Chris M. Lindsey

Father, Husband, Public Servant, Web Developer

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Watch “Budweiser | One Last Ride”

Best Android Wallpaper Yet

H/t Android Police.

John Crowley on the Tim Ferriss Show

Episode #225 of the Tim Ferriss Show had me in tears on the way to work this morning. Tim interviews John Crowley, a father who quit his job to start a bio-tech company after two of his kids were diagnosed with a rare disease. Go have a listen and reflect on life a bit.

Elon Musk and Tesla’s Long Term Plan

Elon Musk knows how to make a long term plan,succeed, andthen do it again like this:

  • Create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage
  • Expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments
  • Develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning
  • Enable your car to make money for you when you aren’t using it

The Changing Relationship Between Tech and Government

The Changing Relationship Between Tech and Government. The a16z Podcast from Andreessen Horowitz.

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Garth!

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Ben Kallos Interview

Agile Government Leadership has a great interview with Ben Kallos, New York City Council Member.  He’s got quite an interest in technology and process reform, and it shows:

Most people think of government as slow and bureaucratic, but that isn’t a required feature. In fact, it is a bug, mostly tied to old models that were successful in the industrial era. The predominant governing model was the “waterfall method,” an approach that allows for ample input at the beginning of a project, but little—if any—during implementation or once the project is complete. Government must adapt from this industrial model to what it more closely resembles: an information and services based model that allows for continuous feedback along the way.

“My intention is that all code developed using taxpayer dollars within GSA should be in the taxpayer’s domain [open source].”

Sonny Hashmi, Chief Information Officer at the General Services Administration, in an interview with ExecutiveGov.

TLG 2014 Conference

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Alliance for Innovation’s Transforming Local Government conference. It was enlightening and inspiring to be around other public servants that have done such great, innovative work. Sadly I can’t point you to videos of the conference presenters, but you can watch the Alliance’s YouTube channel that contains submissions for their Innovation Awards. Also, some of the best information can be found under the hashtag #tlg2014.

I took a lot away from the Conference, but I think the greatest example of a change initiative came from the city of Durham, North Carolina. Their presenters included a GIS Analyst and Zoning Inspector (usually you see finance director and city manager types). They successfully changed their organizational culture by involving employees every step of the way, and really by letting the employees lead. Very impressive.

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