Category "Technology"

July 2017

What is Digital Privacy Worth?

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?”

March 2017

Scaling and Securing WordPress

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.

July 2016

The Promise of Education Technology

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.

July 2016

Civil Liberties, the Internet, and Computer Security

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.

October 2015

Open Source, Technology, and the Future of Education

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.

June 2015

The Good and Bad of Techno-Optimism in the Valley

Silicon Valley is often seen as a bubble of people who think that every problem can be solved with technology. It’s created an enormous amount of wealth and capital, which has had mixed effects on different groups of people. What are the lessons we can take away from the last half century in Silicon Valley?

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