Technology Section

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

The FIRSTWA 4-H High Tekerz robotics team from Highline High School will be holding a FREE 3D printing workshop on Monday, Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Highline High School auto shop. This... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

At 6 out of 10 schools nationwide, students get no opportunity to take computer science, but in Highline Public Schools, students can take computer science across the district. And this week, during Computer... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be this Sunday

REMINDER: FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be this Sunday

REMINDER: The film ‘SCREENAGERS’ – the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids as well as offer solutions that work to help kids find balance – plays... [Read more]

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

What do Skunks, ducks and robots have in common? They all make science, technology, engineering, and math fun! Members of Skunk Works, Aviation High School’s robotics team, have designed a robotics... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy. Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students... [Read more]

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Partnering with the Washington Informal Science Education (WISE) Consortium, Highline Public Schools is piloting an innovative program that aims to advance science and engineering learning, interest, and... [Read more]

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

Everyone knows King County to be a high tech hub today, but our region’s first brush with cutting-edge technology occurred well before Bill Gates and Paul Allen. A century and a half ago, the first... [Read more]

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (June 30) that it is one of 30 districts across the nation that are subjects of a just-released study on how schools are integrating software into the classroom. The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it’s the first school district in the Puget Sound region to launch its own mobile app. “Students, staff, families and the community have a new... [Read more]

TEC High School Honored with 2013 School of Distinction Award

TEC High School Honored with 2013 School of Distinction Award

Outstanding improvement in student achievement over five years has led to a special honor for White Center’s Technology, Engineering & Communications (TEC) High School, being honored with the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome our newest Advertiser – swenTEK Computer Services!

Welcome our newest Advertiser – swenTEK Computer Services!

We extend a state-of-the-art welcome to Tom Swenson of swenTEK Computer Services, our newest Advertiser here on The B-Town Blog. Tom is so busy providing outstanding service to his customers that he doesn’t... [Read more]

Get PLUGGED IN at Discover Burien’s Tech Seminar on Tuesday, June 4

Get PLUGGED IN at Discover Burien’s Tech Seminar on Tuesday, June 4

Discover Burien (BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer sits on the Board of Directors) will be holding a technology-based seminar called PLUGGED IN on Tuesday, June 4 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at City... [Read more]

Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships

Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships

Two Highline District schools – Aviation and Highline High – are headed to St. Louis at the end of the month to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships. Aviation High holds the Washington... [Read more]

Burien TEC Students’ Work May Impact Global Policy on Climate Change

Burien TEC Students’ Work May Impact Global Policy on Climate Change

The Highline School District is reporting that students at Burien’s Technology, Engineering, and Communications High School (TEC) got the attention of national policy advisors when they gave feedback... [Read more]

Burien Resident Creates Filmmaking App – Meet John Clem, ‘CinePro’ Creator

Burien Resident Creates Filmmaking App – Meet John Clem, ‘CinePro’ Creator

by Scott Schaefer A Burien man named John Clem has created a new App called ‘CinePro‘ that is generating a lot of attention in the film (and App) world. “CinePro started with the belief... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: See Our New Server, Which Just Happens to Have a Great View

PHOTO FRIDAY: See Our New Server, Which Just Happens to Have a Great View

Regular Readers may recall several recent, oftentimes severe Server problems at The B-Town Blog that caused our website to either slow to a crawl or not load entirely. Well, we got really tired of these... [Read more]

FIRST Family Night & BBQ Fundraiser will be at Shorewood Elementary May 30

FIRST Family Night & BBQ Fundraiser will be at Shorewood Elementary May 30

Burien’s Shorewood Elementary will be hosting a Family Night & BBQ fundraiser to help their FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League from 5:30 p.m. – 8... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The B-Town Blog Gets A Brand Spankin’ New Server!

PHOTOS: The B-Town Blog Gets A Brand Spankin’ New Server!

Many of our Readers may recall several recent (and oftentimes severe) Server issues with The B-Town Blog, which caused numerous outages and glitches, resulting in frequent frustrations (and um, many censored... [Read more]

DNA Technology May Help ID Green River Victims, Including Burien Body

DNA Technology May Help ID Green River Victims, Including Burien Body

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday (March 19) progress on efforts to identify the remains of eight individuals who have been long termed “John/Jane Doe” homicide victims, including... [Read more]

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don Crawley Co-Writes New Technology Book

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don Crawley Co-Writes New Technology Book

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don R. Crawley has co-written a new book, called ‘The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for IT Professionals,’ aimed at helping IT professionals…

King Conservation District Testing Online Voting For March 15th Election

King Conservation District Testing Online Voting For March 15th Election

The King Conservation District is testing out a seemingly-newfangled manner of online voting for its public election for the Board of Supervisors position #2. “This election features new, convenient,... [Read more]

Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

Debbie Zemke, Recreation Manager for the City of Burien, tells us of two news nuggets out of Burien Parks – one good, and one not-so-good that involves a call for computer-related help – first, the... [Read more]