As an activist and technologist who works to support progressive movements, I’ve been following the 2020 Iowa Caucus intently. I don’t know about you but for me, it was the next big game coming right after SuperBowl Sunday - let’s get loud!
Yet despite the hard work of so many organizers, volunteers and everyday citizens in Iowa, the results were delayed with operational challenges and the political impact of the Iowa Caucus has been blunted. There’s been a lot of focus on the failure of the app that was designed to help modernize and accelerate the delivery of caucus results. Many articles have rapidly been written to dissect what went wrong.
From the NYT:
Given less than two months to build an app for reporting caucus results to the Iowa Democratic Party, Shadow produced technology that proved difficult to…