Podcast: Play in new window | Download
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/cloudgov_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 18F is an organization that is building the 21st century digital government. In order to build online government services that have the high quality of modern cloud applications, 18F built Cloud.gov, a platform-as-a-service that can be used to stand up web applications for divisions of the government. Aidan Feldman helped build Cloud.gov, and on today’s episode he dissects its architecture. Cloud.gov is built
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/opcode_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “We’re already problem solvers, and we’re just trying to be problem solvers on the web.” Military veterans have the right set of skills to become programmers. Technical expertise, emotional resilience, psychological persistence, and teamwork–these are the qualities of the US army and they are the qualities of the best programmers. More and more veterans who leave the army are becoming coders, and the
“By the time I joined, people were already starting to have this microservice fatigue.”
“When we say a ‘21st century government’, what we’re seeing is that people are using their smartphones, they’re online, and we have the potential to actually deliver better services to our people at dramatically lower costs.”
“Everything has changed around our lives — the way we connect with each other, the way we communicate, the way we work, even the way we fall in love – except the way we govern ourselves, as a society.”
DemocracyOS is an open-source application for online decision making.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/melanie_blockchains.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBlockchains are the distributed ledger technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. More broadly, a blockchain is a mechanism for updating truth states in distributed network computing, producing consensus trust and serving as a new form of general computational substrate. Melanie Swan is a science and technology innovator and philosopher at the MS Futures Group. She founded the Institute for Blockchain Studies, and is the