Harlan W.

Location:

Cambridge, MA

Member since:

May 3, 2013

Are you a hack (writer, content creator, etc.) or a hacker (engineer, coder, designer, etc.)?

Hacker (mostly). Professionally, I'm an interaction designer and UX researcher working at a Lexington-based startup, where I lead design and ethnographic research on web and mobile products. However, my academic background is in writing - specifically journalism - as well as design, and that approach informs my work and outlook. I'm also the organizer of Code for Boston, a local Code for America Brigade. Brigades are volunteer groups of civic-minded developers, designers, urban planners, data geeks, and citizen activists, working with their city governments and local communities to leverage technology for use in the public sphere. Although our name is Code for Boston, we view ourselves as a regional organization and work in a number of communities in the Metro Boston.

Are you looking for partners to collaborate on projects, and if so, what?

I'm looking to meet and collaborate with folks on Brigade projects, as well as provide Brigade assistance on any Hacks Hackers projects that may need our design, development, or organizational support.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Harlan! I'm an interaction designer and organizer for the local Code for America Brigade: a volunteer group of civic-minded technologists working to build civic apps, open public data, and leverage technology for use in the public sphere.


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