We’re a little light on tech news this week — is your company doing awesome things for the community? Let us know!
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- Facebook announced that applications are now open for more than $40 million in grants for Black-owned businesses.
- Geekwire brought together Black Designers from Microsoft to help others explore what it means to be an ally.
- Salesforce extended its WFH period and benefits.
- TechCrunch published A Beginner’s Guide to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Are you an engineer? Volunteer your skills to support Black and minority owned businesses.
- Are you over covid? If you’re healthy, you can help.
- Are you worried about your November ballot getting where it needs to go? Crosscut has a great explainer on ballot dropbox security.
- Are you ready to get AMP[ed]’UP? Check out Seattle Design Festival’s augmented reality installations.
- Are you ready to go all out for your video calls? Giphy has you covered.
- Gov. Inslee declared a state of emergency as wildfires burned on the Olympic Peninsula and in Central and Eastern Washington.
- Seattle Public Schools delayed the first day of school by two days to give educators more time to prepare for the remote start.
- The Seattle City Council’s transportation committee voted Wednesday to approve legislation allowing free-floating rentable scooters.
- The Seahawks will play at least their first three home games without fans.