Do you feel adrift in the sea of new technologies? Join us for a talk on smart cities from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636. You'll learn what these new technologies are, why they're important, and how they're applied in real life.

Cities are using data in new ways, leveraging the interconnectivity between devices, vehicles, buildings, and people. Can Smart Cities make city life more livable and environmentally sustainable, without sacrificing privacy and affordability? Join us for a discussion on what's new in Smart City technology with Maitreyee Joshi and René Peters.

Joshi is a program manager at Microsoft and co-founder of a stealth HealthTech startup. Peters is a product marketing manager at Microsoft, working between marketing, engineering, and design to bring new augmented reality applications to market. Joshi and Peters are Chair and Vice Chair of the Smart City committee on the City of Seattle's Community Technology Advisory Board.

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Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library's garage for $7 after 5 p.m.

This program series is made possible by support from UW CoMotion Labs, and is presented in partnership with the City of Seattle's Community Technology Advisory Board.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with community organizations to offer presentations and workshops that are accessible to all.