• Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement, government, and technology to make a positive impact in the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! Our mission is to improve our communities through cross-disciplinary collaboration and civic innovation. "Civic innovation" broadly defined is collaborating to solve civic problems and building solutions for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Dinner with other awesome people who care about civic innovation 6:25: Announcements *If you'd like to make an announcement, ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email an Open Seattle organizer on Meetup to give us a heads up. 6:30-7:00: Guest Speakers: Tarra Simmons of Civil Survival and Jacob Kuykendall of the King County Bar Association Tarra is a Skadden Fellow at the Public Defenders Association and the Executive Director of Civil Survival. She was a key advocate for the New Hope Act, which recently became law in Washington and makes it easier for people to vacate past convictions. Jacob provides legal aid to individuals near or below the poverty line to vacate criminal convictions and remove eviction records from their history. 7:00-8:00: National Day of Civic Hacking National Day of Civic Hacking is on Sept 21 and this year's theme for Code for America chapters is "Civic Action for Criminal Justice." We'll be looking at the new Washington state laws that streamline and modify the process for people with criminal records to vacate convictions after a period of time. Our focus is to see if we can build a tech tool to make this process easier. https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2019/07/28/state-law-takes-effect-sunday-giving-those-records-new-hope/1844447001/ WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St, 11th floor. The elevators are located in the corporate elevator bank (on the other side of the Embassy Suites lobby). An organizer will be on the 11th floor to open the door for you to the Tyler Technologies office space. You can also ping the Open Seattle Slack group if you have any issues (#general channel).

  • Summer Solve-a-thon

    Needs a location

    RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-solve-a-thon-tickets-61947009172 Join us on July 27th for a convening of the local tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, and just ordinary people. Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit to the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond. Check out the projects we're recruiting to participate on DemocracyLab. This Solve-a-thon will continue the momentum from our previous six events. The agenda for July 27th is: 8:30 Registration and Coffee 9:00 Welcome and Overview 9:15 Guest Speaker: Akhtar Badshah, Distinguished Practioner teaching Social Innovation at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance 9:30 Project Pitches and Team Formation 10:00 Teamwork 12:00 Working Lunch 4:00 Project Presentations 5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn

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  • Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement, government, and technology to make a positive impact in the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! Our mission is to improve our communities through cross-disciplinary collaboration and civic innovation. "Civic innovation" broadly defined is collaborating to solve civic problems and building solutions for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Dinner with other awesome people who care about civic innovation 6:25: Announcements 6:30: Speaker presentation: Mary Joyce of DoBigGood on impact measurement of civic tech. 7:15-8:00: Open discussion *Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup and we can add you to the agenda. You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St, 11th floor. The elevators are located in the corporate elevator bank (on the other side of the Embassy Suites lobby). An organizer will be on the 11th floor to open the door for you to the Tyler Technologies office space. You can also ping the Open Seattle Slack group if you have any issues (#general channel).

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  • Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement, government, and technology to make a positive impact in the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! Our mission is to improve our communities through cross-disciplinary collaboration and civic innovation. "Civic innovation" broadly defined is collaborating to solve civic problems and building solutions for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Dinner with other awesome people who care about civic innovation 6:25: Announcements 6:30: Speaker presentation: Ryan Biava, PhD, Senior Strategic Advisor (Energy Innovation & Resources) for Seattle City Light, as well as Affiliate Assistant Professor for the UW Information School teaching “Technologies of the City.” 7:15-8:00: Open discussion *Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup and we can add you to the agenda. You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St, 11th floor. The elevators are located in the corporate elevator bank (on the other side of the Embassy Suites lobby). An organizer will be on the 11th floor to open the door for you to the Tyler Technologies office space. You can also ping the Open Seattle Slack group if you have any issues (#general channel).

  • Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement, government, and technology to make a positive impact in the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! Our mission is to improve our communities through cross-disciplinary collaboration and civic innovation. "Civic innovation" broadly defined is collaborating to solve civic problems and building solutions for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Dinner with other awesome people who care about civic innovation 6:25: Announcements 6:30: Speaker: Will Saunders, Privacy and Open Data, State of Washington; Q&A 7:15-8:00: Open discussion *Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup and we can add you to the agenda. You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St, 11th floor. The elevators are located in the corporate elevator bank (on the other side of the Embassy Suites lobby). An organizer will be on the 11th floor to open the door for you to the Tyler Technologies office space. You can also ping the Open Seattle Slack group if you have any issues (#general channel).

  • Hack For Your Mother

    Code Fellows

    PLEASE RSVP ON EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-for-your-mother-tickets-58920182853) WHY: Tech holds the promise to empower active citizenship and make institutions more accessible, accountable and efficient. Instead it’s been used to subvert American Democracy. It’s time for you to take it personally. WHAT: A convening of the local civic tech community to focus on connecting people who want to make a difference with local tech-for-good projects that need their help. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent. WHO: You. Whether you’re a concerned citizen or a technical wizard, you have something to contribute. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, and just ordinary people. HOW: Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit to Code Fellows on Saturday, March 16th. Join a project or create your own on DemocracyLab (www.democracylab.org). This hackathon will continue the momentum from our previous four events. Check out the slides on Eventbrite from our September event to get a sense of what to expect. The agenda for May 11th is: 8:30 Registration and Coffee 9:00 Welcome and Overview 9:15 Stephanie Gowing, City of Seattle Green Business Advocate 9:30 Project Pitches and Team Formation 10:00 Teamwork 12:00 Working Lunch 4:00 Project Presentations 5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn

  • Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement, government, and technology to make a positive impact in the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! Our mission is to improve our communities through cross-disciplinary collaboration and civic innovation. "Civic innovation" broadly defined is collaborating to solve civic problems and building solutions for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Dinner with other awesome people who care about civic innovation 6:25: Announcements 6:30: Speaker presentation: Steven Maheshwary, Chair of Seattle's Community Technology Advisory Board 7:15-8:00: Open discussion *Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup and we can add you to the agenda. You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St, 11th floor. The elevators are located in the corporate elevator bank (on the other side of the Embassy Suites lobby). An organizer will be on the 11th floor to open the door for you to the Tyler Technologies office space. You can also ping the Open Seattle Slack group if you have any issues (#general channel).

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  • Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement and technology to make a positive impact on the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! "Civic tech" broadly defined is using technology for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, present new and existing projects, and to have some dedicated project work time. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Dinner with other awesome people who care about civic innovation 6:25: Announcements 6:30: Speaker presentation: Kate Garman, Seattle's Technology Policy Advisor 7:15-8:00: Open discussion *Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup and we can add you to the agenda. You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St, 11th floor. The elevators are located in the corporate elevator bank (on the other side of the Embassy Suites lobby). An organizer will be on the 11th floor to open the door for you to the Tyler Technologies office space. You can also ping the Open Seattle Slack group if you have any issues (#general channel).

  • St. Hack-trick's Day

    Code Fellows

    PLEASE RSVP ON EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-hack-tricks-day-tickets-54897293282) WHY: Tech holds the promise to empower active citizenship and make institutions more accessible, accountable and efficient. Instead it’s been used to subvert American Democracy. It’s time for you to take it personally. WHAT: A convening of the local civic tech community to focus on connecting people who want to make a difference with local tech-for-good projects that need their help. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent. WHO: You. Whether you’re a concerned citizen or a technical wizard, you have something to contribute. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, and just ordinary people. HOW: Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit to Code Fellows on Saturday, March 16th. Join a project or create your own on DemocracyLab. This hackathon will continue the momentum from our previous four events. Check out these slides from our September event to get a sense of what to expect. The agenda for March 16th is: 8:30 Registration and Coffee 9:00 Welcome and Overview 9:15 Will Saunders, Open Data Guy - State of Washington 9:30 Project Pitches and Team Formation 10:00 Teamwork 12:00 Working Lunch 4:00 Project Presentations 5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn

  • Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

    Tyler Technologies (formerly Socrata)

    Open Seattle is a cross-sector community exploring the intersection of civic engagement and technology to make a positive impact on the greater Seattle area. Everyone is welcome!! "Civic tech" broadly defined is using technology for the public good. We are the Seattle chapter of the Code for America network. Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, present new and existing projects, and to have some dedicated project work time. MEETING AGENDA: 6:00: Eat together and announcements! And meet other awesome people who care about civic tech. 6:30: Paul Alley, the City of Seattle's Open Data Manager, will share his vision for open data and how our community can leverage data for social impact. 7:00: Community feedback debrief and mission statement; community engagement *Ping the #getinvolved channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup and we can add you to the agenda. You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. WHAT TO BRING: You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer). HOW TO CONNECT: We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack. Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: https://join.slack.com/t/openseattle/shared_invite/enQtNTMyNTU1MTUwODE5LWM3ZTk3ZjM0MjRiNDgwNzczZTYxNTllY2YwNDIyYWViYTQxY2IzMDBjN2JiZTM2MGFkZTIwNzZmNjU5OTUwY2Y MEETING LOCATION: Please wait for us at the elevators of Tyler Technologies, 255 South King St. An organizer will be there to walk you to the conference room. You can also leave a comment on this page or ping the Open Seattle slack channel if you are unable to gain entry.