Andrew Nacin

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It’s not like I tweet about anything else anymore. Thanks @bydanielvictor. ⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛ ⬛⬛⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Gaze not into the abyss, lest you become recognized as an abyss domain expert, and they expect you keep gazing into the damn thing.
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It’s been more than a decade so I guess it’s time for #NewProfilePic. This one was taken by @koop on a foggy street in San Francisco.
I love how everyone in tech is picking apart the new site and literally every comment I’ve seen is positive. I’m feeling x-build-back-better header indeed!
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There’s definitely WordPress in government. It’s just not what powers any of the 30 interconnected systems that probably cost $500 million and are decades old and weren’t built with users in mind and make it harder for the government to provide healthcare or economic relief.
I promised I would blog more when I left @USDS, but the truth is I have just never really been in a position to be allowed to say a lot about my work. I do have a lot of stories to tell, but a fun fact: I never worked on a single WordPress site in my 4+ years in government.
I also worked on a process called Agency Review, which meant by law my name and current employer were published on the internet. I was on two teams, reviewing @USDS and DHS, after having worked on immigration & refugee issues under Obama. [fixing threading, I should have blogged]
The inside story via @FastCompany of how was quickly revamped and pulled together with accessibility and inclusion top of mind, feat. @RFlaherty46, @CMagwood46, @robynkanner, @WideEyeCo, and @nacin.…
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I don’t know how many questions I’ll be able to answer, but happy to entertain them. 🙂
We’ll find more opportunities to talk about some of the technical aspects of in the months ahead, because even though it’s just another WordPress site, we did our best to ensure the Biden-Harris Administration would be ready to communicate on Day One. 🇺🇸 is powered by WordPress and the Gutenberg editor. The team at @10up @helenhousandi @jeffpaul @dinhtungdu, with an assist from @aaronjorbin, built a truly innovative editing experience in Gutenberg to drive the site. It’s mind-boggling good.
The excellent design and lightning fast frontend was built by the fabulous team at @WideEyeCo:…
If you want to read more about the effort, @FastCompany wrote about it:…
It turns out it’s actually unprecedented to build a new from scratch at the beginning of an administration. The Bush team coded up Obama‘s designs. The Trump team changed the name on Obama’s site. We did a six-month design and build in six weeks.
(”Tight deadlines“ is underselling the fact that the deadline is so hard that it is in the Constitution.)
I was privileged to lead the talented teams behind and I'm proud what we accomplished up against tight deadlines and a presidential transition unlike any other. The reviews of have been a joy to read. ❤️🇺🇸
Especially with my name listed publicly, it was obvious to a number of you who messaged me that I probably had a hand in @photomatt, you caught me.…
The concept and execution of presidential transitions are just wild. You only have a few short months to get ready for “Day One.” Of course, this whirlwind is essential to American democracy and the peaceful transition of power.
Some professional news… I spent the last few months working on the Biden-Harris Transition Team. It was an incredible and humbling experience helping to prepare an administration inheriting many dire crises. A thread.
for attempting to start a civil war you are banned from our web site for 12 hours
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Everyone who lives in DC who has ever been yelled at by Capitol Police for just walking on the wrong sidewalk is just gobsmaked right now.
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We stand together as one America. We will rise stronger than we were before.
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Teleconference logistics are the worst. I’m pretty sure when I enter Hell, the devil will say, “Hi, who just joined?”
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In “Contagion,” a blogger pumped forsythia as a fake cure for the disease as a way to profit from the crisis. In 2020 it’s the President of the United States doing the pumping.…
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Intelligence officials reported that China appeared to be minimizing the outbreak and said swift action could be needed to contain the virus. Despite the warnings, Trump continued to play down the threat the virus posed to Americans.
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The facts stated in this @propublica article could be said about the security of pretty much any piece of software. And yes, that’s also a problem, but it’s important to put it in context.…
Lots of “cybersecurity experts” being quoted everywhere, but just ask any software engineer, product manager, or designer who has tried in vain to work with the DNC or any state Democratic Party and you’ll learn real quickly why this is a clusterfuck. #IowaCaucus
my only comment on the “work nights and weekends” discourse is if I wanted advice on how to change the world, I’d listen to someone who actually has
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This is one of the best essays on Silicon Valley and its soulless pursuit of $$$ that I have read in a long time. "Too much American ingenuity is chasing problems that simply don’t matter."…
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I had the honor & privilege of writing about what excites me the most in tech these days on @css ✨💙 Unsurprisingly, I wrote about political stuff �…4T
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Because if it’s two things we’ll need after a near-apocalyptic event, it’s seeds to restart agriculture, and QR codes of open source software.…
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