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