Code for Seattle – every Wed – Go After Work!

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Come join developers, designers, data geeks, leaders, and idea-makers who volunteer to help Seattle, WA government and civic orgs adopt open web technologies.

Technology and civic activists fostering the community-authored and LocalWiki powered site, SeattleWiki.net, among other projects. Inspired by, and eager to contribute to, Code for America’s http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Impact Hub Seattle 220 2nd Ave South, Seattle, WA

WHY? Do your part to increase civic engagement

Their list of local projects is a little hard to understand and make sense of. Hopefully they’ll get a communications person on it (that could be a hack day project for someone non technical!). Here is what came out of the last one.

 

The weekly civic hacking night is a chance for you to spend time working on the civic application you’ve been meaning to work on. Need a project to work on or have an idea that you’d like help with? Attend to meet like-minded folks looking to team up on projects.

Who should attend:
Technologists, designers, urban planners, journalists, and anyone interested in civic engagement & technology. Not a coder? Attend to learn programming or get involved other ways!

What you’ll need:
Please bring 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 find them:
2nd floor Triangle. Go up the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor and head over to the triangle area of the building. You’ll see signs.

Sign Up!

Rain City Housing – Ideas for Occidental Park

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If the services are able to stay near Occidental for the foreseeable future, than something needs to be done on the streets where they stay (Main St., James St., Occidental Park)

a home for every person

RainCity Housing and Support Society is a grassroots organization built around compassion, purpose and a commitment to delivering progressive housing and support solutions for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges.

The people who benefit from the services of RainCity Housing are treated with dignity and respect, and are offered a safe place to live, independence and improved quality of life.

Since 1982, RainCity Housing has provided shelter and housing for thousands of people in the Lower Mainland. With a proven track record, a strong leadership team, and a clear vision for the future, RainCity Housing is a leader in finding workable, cost-effective solutions that ultimately benefit everyone in our community.

RainCity Housing is an independent, non-political, non-religious, charitable organization based in the Lower Mainland. Canadian Registered Charity #12711 5780 RR0001 – See more. 

Flip Flop

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“I used to live here and work in Capitol Hill.

Now I live in Capitol Hill and work here.

Go figure.”

Had a really good conversation with him about the new Starbucks education policy. Many people think it’s a four year subsidy. It is only for the 3rd and 4th year, and only one school of choice. So on a $9.5o/hr salary, there aren’t that many that can afford to get degrees after paying rent and bills.

However, given where the state of education is at, they should look into Coursera and just be done with it. It doesn’t matter where you go – it’s what you know and what you do what with you know that matters. He’s looking to get into audio-video if anyone knows of any entry level gigs.

Here Ye, Here Ye: Kathleen O’Toole Confirmation Process

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Taken from an email from city council member Bruce Harrell. All meetings happen during 9-5 hours, but those that can go-should. Drop us a line and let us know how it went!

Dear Community,

I would like to invite you to attend the upcoming meetings regarding the appointment process of Kathleen O’Toole as the new Chief of Police for Seattle. These meetings will allow the City Council’s Public Safety committee to conduct a thorough and transparent confirmation process as well as provide an opportunity for the public to voice their concerns and to contribute their opinions.

I would like you to be there to have your voice heard specifically. I am grateful for the time and diligence that you invest into our community and the outstanding work that you have done to make it better for all of us.

Please join me at the following committee meetings:

Wednesday, June 4, 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers 
Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee 

Kathleen O’Toole will appear, make opening comments, and respond to initial questions from Councilmembers. Public comment will be accepted at the beginning of the meeting.

Wednesday, June 11, 5:30 p.m. at New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave South 
Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee 

Public hearing and Councilmember questions on O’Toole’s appointment 
Thursday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers 

Kathleen O’Toole will appear and complete final round of questioning from Councilmembers.

Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee will vote on confirmation.

Monday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers
Full Council Final Action on Confirmation
Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Chief of Police Webpage

Once again, I would like to thank you for the all of the work you have done in the community and I would be truly appreciative to see you in attendance and hear your voice.

Thank you.

Bruce A. Harrell
Seattle City Councilmember

Code For Seattle May 31 – It’s not just for geeks

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The Seattle event is one of dozens planned around the country, and will be part hackathon, part unconference.

The goal: bring together technologists, entrepreneurs, social activists, designers, and citizens to address civic issues in Seattle.

Anyone can participate. You don’t have to be an expert in technology.

  • you do have to care about your neighborhood and community.
  • storytellers are needed
  • Non profits need to think beyond their one big silent auction events to incorporating more informal ways of interacting with ALL donors, not just the 1%ers

Schedule and updates at codeforseattle.org/hackforchange.

Have a project to pitch? there’s a wiki page for that!

REGISTER: Now

WHERE: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 4th Ave
Seattle
WA

WHEN: May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

COST: Free

CONTACTEvent website 

Most Favorite Barista

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I love the business community down here, everyone’s really tight.

And, it’s tough to have compassion for the homeless here.

It’s like there are two camps; there’s the nice ones just struggling like everyone else,

and the aggressive ones that are up in your face.

Me? I’m finishing up my masters in theology.

Potential PSQ Busker? Recruit him!!!!

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PSQ needs good buskers.

I ran into Eric in the U district.  Listen to his music here. He’s amazing!

#londonplane#delicatus#barsajor take notice for folks like this to increase foot traffic.

 eric reid. – Latin / jazz, brazilian,classical, blues, rock