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Dec 13, 2017

How a Team of TS Employees Became Salesforce Trailblazers: A Dreamforce 2017 Recap

Last month, eight Technology Services employees were invited to attend Dreamforce 2017, the annual Salesforce conference which draws executives, developers, engineers, and marketers alike from across the globe to San Francisco, California.

Nov 24, 2017

Denver is 2017 Digital Cities Survey Winner

Now in its 17th year, the Center for Digital Government uses the Digital Cities Survey to recognize cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement. The City and County of Denver received 6th this year.

Nov 24, 2017

Adobe MAX 2017: Leaving Las Vegas (With Inspiration!)

Learn what went down this year at Adobe Max 2017, the premiere design and creativity conference, from Webmaster/UX Designer Chad Menard in this latest blog post from Technology Services.

Oct 27, 2017

Generational Success in the IT Industry: Billie Upshaw's Story

As opportunities in technical positions continue to grow, the industry is one that can be very difficult to break into, especially for women, and particularly, those of color. In Technology Services, our department is made up of employees with a variety of stories and backgrounds, and today, we’re sharing Billie’s story.

Oct 23, 2017

Denver Receives Cybersecurity Award for 2016 Elections

The City and County of Denver has been recognized for its commitment to providing a secure 2016 election, taking home first place in the City Government category of the Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Awards. In its 17th year, this award recognizes the commitment of state and local governments, as well as educational organizations, towards keeping confidential data secure, despite evolving threats.

Sep 22, 2017

Denver Brings Home National Programming Awards

The City of Denver’s municipal television channel, Denver 8, has earned five Best-in-the-Nation Awards for its locally produced original programming.

Sep 18, 2017

Denver Earns First Place in Government Experience Awards

The City and County of Denver has been recognized for the ways in which it connects with residents in the digital space, taking home first place in Overall City Government Experience. In its inaugural year, the Center for Digital Government’s 2017 Government Experience awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities, and counties that have gone to the web and beyond to radically improve the experience of government and push the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered.

Sep 05, 2017

TS Updates the Network at the Denver Children’s Home

Last month, a team of Tech Services staff donated their time to install and network 30 newly-refurbished computers for the Denver Children’s Home. In addition to the installation of this equipment, which was generously donated by GroundFloor Media’s Get Grounded Foundation, a second group of TS employees also spent hours diagnosing connectivity issues, installing new cabling, and both simplifying and improving the DCH Wi-Fi.

Aug 03, 2017

Smart City Photovoice Project Showcases North Denver Exhibition

The North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), Denver Smart City, the University of Denver, The GrowHaus, and PCs for People partnered this past month for the Smart City Photovoice Project in North Denver. The project engaged 13 teenagers from the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods to have their voice heard through photography. The participants artistic work will be exhibited at The GrowHaus on Thursday, August 3 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Aug 01, 2017

How Denver Prepared for the 2016 Elections

In the 2016 election, the City and County of Denver advanced from simply fending for itself to participating in a highly collaborative effort to coordinate cyber defenses at the city, county, state, and federal levels. 2016 marked the first time the city’s technology and cybersecurity organizations and the Colorado Secretary of State worked together to share network traffic information, jointly utilizing tools provided by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security. This strong intergovernmental collaboration, alongside the pre-election validation of equipment and day-of monitoring, ensured voter confidence in elections remained intact.