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Video: Highlights from Civic Cocktail’s evening on SIFF and Civic Tech

Seattle start-up liaison Rebecca Lovell was one of the guests talking civic tech at last week's Civic Cocktail. Credit: Seattle Channel

How is tech reshaping our civic life?

We put that question to a panel of local experts at last Wednesday’s Civic Cocktail. Cathy Wissink, Microsoft’s director of Technology & Civic Engagement/Innovation in Boston, Adam Hecktman, Microsoft’s director of Technology & Civic Engagement/Innovation in Chicago and Rebecca Lovell, the City of Seattle’s liaison to the start-up community were all on hand to talk tech with Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter. Following the civic tech panel, Joni chatted one-on-one with Seattle International Film Festival Artistic Director Carl Spence.

If you were there, these video highlights will be a trip down memory lane. If you couldn’t make it, we forgive you. Either way, check out these moments from Civic Cocktail’s foray into Civic Tech and SIFF. You can watch the entire show on the Seattle Channel.

And put June 3 on your calendar. That’s when Civic Cocktail welcomes Gov. Jay Inslee. You can register for the show here.

SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence on the deeply classified nature of SIFF’s Secret Film Festival, which exists in a “legal grey area”:

Seattle’s start-up liaison Rebecca Lovell on how the (unending) search for a parking spot contributes to gridlock:

Microsoft’s Adam Hecktman describes the different role that activists play in the Civic Tech space:

Adam Hecktman again, this time on what makes the Civic Tech movement different from other activist movements:

Civic Cocktail is a joint venture of Crosscut, City Club and Seattle Channel.

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