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Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Computer book publisher, conference producer, internet activist.  Involved in open source, open standards, web 2.0, and open government. Current interests: "gov 2.0", sensors and collective intelligence applications based on them, DIY, shaping how people think about emerging technologies. I also spend a lot of time encouraging people to work on stuff that matters.


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About 5 weeks ago St Patrick's Day was not a spring day in Washington DC.
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About 3 weeks ago Anger in GitHub Commit Messages
Source: http://geeksta.net/geeklog/exploring-expressions-emotions-github-commit-messages/
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About 3 weeks ago Google+ and LinkedIn Social Referral Traffic = More Engaged
(vs. Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest): http://tnw.co/1iSbhvn
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About 4 days ago The heart of a star in the heart of a plant. At the National Botanic Garden yesterday.
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About 4 weeks ago I wrote a long piece on LinkedIn reflecting on Steven Brill's excellent Time Magazine cover story "Code Red_", about the rescue of healthcare.gov by a small team of volunteer techies from Silicon Valley. My conclusions:   

Hats off to the rescue team.  They did a great service, while also demonstrating that yes, a small team with the right skills can do more than disorganized, mismanaged teams of contractors charging the government hundreds of millions of dollars.  But if we think that bringing Silicon Valley to the rescue is that simple, we're missing the big opportunity, which is to change the way we design and manage these projects. 

The lesson of the Code Red exercise wasn't that you can just sprinkle some Silicon Valley fairy dust and go back to business as usual.  The "emergency measures" of the rescue need to lead us to a profound rethinking of how government creates IT projects.

At the same time, this is a long process, and we do need fo
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About 3 weeks ago The Makani team had a busy winter, focused on improving wing design and control systems to enable better energy capture. 

The most recent set of flight tests introduced an upgraded Wing 7, the newest model 30 kilowatt prototype. We’ve extended the length of the fuselage cowling, the carbon fiber casing that smoothes airflow between the wing and tail joint, and modified the control flaps to redistribute load during flight. These upgrades resulted in increased aerodynamic efficiency and overall performance, including an expected 7% increase in power generation.

This week we also launched an updated website, which you can see at: www.google.com/makani . 



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About 7 weeks ago Great afternoon light a few days ago in DC.
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About 7 weeks ago My thoughts on free software, open source, and open data, in response to Eric Raymond's excellent short essay, "The Myth of the Fall."
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About 7 weeks ago Urban Office-steading in Brooklyn

On Monday, I visited O'Reilly Media's small development office in Brooklyn, where Rune Madsen, Zach Schwartz, and Steve Klise are working on our Atlas publishing tools (e.g. http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/).  They are holed up on the sixth floor of the old Pfizer Building on Flushing Avenue, with a spectacular view of the NY skyline.

But what is most fun about the building is the way it is being developed. Rather than being a polished office building all ready for new tenants, it is being developed piecemeal in an exciting kind of urban reconstruction. After I had a look at the small office, we went on a tour of the vast undeveloped regions of the sixth floor, where rooms with mysterious purposes still remain, in skeletal form.  (Apparently, this was the area used to film the Green Goblin's lair in one of the Spider Man movies.)  In some areas, there are cinder block walls with holes knocked in them.  (Sadly, I somehow missed pictures of the
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About 11 weeks ago A bit of background on O'Reilly Media's participation in the White House ConnectED announcement.  Self-directed learning is behind the growth of most internet services - the people who build them have had to teach themselves, and learn from each other - and that's the enthusiasm we try to feed with our publishing and conferences.  It's great to try to make our learning materials available to younger kids.  We'll keep you posted as our implementation of the program unfolds.