I've spent 3 years idly about software engineering and how it can directly relate to changing the cultural climate.
Most political campaigns are interested in voter databases, front end work (websites), and email/reachout systems. Cybersecurity work is generally unwanted by campaigns.
I see a lot of GIS being used by local activists.
As a backend/SRE chap, it's hard in my head to connect my work with cultural change.
Curious what others think here.
so I'm curious: for those who have executed campaigns with reasonable success in activist circles (and know a little about tech)- what would a backend software engineer do for you?
@kai Yes, it is. I am, perhaps, a little strange. But I think it's probably more productive than just writing something and hoping it'll work.
Or, alternatively, struggling to do things which I'm simply not that interested in or skilled at.
@pnathan no, no, you’re doing it all wrong! 😅
@kai Oh, ok. I thought you were simply being blunt to someone who is fairly ignorant and naive about how effective politics work.
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