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The engineering of civics

obamateamLast night I attended a presentation by the engineering leads from the Obama For America Campaign.  The event was held at the Black Box theater on CU Boulder’s stunning urban campus, the largest in Colorado.  Arriving at the theater, I circumvented the waitlist line and claimed my seat, front row and center.

Despite being billed as the Engineering Dream Team, the guys spoke humbly about their success.  Each one in their own way emphasized they were proudest not of their technical achievement, rather, they were proudest about creating a new standard for technology-enabled citizen empowerment.  The team credited leadership with making an innovative operational decision from the start.
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