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Technology Matching Fund grant applications open for 2021

City of Seattle grants will again be offered to organizations working to close the digital divide; applications due Jan. 12, 2021 The City of Seattle is opening the 2021 round of applications for the Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants. Community organizations and nonprofits are encouraged to apply for grants of… [ 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: 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 ]

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 ]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks

By Andrew Whitaker When I was ten my parents sent me to summer camp. Unfortunately, I was one of those kids who always found myself hanging out with the “wrong crowd”. At summer camp I made a friend named Jacob who taught me how to pickpocket. So, while other kids… [ Keep reading ]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Secure Your Passwords

by Andrew Whitaker Stories of identity theft and data breaches are all too common in our headlines these days. If the cybersecurity headlines of 2018 were put in a book, every page would reveal a depressing fact. A social media giant has 87 million records breached An apparel company has… [ Keep reading ]

Thousands of Feet of Wire go into Setting up for the Seattle/King County Health Clinic

Before the thousands of feet of wires are laid, before the laptops and PC’s are fired up, and before volunteers greet the thousands of people who will be given free medical and dental care, a small Seattle IT’s team has planned for months to bring reliable technology to Seattle’s KeyArena…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Civic User Testing Group Engages Residents to Provide Feedback on City Technology Tools

Seattle residents rely on government and nonprofit websites and apps to access key information and resources, like utility accounts, housing assistance, permits, and library services. But they don’t always get the chance to provide feedback on that technology and how useful – and usable – it is for them. Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

City for All hackathon is a hit

The City for All hackathon was a big civic hit over the weekend. Nine teams competed for recognition and prizes at City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room. The theme of the hackathon was to find solutions for the challenges of aging and accessibility. The winner for Best Overall Innovation was… [ Keep reading ]