Author Archives: Mike Caprio

My Response To NYC’s CTO

The Beta NYC civic hacking group met with New York City’s First Chief Technology Officer. She made it clear that the City’s IT policy, technology, data, leadership, and services need to accessible to all New Yorkers. She also posed two … Continue reading

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Smartdrones

I kind of called it on flying smartphone-drones (smartdrones) back in July of this year. https://twitter.com/mik3cap/statuses/485931667748446209 https://twitter.com/mik3cap/statuses/485932574481469443

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A Toast To My Continued Health

On Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at approximately 1:30p.m. I would like to invite you to join me in toasting my 20th anniversary of cheating death. I made this toast ten years ago in the year that I turned 30; this … Continue reading

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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

Hackathon? What’s That? I’m sure many folks unfamiliar with the phrase “hackathon” will wonder whether it involves breaking in to a computer or telecommunications system and “hacking” passwords or some such security thing. Mass media and other government / special … Continue reading

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Dude Where’s My App? Things I Expect To Be Able To Do And Yet Still Cannot Do

Why Isn’t There An App For That? There are a surprising number of things that should be completely technically feasible, and yet nothing exists to solve these problems. Maybe it’s the Innovator’s Dilemma, maybe it’s just that the people in … Continue reading

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