Tim Clifford
Students from the University of Washington answer question after a proposal for software that would more quickly track and blur faces in videos to be redacted.

First ever Seattle Police Department Hackathon seen as step in new direction

SPD’s outreach event to local techies garners overwhelming support and interest in government transparency

By Tim Clifford

On Dec.19 the Seattle Police Department held its first ever SPD Hackathon in the basement of the department’s headquarters on 5th Ave. A training room was turned into a “geek den” replete with coffee, pastries and plenty of outlets to accommodate the 80 plus attendees; including representatives from Amazon, Microsoft, and the University of Washington among numerous others.
The event went from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Officials from the City Attorney’s office, Lynwood Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Department and SPD were also on hand to take notes and engage in the discussion. Even Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole were on hand for a short time.

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On the Go - Week of 12-22-14

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
The volunteers at our shop would like to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday. Please know how much we appreciate the strong support of the West Seattle community. Without you, we could never meet our goal of helping to fund cancer cure research. The American Cancer Society shop will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and, of course, be closed on Christmas. When we reopen on the 26th, we will be having our store wide sale and everything not marked "no discount" will be 40% off and all items with pink tags will be $1. Our regular hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West Seattle Clothing Drive
State Farm agent Dave Newman
3435 California Ave. S.W.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dave Newman State Farm Insurance agency is collecting donations of clean clothes, coats and shoes through the end of December. For those who have donations but are unable to transport their clothes, coats and shoes to the donation location a pickup may be available.
For further information contact the State Farm office at (206) 932-1878.

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Proposed five story apartment building on Delridge Way SW up for streamlined review Jan.15

A proposed five story apartment building on Delridge Way SW that began its journey to actual construction in 2008 when the early design guidance was first submitted is finally up for Streamlined Review with the Southwest Design Review Board on Jan. 15, 2015. The building designed by SMR Architects would contain 4000 square feet of retail space and 36 apartments with parking for 39 cars in the building. The location at 4106 Delridge Way SW would put it across the street and close to Bartell Drug Headquarters and the Youngstown Flats apartments. SMR was the firm that handled the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center also Delridge Way.

You still have an opportunity to comment on the proposal. Here's the Department of Planning and Development post.


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