide more details about the work we will do throughout 2018, and let you know about a new look for… [ Keep reading ]

IT Vendor Forum: Who Will Be There? What Projects Will They Talk About?

The IT Vendor Forum is just over a week away. We’ve got NEW information available about who will be in attendance and what are some of the projects they will be talking about. This is a chance for technology contractors who are interested in doing business with the City of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]