Happy Thanksgiving from Code for Boston!
November 23rd, 2021
Greetings Civic Hackers!
I’ve been spending the last week reading Andy Slavitt’s Preventable. If you enjoyed The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, this is an interesting sequel written by someone who was in the room(s) where it happened when it came to the national effort to battle COVID-19. Slavitt, who went viral on twitter a while back, does a great job of telling his stories and many of them have Civic Tech angles.
What we’re reading & watching:
On The Move:
- Congratulations to Alex Lawrence on being named Mayor Wu’s interim Chief Information Officer
Matt & The Code for Boston Core Team
The Harvard Library Innovation Lab (LIL) is looking for a software developer and researcher to imagine and develop innovative software that charts the future of libraries. Located at the Harvard Law Library, LIL is a fun and collaborative lab with a broad mission focused on re-envisioning libraries and library services. We are a small but active team, and we are looking for another developer who can round out our skills. Please see our website at https://lil.law.harvard.edu/ to get a sense of our current projects and activities.
- App team trying to wrangle Wordpress plugins with MRCC
- Testing Framework team: troubleshooting a DOM overhaul for puppeteer
- Data team catching up on the old algorithms in the notebook.