26 June 2017
Communications technologies and location-tracking software provide vast opportunities for interpersonal networking, information sharing and the collection of granular data to inform policy and research. Yet these technologies also have a more sinister application as mechanisms for perpetuating physical and emotional abuse. The popularity of anonymity features, the impracticality of erasing one’s digital footprint, and the prevalence of web platforms to observe and connect with a victim without defying a “no-contact” order makes these attacks particularly difficult to trace and stop.
26 May 2017
50 people gathered at Facebook on April 28-29th, 2017 for the first-ever environmental justice (EJ) hackathon in Seattle. They quickly organized into groups, based on ideas they had pitched the week before in a Facebook group with scaffolding from organizers.
21 February 2017
It is incredibly exciting to announce that we've found a cohort of wonderful people to act as volunteer lead organizers for the next year!
6 November 2016
We're looking for volunteers to make a one year, commitment to improving Open Seattle & advancing civic technology in Seattle.
6 October 2016
Tom Van Bronkhorst presented on Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) and Ethan Schafer presented on Consider.it
3 August 2016
Monica Martinez Simmons, Seattle City Clerk and Janet Polata, Legislative Information Services Supervisor, presented on the data of the Seattle City Clerk's Office. Tim Thomas, UW PhD candidate, Sociology Department, presented on Segregation Within Integration in Seattle.
13 July 2016
It feels like we've been on a bit of a break from events, but suddenly there are three awesome events coming up!
16 June 2016
Robin Jones of Sacrata on law enforcement reporting, and Jim Curtain of SDOT on Vision Zero - no traffic-related deaths or ijnuries in Seattle by 2030. Plus an update on the City of Seattle Open Data Policy, and announcements.
18 April 2016
April has fun events coming up: fish, space, & whatever you want.
14 April 2016
Per Nilsson walked us through visualizing data using Formidable's Victory. Plus many announcments about great projects looking for help, and an update from Candace Faber on Seattle's Open Data Policy.
23 March 2016
You’ve heard about visualizing data, but what about 'audible-izing' it? Last year Dan Muldrew won the 'Most Creative' award from Pronto’s data challenge for his project to set bike station data to music, changing the notes of the song according to the number of bikes docked in the Pronto station. He picked days of the year to highlight, such as Bike to Work Day, MLK Day, and April Fools Day. Recently Katherine Boyd talked with him about how he developed the idea for turning data into sound.
14 March 2016
Learn about apps focused on Seattle's parks, data released by Parks & Recreation, and the upcoming hackathon related to parks & rec!
2 March 2016
The projects we worked on in February: Hey Duwamish, boundaries.seattle.io, Soda Playground, automated video redaction
28 February 2016
Friday, February 26th was an exciting day for Civic Technology in Seattle: Mayor Ed Murray formally signed the city’s new Executive Order on Open Data. The City of Seattle, the Sunlight Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ national What Works Cities initiative, the University of Washington, and citizens collaborated to bring the Open Data Policy to life.
9 February 2016
Brandon Bouier, lead GIS analyst at SPD, presented at Open Seattle tonight on SPD’s open data. This is the first of a monthly series of City of Seattle data leads attending Open Seattle and presenting on their publicly available data.
2 February 2016
Learn about Candace Faber and her new role as the civic technology advocate at the city of Seattle.
9 January 2016
We have three projects for our first monthly project sprint!
20 July 2015
A new moniker, a new vision
2 June 2015
An overview of the day's activities
7 April 2015
Navigate Seattle's new minimum wage law with website.
1 March 2015
Rob Letchworth, Yonas Berhe, and their team are developing an emergency evacuation program that will enable mobile users to find the fastest route to safety in the event of a large-scale natural disaster.
21 February 2015
Read about our first unconference, where we asked: how can we make it easy for everyone to participate in open data and civic technology?
8 January 2015
There was a great turn out for the first civic hacking event of 2015 with 51 rsvp’s.
18 November 2014
Our goals for Art + Civics + Code were to get artists & technologists teamed up on addressing civic issues, and to build projects related to public art in Seattle. One of the best outcomes of ...
6 November 2014
22 civic minded folks attended this typical Thursday night event with a mix of disciplines at various stages of mastery.
30 July 2014
Edit Seattle-related pages on LocalWiki Skills: Writing, Research Time: However long you want to spend
5 June 2014
On May 31 Open Seattle participated in the National Day of Civic Hacking with the local event Hack for Change Seattle.
5 March 2014
Hackers attended CodeAcross Seattle, but it wasn’t just a hackathon.