Why Hackathons Need Fewer Hackers

This is a lightly revised version of my article, Why Hackathons Need Fewer Hackers, which originally appeared on May 13, 2017, on Medium.

Hackers can code — but first they need an idea.

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Getting to Know Watson (Part 2): Earning 2nd Place at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire

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A screenshot of our demo of Kanye Watson at the Cognitive Builder Faire.

In April, I did something I’ve never done before: I participated in a hackathon. This post is part 2 of 2, and tells the insane story of how my team earned 2nd place at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire. Part 1 was Getting to Know Watson (Part 1): The Tools at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire.

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Getting to Know Watson (Part 1): The Tools at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire

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In April, I did something I’ve never done before: I participated in a hackathon. This post is part 1 of 2, and focuses on the tools I learned about at the hackathon.

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What California’s Updated Autonomous Vehicle Regulations actually say in non-legalese

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Concept car via http://www.shutterstock.com

A big thank you to Michele Kyrouz for writing an awesome Medium post on California’s Updated Autonomous Vehicle Regulations. Here’s the highlights, plus some translation of what exactly an “autonomous vehicle” is.

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Link to My Article “Emerging technologies invite new marketplace competition” published in IAPP’s The Privacy Advisor

Article available here.

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Why You Should Take Up a Hobby While Job Hunting

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https://xkcd.com/974/

A hobby can give you an awesome icebreaker at networking events, a great way to show off your passion, a nice break from the seemingly endless lack of progress in job hunting, and might even directly advance your job hunting efforts. Here’s the story behind my latest hobby – coding in Python – and how it’s helping me level up as an internet attorney.

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Protecting Your Texting: Gaps in Fourth Amendment Protection for Modern Communication (reprinted from USF’s IPLB)

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This is a lightly revised version of my comment, Protecting Your Texting: Gaps in Fourth Amendment Protection for Modern Communication, which originally appeared in 2014, in the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, now known as the “Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal”). The numbers refer to endnotes. Sorry, you have to scroll to the bottom to see the endnotes (they were originally footnotes). It was tough to reformat this from its bulletin format to blog-readable format.

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The Top 10 Posts You Should Read on Tech Talk Translated

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Whether I met you at a networking event, you clicked here from LinkedIn/Twitter, or, even better, Google brought you here and you’ve never met me in real life, these are the top 10 posts I want to make sure you see while you’re here.

Drum roll please. . .

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What it means to be a Certified Information Privacy Professional (previously part of “About the Translator”)

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CIPP/US???

By the way, in case you went “huh?” When you saw that I had a “CIPP/US”, here’s the deal with that:

(This content was previously part of the “About the Translator” page)

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