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Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice. Now I'm going to outline a bit of the underlying architecture, built on Drupal 7.

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Joshua Wachs's picture

Bitcoins Now Accepted at EchoDitto. (or: Why Nerds Like Cryptocurrency)

We here at EchoDitto enjoy exploring the new and cool ways technology is reshaping our world.Bitcoin

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

5 Things Digital Teams Can Do To Harness External Innovation

I recently met with a former colleague who never fails to inspire me with the projects he's working on. For the most part, these projects are not digital in nature, but instead involve bringing real world communities together in the face of sometimes seemingly insurmountable challenges. He loves his work so much that his passion is absolutely infectious and pushes people and structures beyond their comfort zone. He is what I like to call an “innovation agent”.

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Austin DeVinney's picture

More than a drop in the bucket -- Drupal 8, Nginx, and Microcaching

The LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) is something I learned early on in web development. It's modern, scalable, and most of all -- simple. You can get up and running in a matter of minutes with powerful tools to let you focus on writing code and not pretending to be a sysadmin.

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Michelle Edwards's picture

VictoryKit: the Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.

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Free Money! (Seriously)

EVEN NEWER UPDATE:

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Conor Walsh's picture

Beyond Words: Rethinking Languages on the Web

For most, the Internet is still something experienced through the written word. So much for the information revolution; we still access most webpages through an interface that would be all too familiar to Gutenberg and his ilk.

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Juan González's picture

HealthCare.gov's Big Failure

The HealthCare.gov fiasco is a timely case study in how "big" is a liability in today's age of radical connectivity. Big institutions - a giant federal bureaucracy, huge technology contractors, and a bloated government procurement process - spent over $500,000,000 creating a glorified webform -- and failed. But these big organizations never stood a chance, and smaller, more agile, and nimbler firms and processes could have mitigated these risks which now threaten the President's legacy.

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Alan Ivey's picture

What's the deal with Pressflow 7?

Anyone who used Drupal 6 at scale knew that Pressflow 6 was pretty great. It forked Drupal and added several performance enhancements, including the ability to use external caches.

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Tony Guzmán's picture

World Food Day and the launch of the new World Food Program USA

As the international community celebrates World Food Day today, I find myself fortunate to have the rare chance to reflect on the tangible impact our clients are having on a daily basis.

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Paul Venuti's picture

A Rose by Any Other Name

A few days ago, I was reminded me of a court case I'd heard about back in April, involving a company called ReDigi. The company bills itself as "your favorite used record store, but for digital music files".

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: http://endofbig.com