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.
To the dismay of government contractors, the United States Digital Service is gloriously hacking away in the VA and the Pentagon.
More great work by Steven Levy, Backchannel, and Medium.
The comments add even more to the discussion.
The White House’s Alpha Geeks. Medium has been on fire recently with their tech writing.
The Changing Relationship Between Tech and Government. The a16z Podcast from Andreessen Horowitz.
Why We Encrypt, by Bruce Schneier.
Medium posted Astro Teller’s closing keynote remarks from South by Southwest Interactive. Astro oversees Google[x], the division of Google that’s devoted to making long-term technological innovations. The talk is very inspirational.
FiveThirtyEight has a great video about Grace Hopper, one of the first computer programmers or coders in the world. Her first tech related job title was actually “Computer”. Those were crazy times as modern computing was being founded. Hopper retired from the United States Navy as a rear admiral in 1986. She was the oldest active-duty commissioned officer in the United States Navy. She is also featured prominently in a book I recently read, the The Innovators by Walter Isaacson.
I wish I could embed the video here, but go watch it at FiveThirtyEight and learn about one of the pioneers of computing.