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Tag: Code for America Summit

s3e33: DNS Fan Fiction; 100-watt-hour-Trucks 

0.0 Station Ident 2:44pm on Tuesday, 1 November 2016 in Oakland, California at the Code for America Summit listening to the dulcet tones of Tom Loosemore talk candidly about what worked and what didn’t work at the UK’s Government Digital Service. If you’re at the Code for America Summit in Oakland Wednesday 2 and Thursday […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Nine: Thinking In Public; Writing In Public 

0.0 Sitrep 10:03am just after the beginning of Frances Berriman’s talk about the Government Digital Service Design Principles at the Code for America Summit, thinking about what makes sense to be used in a different country, but trying to achieve the same end-user aims. 1.0 Thinking in Public A bunch of people outside the screen […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Eight: Continued Careening 

0.0 Sitrep Sat next to Frances Berriman at the Code for America Summit (“Wow, I’m seeing the magic happen!”) on opening day, and already feeling pretty good about the next section. An early morning: a 4:30am wakeup for a 7:25am flight (you can tell I’m paranoid about arriving in time at the airport) that ended […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Seven: How Are You?; Built It And They Will…; In The Gaps 

0.0 Sitrep 10:12am on a Monday after what was frankly one of the weirdest things yesterday at the Oregon Renaissance Festival, that distinctly American tradition of dressing up and pretending that you haven’t died of the lurgy yet. But anyway: right now, a cool, cloudy morning, sat in Ristretto Roasters nursing an irresponsibly large mocha. […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Six: Unicorns; Six Minus 

0.0 Sitrep 10:15pm. Tired. Assaulted by a woman and a man with sufficiently sharp and metallic equipment to be indistinguishable from a dentist’s office. TILT: I really, really don’t like visiting the dentist, but on the plus side, I have a new front tooth. On the down side, these people are threatening me with root […]