Open Seattle – Learn About Active Projects with City and State Government


Please register here on Meetup, and for the Zoom call at the link below:


6:30: Announcements and Intros

6:35-7:30: Speaker presentations – Learn about opportunities to get involved and make an impact through two exciting government projects:

– Gerardo Capiel from will discuss CiviForm (, Google’s collaboration with the City of Seattle to create a universal application tool to streamline benefit applications.

– Ben Meredith from Social Impact Analytics Institute will describe SimpleForm (, a project to streamline reporting for clients of the State of Washington’s Community Economic Revitalization Board.

7:30-8:00: Q&A and Open Discussion

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!!

Open Seattle’s 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.

*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.

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