Open Seattle Monthly Meetup

Open Seattle
Open Seattle
Public group

Every 4th Thursday of the month

Online Event

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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 engage an inclusive, multi-disciplinary group of Seattleites, sharing knowledge and working together to improve our communities through 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 Thursday of every month to learn about community or technology initiatives in Seattle, network, and present new and existing projects.


6:25: Announcements and Intros

6:30-7:15: Speaker presentation:

"Tech Utopianists: The need to address unintended consequences and the downsides of technology. How can we build technology more ethically and responsibly?"

Presented by Ryan Biava, PhD, Strategic Advisor, Electrification & Strategic Technology for Seattle City Light, and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the UW Information School

7:15-8:00: Q&A and Open Discussion

*Ping the #general channel in our Open Seattle Slack group (link below), or email the organizers on Meetup if you would like to add a discussion topic to the agenda. However, you don't need to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events.

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).

We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack.
Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: