For Tuesday

Large Projects Fund Workshop

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods sets aside a rather large chunk of change, $100,000 to be exact, for projects that aim to bolster neighborhood community. These can be tangible things (a community garden, for instance) or projects in education or culture, for example. Last year, the Ethiopian Community in Seattle won the award to renovate a commercial kitchen space for a community building project.
They aren't going to just hand out the award to anyone, though. For one, you have to attend one of six public workshops before even applying. I know, homework sucks. But these workshops provide valuable information on the fund as well as what types of projects they are looking for.
Large Projects Fund Workshop, Tue, Feb 10, 6pm, Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Free

For Tuesday (extra cal)

Hack the Commute Kickoff Event

What exactly is a "hackathon?" Is it legal? In this context, yes. Despite its name, this "hackathon" isn't so much concerned with leaking private photos of celebrities as it is trying to improve the quality of life for Seattleites. 

Hack the Commute is a community project presented by the City of Seattle and Commute Seattle, where teams of digital wizards are invited to come together and "hack" tech-based solutions for problems arising from our city's constant growth. Mainly: transportation.

New apps, improvements on existing apps, data management solutions, design ideas—all are welcome so long as they help improve biking, walking, parking, driving, or using public transit. Tech solutions developed by each team will be judged and winners decided in March.

Next week's kickoff event will provide more information, including scheduling and registration details. Make sure to RSVP.

Hack the Commute Kickoff Event, Tue, Feb 10, 4pm, WeWork, 500 Yale Ave N, Free

Advance Notice for February 18

Two Former Representatives' Plan to Fix Congress

Tom Davis, former Republican congressman from Virginia, and Martin Frost, former Democratic congressman from Texas, have put together a plan to fix the perpetual partisan deadlock in Congress.

After their combined 40 years of experience in politics, the pair have come up with a rather obvious solution: the two sides of the aisle must learn to cooperate. Creating a bipartisan environment is certainly more complicated than it sounds, but Davis and Frost are here to explain how to achieve it.

Tom Davis and Martin Frost, Wed, Feb 18, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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