Cyd — I made a bunch of comments in-line about some specific points, but I failed to lead with…
Alex Howard
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Thank you! I really appreciate the detailed reading & comments. The comments from both you & Micah made me think back to my required “Why I’m coding” piece from when I joined CfA — in which I acknowledged the work of engineers & advocates in leading the way https://www.codeforamerica.org/blog/2013/02/12/cyd-harrell-why-im-coding-for-america/ . I have not just a CfA-inflected perspective but an (even stronger) design-inflected perspective, and you’re helping me reflect on how that (citizen experience or whatever we’re calling it these days) fits with the threads of transparency, open data, open source, efficiency, & more equal power relations as goals for all of this work. Always interested in conversations about this, especially with folks from different sub-streams!