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Sarah Allen talks about her experience as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Smithsonian, then poses the question: why was Drupal a good fit for her project, and how did Ruby and Rails fall …

Sarah Allen talks about her experience as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Smithsonian, then poses the question: why was Drupal a good fit for her project, and how did Ruby and Rails fall short?

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  • 1. 1. Sarah goes to Washington 2. Ruby sighting 3. What I did @Smithsonian 4. Why not more Ruby?
  • 2. 1st round of five projects was launched in August 2012 with 18 inaugural Fellows.
  • 3. 2nd Round started in June 2013 with 43 fellows
  • 4. Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 2 Projects Disaster Response MyUSA RFP-EZ Cyber-Physical Systems Open Data MyData Innovation Toolkit 21st Century Financial Systems Development Innovation Ventures VA Modernization
  • 5. Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 2 Projects Disaster Response MyUSA RFP-EZ Cyber-Physical Systems Open Data MyData Innovation Toolkit 21st Century Financial Systems Development Innovation Ventures VA Modernization
  • 6. http://MyUSA.gov easier access to government services
  • 7. What is MyUSA? MyUSA is a joint initiative between the White House and the General Services Administration to reimagine how citizens interact with government. A platform for building tools and services connecting citizens and businesses to government agencies.
  • 8. MyUSA Discovery
  • 9. MyUSA Account
  • 10. Stack Phusion Passenger Apache MySQL Ruby on Rails
  • 11. Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 2 Projects Disaster Response MyUSA RFP-EZ Cyber-Physical Systems Open Data MyData Innovation Toolkit 21st Century Financial Systems Development Innovation Ventures VA Modernization
  • 12. Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 2 Projects Disaster Response MyUSA RFP-EZ Cyber-Physical Systems Open Data MyData Innovation Toolkit 21st Century Financial Systems Development Innovation Ventures VA Modernization
  • 13. http://bit.ly/exec-order-open-data
  • 14. 19 museums 15 archives 23 libraries 9 research centers
  • 15. My Office
  • 16. the Castle Freer Sackler My Office Hirshhorn Air & Space American History Natural History Archives of American Art
  • 17. GSA White House My Office Dept of Education National Archives
  • 18. Smithsonian Digital Collections
  • 19. The Smithsonian has seriously amazing treasures for... researchers to study and discover, curators to organize and document, and members of the public to learn about.
  • 20. with over... 137 Million specimens, art works and other treasures... 136,000 cubic feet of archival material
  • 21. Not Just Pictures of Things
  • 22. Data
  • 23. Digital Volunteers
  • 24. 5M plant specimens
  • 25. 3.7 M without digital records
  • 26. This is the record (structured data)
  • 27. Botany Workflow Digital US Herbarium Surrogate Validation EMU 3.7M Plants Transcription Center SI Staff Volunteer Work EMU 1000/wk SI Staff SI Staff SI Staff
  • 28. Improved Botany Workflow Digital US Herbarium Surrogate Validation EMU 3.7M Plants Transcription Center Software Volunteer Work EMU 1000/wk SI Staff SI Staff Software
  • 29. transcription.si.edu
  • 30. Writing code... can be challenging
  • 31. Writing code... not the hard part
  • 32. Most technical problems are already solved.
  • 33. Dudes. That was just marketing...
  • 34. You can’t actually build a real blog in 5 minutes.
  • 35. Over 1 million active Drupal sites
  • 36. Ruby optimizes for developer happiness
  • 37. What if...?
  • 38. the developer could focus on unique aspects that require innovation
  • 39. We don’t sustain frameworks... ...with a user experience.
  • 40. Why?

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