Data, while often useful for tracking our personal goals, is often also a double edged sword when third parties use the data in ways that we cannot control. You may have nothing to hide, but that doesn’t mean that companies should be allowed to track your personal data.
The foundation of modern day product development process known as design thinking starts with a question: “What is the problem that users are trying to solve, and how can my product be useful and meaningful to users in solving that particular challenge?”
WordPress is used by 27% of all the websites on the internet. Despite this, WordPress has some security considerations and does not scale well out of the box.
Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We talked about it a bit before getting back to our homework.
In the internet-connected world we live in, aspects of privacy, security, and governance have been abstracted into an intangible, virtually invisible dimension that is hard to understand and harder to navigate.
Making things open source sounds like a great ideology of sharing and making the world a better place, but the success of making things open source depends on more than simply allowing anyone to use and modify it.