I have gotten so many replies and messages since my last post in this thread, that I can't answer them all individually. Previous topic:
It has been shared on multiple subreddits so I have no idea where to even post this. But I'd like to come up with a follow-up thread with some more information. The internet is the most powerful tool that mankind has ever invented. You have the ability to reach thousands, millions and even billions of people with just a computer and some internet access.
If you're on this subreddit, chances are you're already playing Tibia and you already have a computer and internet access. It doesn't need to be the best internet, but as long as websites will load (eventually) you are good to go.
In this topic I will go more in-depth on web development and software engineering. If you have a very slow internet connection, you may want to look into web development instead of software development. An application/software is much heavier (larger file size) than a website. And most developer jobs require that you send and download files, back and forth, between you and your company's server. So if you feel like your internet is too slow to send a lot of files - do not worry! There are plenty of jobs.
First, I will go through some more details on how to learn web development and software development. After that, I will list a few other kinds of jobs that you can do remotely. These types of jobs can be done from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.
Part 1: Some languages you should learn
What is web development? Well, it can be a lot of things. You perhaps make websites for shops/restaurants/hair dressers/dentists, or you work for a big company and work on their web application, like Outlook, Discord or Spotify (which can all be accessed via a browser: their web app). You can also work with design and user experience, instead of programming. Being a web developer can mean so many different things, it's impossible to name them all. But most web developers are just developers: they program. They make websites, and they either sell the websites to companies (as a consultant) or you work full/part-time for a company.
I can not provide in-depth information about every single thing, but I can give you some pointers. The very basics any web developer should know is this:
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) - it's what almost all websites use as a foundation. This is not a programming language, but it is a markup language. If you want to build websites, you pretty much have to know this language. Don't worry though, it is easy. Not so much to learn. You can learn all about it in a few weeks.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - it's what will add colors and shapes to your website. If you want to focus more on design (also known as front end development) then this is where you want to gain a lot of knowledge.
Python - A very simple language to learn. This language is very often the first programming language that developers start using. You can use it for a lot of things. This language is used in the back of a lot of websites. Google has been using Python for years and still is. It's great for web scraping and making web requests. If you want a language to practice your algorithms, then this language is awesome.
PHP - This used to be a very popular language, but not so much these days. However, it is very good to know how this works because it's very simple to learn and also very functional in some cases. If you want to transmit or withdraw information from a database to your website, then this (in combination with SQL) is a great way to do so. Whenever you make a login system or a contact form, the data must be sent somehow to a recipient or a database. PHP will help you do that. It is a server-side language, which means it will run in the back of the website.
SQL - To be able to communicate with databases (for example: save data, update data, or insert data) you can use different languages for that. But SQL is probably the most widely used language for this. It is basically just a bunch of commands that you tell your website or app to do. If you have a web shop for example, you will need a database to store all your product information in. You can for example use MySQL as your database and then use the SQL language to extract data from your database and publish it as a list of products on your website.
Java - This is pretty much 90% identical to C# as I wrote above. Widely used, relatively easy to learn the basics and there's plenty of jobs. If you like making android apps, this language is for you.
Part 2: Technologies and useful tools
To become a web developer you will need a few tools. You need a text editor, a FTP client, a SSH client and some other things. Also a good browser.
Text editor: Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime Text, Brackets - There are many different text editors but at the moment, I highly recommend Visual Studio Code. It has so many built-in features it's honestly the only thing you may need.Don't forget to install Notepad++ as well - this very basic editor is so handy when you just quickly need to edit some files.
File archiving: WinRar, 7-Zip - You need some way of archiving projects and send it to your customer or employer. These are basic tools anyone should use. I personally use Winrar.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol): FileZilla - This tool will allow you to connect to your website's file manager and upload your files to it. There are many tools for connecting to an FTP server but this is the most popular one, it's simple and it works great.
VPS (Virtual Private Server): Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud - If you want to practice building web applications or want to host your own website as a fun project, it's great to use a VPS for that. Both Amazon and Google offers 365 days of free VPS usage. All you need is a credit card. However, they will not charge you, as long as you stay below the free tier limit. A VPS is basically a remote computer that you can connect to. I highly recommend that, if you have a slow internet connection. Those VPS-servers (by Amazon and Google) usually have 500mbit/s internet speed, which is faster than most countries in the world. You simply connect to them via Remote Desktop, or by SSH. Depending on what type of server you are using (Windows or Linux).
SSH (Secure Shell): Solar-PuTTY, PuTTY - If you for example have a web server where you store applications and files, a great way to connect to it is by using SSH. PuTTY is pretty much the standard when it comes to SSH clients. But I really love the version created by SolarWinds. When you download that one, do not enter your personal details. Their sales people will call you and haunt you! Haha.
File Searching: Agent Ransack - When you have many files and try to locate a specific document or file, you may want to use something like Agent Ransack. Much faster than the traditional search feature in Windows and it is much more accurate.
IDE / Code Editor: Visual Studio - Great tool to use when you want to create applications in C# for example. Do not confuse this with Visual Studio Code. These are two very different tools. This tool (Visual Studio) is more designed for Windows applications. Not just websites. I only recommend getting it if you plan to make programs for Windows.
Web host & domain: NameCheap, Epik, SiteGround - If you develop websites on your own, or maybe want to create a portfolio website, you will need a domain name and web hosting. I have personally used all of these 3 and they are very cheap. NameCheap has some of the cheapest domains and great web hosting for a low price. Their support is also great. Same with SiteGround. And if you want to buy a domain anonymously (with Bitcoin for example), then you can use Epik. Low prices and great customer service on all these 3 websites.
Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge Insider, Google Chrome - You need one of the latest web browsers to create websites these days. Since I prefer privacy over functionality, I've always loved Firefox. But recently, Microsoft has been improving its new version of Edge a lot (based on Chromium) and it's also very popular. If you want all your personal details to be saved and have good tools for web development, then use Google Chrome. Don't forget to utilize the built-in developer tools. You can access it in any of these browsers by pressing F12.
Other things you may want to look into:
Web services, SSL certificates, Search Engine Optimization, Databases, API, Algorithms, Data Structures
Part 3: Learning platforms
If you want to learn in-depth about algorithms, data structures and more. Then you can take a look at the curriculum of the top-tier universities of USA. Such as: UC Berkeley, Harvard and MIT. These courses are very hard and are specifically for people who want to become experts in software engineering. You can enroll some of them for free, like the one on Harvard. And by having a such diploma (which costs $90 extra) can get you a lot of job opportunities. You can enroll those courses if you want, but it can have a fee. But just take a look at what they are studying and try do their exercises, that is 100% free. Get the knowledge. It's mostly on video too! These course below are the very same courses that many of the engineers at Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Uber, AirBnb, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, etc. has taken. It's what majority of people in Silicon Valley studied. And it's among the best classes that you can take. These course are held by some of the world's best professors in IT.
UC Berkeley: CS 61a & CS 61b:
Video playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_LryzvBxFw&list=PL6BsET-8jgYVAaK0jGVTWr9R5g7kSMQ8i
Harvard University: CS50 (free enrollment --- 90$ to get a certificate).
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): 6.006
Held by Erik Demaine. One of the best - if not THE best - professor at MIT. Just look at this resume. It's almost 50 pages long! https://erikdemaine.org/cv.pdf
Part 4: Finding jobs
Facebook groups for web developers, freelancing, remote work, etc.
Portfolio / Code Sharing / Source Control:
Part 5: Other types of jobs you can work with (remotely) - with/without coding experience
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Translations (Spanish/Portuguese, etc.)
Affiliate Marketing (look into Clickbank.com - and use Facebook Ads to promote products)
Design (web design, photo design, etc.)
Copywriting (write sales letters for companies)
Database manager (monitor and administrate a company's database)
YouTube - make YouTube videos to gain views. Views = Money.
Dropshipping (use Shopify.com for example) and sell products in a webshop. Benefit with dropshipping is that you don't personally store the products.
more...? Banking, economics, etc.
You can find information about all of the things I have mentioned by using YouTube or Google search.
Hope it helps.
And I hope that in 1 year, there will be at least some new web developers in Brazil, Venezuela and other countries in South America.
First and foremost, of course, I want to greet all readers and express my gratitude already for taken an interest to my article. In the second, I will warn you that this article is not a guide for buying any crypto assets. Well, in the third - English is not my native language and I'm not very strong in it, so I'm apologizing for errors.submitted by Hotbox80 to u/Hotbox80 [link] [comments]
And now, it's time to get down to business. So, let's begin. ;)
1: Debriefing. What is this project and what it is intended for.
TRITTIUM - is a blockchain intended for servicing a platform on which, according to the developers, it will be possible to receive a loan in fiat money by leaving a cryptocurrency as a collateral.
What!? Huh ... -This was my first reaction. What's the point of leaving money as collateral to get money?
When I found out about this, I immediately had a question: if I have a crypto, I can just sell it, why should I take a loan and pay interest? As it turned out, this does make sense.
Let's take, for example, the current situation with the prices for Bitcoin. In these latter days, the price for bitcoin gradually moved only downwards. Some are satisfied with this situation - they are ready to wait for a long time, but there are people who have a need to urgently receive a certain amount of money. You can, of course, take a loan from the bank, but we all know what difficulties are involved in obtaining a bank loan for a large amount, what interest will have to pay, and there is no certainty that you will be able to get it. At the same time, you have, well, let's say 10 bitcoins. Naturally, you do not really want to sell it at a rate of $ 6000, do you? And in this situation such a platform will be useful. You can leave your BTC on the bail, and get the necessary amount of money.
Today at the time of writing this review - 28/07/2018, Bitcoin price is $ 8185, and 2 weeks ago on 14/07/2018, the price was $ 6200. You can check on the charts. If we proceed from our amount of 10 BTC, the difference is 19850 $. How do you like that? I would have ripped all my hair out of my a..., sorry, out of my head, having lost that much money, if I sold it at a price of 6200 and saw that in two weeks it had grown so high. And then, do not even talk about the interest on the loan. But still we will return to this issue.
2: How does it work?
Basically, everything is quite simple - you register on the site and place an application for a loan. But here lies the main difference between TRITTIUM and existing platforms (yes, such a platform already exists and the amount of loans issued in the first six months exceeded $ 40,000,000). When you create a loan application, you specify not only the amount you would like to receive and for how long, but also you can decide for what percentage you are ready to take it. Immediately the question arises: how is it? Is there no fixed loan conditions? Imagine that they really do not exist! The thing is that platform participants can not only take a loan, but also give their money to loans. Thus, if you have free money that is idle and you do not know where to invest it - you can go to the platform, look at applications for a loan, choose the best offer with the highest interest for which you are ready to give your money, and give a loan to the applicant. In this way, a market will develop and not the only one side will determine the terms of the deal, but both will converge on conditions that suit everyone. At the same time, the collateral amount in Bitcoins is the pledge for the loan. Each month the borrower is obliged to pay the agreed monthly repayment amount, in case he does not do so, the required amount in the BTC is deducted from his deposit and transferred to the creditor. In case everything is in order and the borrower makes payment according to the contract, its Bitcoins remain intact and safe until the loan is fully repaid, and then they will return to him. In this way, we get a self-paying loan, if I may say so. Here's one small revolution, that crypto brings into the real world.
3. But what is the danger?
I thought for a long time about this system and came to the conclusion that the worst thing that can happen here is what we all saw at the end of 2017. People who bought Bitcoin at the maximum price, now have to sit and wait. Either, they had to go out with losses. Imagine a situation where the creditor issued a loan at the time when Bitcoin was worth $ 20,000 and began to move down. It is possible that the borrower will look at the price and decide what it is not profitable to return the loan. In fact, it turns out that the creditor bought Bitcoin at a bad exchange rate. But as far as I understood, the risks should be taken into account in percentage terms under which the creditor is ready to give his money and also in the BTC collateral amount, which the borrower must deposit into his account. While the system does not work - there is no way to test this in practice. In the rest, I think the system has a right to exist and can be popular.
P. S. After I published the review, the guys from the TRITTIUM's Discord, explained to me that the system provides for such a thing as "Margin Call". This is a kind of protection for the lender from a sharp drop in the price of the lien. Margin Call - automatically sells the asset as soon as its total value falls below the set percentage - a similar option exists on stock exchanges where margin trading is available.4. Why would I do this if I do not plan to take the loan?
I think that everyone who reads this review, somehow connected to the crypto-world, and constantly monitor the relevant sites in search of a new profit coin on which you can earn your "X". I do not presume to say that you will be able to earn money here, I just can not and do not want to take responsibility for your investments, so, as you understand, you are the only one who makes a decision. I can only state the facts and technical details that are freely available. Also, I must say that I am not a developer or a member of a development team, therefore, for more detailed information, you'd better contact the appropriate Discord group: https://discord.gg/WmHJKYu
And so: the coin is created on the basis of the POS algorithm, i.e. network efficiency is supported by the masternodes. Accordingly, the node holder receives a fee in coins for transaction maintenance. The reward system is as follows:
Accordingly to the MNO site: https://masternodes.online/currencies/TRTT/, the daily reward of the node, at the moment, is 465 coins, which is approximately 1% (0.935% to be precise) of the cost of the node itself. Those, at this stage, we still have a reasonably attractive payback period of 100 days. The main thing is to ensure the demand for a coin. There is still demand, but the market is densely saturated and the exchange on which the coin is currently trading, not so actively absorbs the excess supply already, so the price of the coin has now begun to fall. Everyone can have their own opinion about whether it is worth buying a coin that has fallen sufficiently in price, but it seems to me that the biggest "X" are made on such coins, the only question is "what is the reason for the fall?" In this case, the fall is caused by the fact that the developers could not correctly calculate the saturation speed of the market and the total number of coins that will be released by the system into circulation. But they acknowledge their mistake and promised to change the reward system and cut the maximum number of coins in circulation as soon as they release the platform. Terms of release - the end of August, the beginning of September. This means that in a month the cost of the coin can start to grow, not only by reducing the award, but also through the production of a working platform. The fact is that the platform itself will generate additional demand for a coin, since all commissions will have to be paid in their own coins.
5. What if it's a scam?
With all my desire, I can not give an answer to this question, because I can not get into the developers head, although I would very much like to, because I myself am a coin holder. But I can mention some facts that are indirect, can talk about something.
So. The project has existed for less than three months, what did the developers do during this time?
What is expected in the near future:
The official Bitcointalk announcement: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3594021
Official website: https://trittium.cc/
Once again I want to remind you that I do not agitate anyone to buy something or invest your money. I'm just doing a review of the project, which I hope, will also be useful to someone. I will be glad to read your comments and thoughts on this project.
Thank you for your attention!
Updated on 10/08/2018
Friends, since the writing of the article, it's been two weeks, but in this short period of time, there have been many interesting and important events in the TRITTIUM project. So I decided to update it a little.
What is so important happened? So:
On August 2, the developer of the project conducted a live voice conference with the Discord group members, during which he answered the questions of the coin holders. I should note that this is not the first such conference held by TRITTIUM Core, which is very encouraging! I have not seen anything like this in other projects, and this has already become a good tradition. And that's how many interesting things were told:
Thank you! And good luck!
Note TPTB_need_war posted the same statement about ETH in three threads, because suddenly 5 or 6 new threads all about pumping Ethereum appeared today. If the pumpers can make three threads, then why can't they all be rebutted? They can spam, but the opposing opinion and facts can't be. As if the opposition is the spammer but spamming the Altcoin Discussion with a proliferation of Ethereum pump threads is not spamming. Roll EyesQuote from: damn_the_truth on Today at 05:06:30 AM TPTB_need_war was banned for 3 days for writing in big red letters that "Ethereum is broken and can't be fixed" and proceeded to defend this point factually.They allow excessive trolling and scams no problem though.
And so the mods have now demonstrated they are involved in the pump of Ethereum.
So much for the objectivity of this forum.
Quote from: WilderX on Today at 08:36:10 AM y0 newbs, you talking about issues with mining? Did you know ETH goes POS this year?Yo clueless n00b, do you not understand the PoS doesn't rectify the fundamental flaw in the economics of the verification of long running scripts that I explained upthread and for which I have been banned for trying to point out in the numerous threads pumping Ethereum that spammed the Altcoin Discussion forum today.
Quote from: stoat on Today at 05:58:42 AM You still don't get it do you? The hype for ethereum is actually real. As in, it's our best hope. And people who actually want crypto to succeed as an idea will get behind it.Oh because it is our only hope, then we have to ignore the fact that after more than a year since they took and spent ICO money, they still haven't solved the most fundamental issue of the block chain technology required for long running scripts (if they want scaling and decentralization).
Quote from: stoat on Today at 05:58:42 AM Tptb want war, well, the entire time ive visited this forum he is either wasting everyones time with mental masturbation or simply stumbling from thread to thread FUDDing down every coin that would dare to challenge his "intellectual superiority".Because you are not interested in actually solving the core technical challenges that inhibit cryptocurrency from scaling out to the masses and being compatible with marketing strategies that can do so, such as the one I will drop on the world.
Quote from: Elokane on January 25, 2016, 12:56:02 PMSo you must be younger guy Dor who I've viewed in the Hangout videos in the Synereo channel on YouTube?
Quote from: TPTB_need_war on January 24, 2016, 05:27:06 AMSpot on!
Quote from: CoinHoarder on January 24, 2016, 03:28:48 AM I think social media can possibly be taken over by cryptocurrency/decentralized/blockchain technology. Think about it... Facebook has a market capitalization of 266.3 billion. What if a portion of their net profit was distributed to its users instead? Which service would you use... one that makes money off of you providing you nothing in return, or one that pays you to use its service? There are likely a few projects attempting to capitalize on this space. The only one off the top of my head I can name is Synereo and I am on the fence as to whether it is is a legit project or a P&D... I am waiting on the sidelines for now. http://www.synereo.com/I will respond to the rest of your informative post later (as I need to go outside on this Sunday).
I think Synereo may be conceptually on the right track, in that ads should preferrably be content that users want to see. I can envision content providers being creative in how they advertise products within enjoyable content. The bottom line is the economics per my prior post in reply to TechorMarketing. There were one or two ads on Google that were so interesting to me, I wanted to save a copy of the video ad. Meaning the way to beat Google is by making the advertising more efficient, thus superior ROI for all participants (advertiser, content creator, and viewer). If the superior algorithms require decentralization and cutting out the middle man, then Google with all its technical prowess can do nothing to compete.
Quote I only scanned a portion of their white paper. I believe they may have Sybil attack problems in their attention model (thus being gamed and not having the result intended), but I can't yet judge that with any certainty as I need to study it more carefully.The attention model is mine. We've designed it carefully against Sybil attacks. If you think you've identified an attack vector, do let us know -- I'll give you with an AMP bounty for it.
You've given me something very intellectually deep to chomp on, so thank you. I love conceptual paradigm shifts and I like to analyze models. I will need more time on this.
Looks to me as though they are serious. The devil is in the details on their technical model. They have a brainy looking CSO mathematician, so perhaps some of the model theory is originating from him.
Feel free to join our Slack channel at slack.synereo.com and chat with us there directly.
Quote from: Elokane on Today at 12:01:35 PM It is common knowledge that Greg, Synereo's CSO, is leading the design of Casper, Ethereum's new proposed Proof of Stake blockchain: https://blog.ethereum.org/2015/12/28/understanding-serenity-part-2-caspe He has spoken about the design principles of the technology underlying this effort, what would allow it to scale, in the recent Ethereum developer conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzahKc_ukfMAnd appears Greg is the greying long-haired mathematician in Seattle that I've viewed on the same videos.
Synereo is NOT building their technology on Ethereum. Rather, it is Ethereum who are using Greg's decades of expertise in the field, and Synereo technology, to build their own.
Ethereum has provided Synereo with developer grants for this purpose. Hopefully, collaboration will continue in other ways as well. We also believe that our notion of a "smart contract", which we call a social contract, is more advanced, mature and scalable than anyone else's. People in the industry are starting to get a sense of this as well, including our friends at Ethereum. http://blog.synereo.com/2015/03/06/social-contracts-pt-ii/
A comprehensive post going into detail about all of these subjects are in the works.
Feel free to ask any other question about this here or on our slack channel at slack.synereo.com.
Quote from: tokeweed on Today at 09:55:40 AM I appreciate that you're trying to get your argument out. And you do have some points to think about. But this is a time of less talk and more trades. There's profit to be made in this current price run, which could be one of the largest runs we've seen in altcoins.You can't speak for all readers, because you are not all readers.
Quote from: Elokane on Today at 01:16:08 PM 2. Well, we think we have a solution! Would you like to take a look at the post Greg is writing on the subject? We'd value your direct feedback on it. This approach is different from the one Ethereum espoused before, and both Vitalik and Vlad are working with Greg to develop it now.Will do after I finish watching the video.
Quote from: Elokane on Today at 01:16:08 PM 3. We have a mechanism taking into account a few parameters to make it so people who behave in exactly the way you describe have very little, if any, impact on this economy. Generally, we're looking for actions that have high entropy; if "B", your GF, is essentially a copy of "A", you, there's very little information there.Is that specifically covered in the white paper or a design improvement hence?
Quote from: Elokane on Today at 01:23:51 PM He's providing valuable constructive feedback, which we always welcome!Thanks. Academics understand their life is finite and thus peer review in valuable so they don't waste time down a dead end.
|What are your thoughts on Bitcoin, and the role of the federal government in regulating exchanges?||I'm in favor of digital currency and don't support efforts to ban it. And I particularly enjoyed Rep. Polis's approach to highlighting the regulation issue: Link to polis.house.gov|
|I would love to see someone like you (a technologist) in office. I also know there are a lot of challenges to that happening. Realistically, what kind of shot do you think you have? And what can folks outside your district do to support you (I assume the obvious answer is $$$)?||I believe we have the best message, the best platform of ideas, and I bring a new and important perspective to the debate. The challenge now, is getting that message heard across the district. Yes, that takes money. But we have a very good shot at winning this. In fact this district, despite a 20-year incumbent Republican voted for Obama by 8 points in 08 and 12. We need to get the word out.|
|Contribute: Thousands of small donors can beat thousands from a small amount of donors: Link to coleforcongress.com - Commit: I've open-sourced my policy ideas. Help me improve them: Link to medium.com - Comment: Share our campaign with everyone you know! Share our website, twitter, facebook pages.|
|Again, we can win by having strength in numbers. I'm doing this because I believe there are more people who see the world like us than who benefit from the system as it is. Technology provides us with the platform to organize and communicate efficiently. Prove me right :)|
|What is your opinion on the current ban of sale on Tesla in NJ?||I think it's an example of a powerful interest group thwarting innovation, and I don't support it.|
|EDIT: Also, innovators need allies in Congress, not enemies afraid of technology. What kind of message does this send to young people out their who we need in STEM careers when the government unilaterally quashes new technology?|
|How will you deal with the general disbelief in science among your fellow congressmen?||Make Cosmos part of mandatory orientation? Who knows. I think people in Congress generally do what they think will keep them in office, so in this case, we really need people calling out their Reps an Sens. I hope that may evolve away with time, as I don't see nearly the resistance to science in my generation.|
|As a Security Engineer and 1st year law student, you have just opened my eyes to a world of possibilities for my future(perhaps one day political office). Thanks!||Cyber-security is a very important national issue. I encourage you to run!|
|My question: What is your position on the marijuana legalization debate?||We need to give clear guidance to law enforcement. They do vital work ensuring our safety and enforcing the laws. At the same time, marijuana arrests disproportionately affect minorities and can completely disrupt people's lives over relatively minor infractions. I think we should admit what parts of the drug war have failed, modernize our approach, and focus on real problems, like opioid abuse, which is now exploding in schools.|
|But how would you sum up you stance on other policies. e.g are you socially conservative/liberal; economically conservative/liberal. What are your key sticking points?||You know, I hate the labels because they mean different things to different people. My full stance on the issues are here: Link to coleforcongress.com Socially, equality for all. Economically, we need to make investments that will open up more opportunities in the long run. More Paul Wellstone than Ronald Reagan I suppose.|
|What is your stance on Green Energy & Space Exploration?||I cover green / clean energy a bit here (Link to coleforcongress.com) but in short, we need to be making investments in manufacturing the machinery that supports it as well as expanding adoption. Solar cells on every new public building -- why not? Weatherizing schools is also important, especially if we want to change / extend the school year, as seems to have bipartisan support in NJ.|
|Thanks for not being the stereotypical Silicon Valley Ayn-Rand reincarnation that most software engineers seem to be. Your policies seem decent, and the work-sharing to deal with cuts in hours seems smart - but how would it work in detail so it didn't provide a disincentive to work and yet also prevented employers from abusing it to essentially get taxpayers to pay their wages?||I think work sharing holds a lot of promise. Keeps people on the job, avoids employers losing skilled, loyal workers, and has been very successful in other countries like Germany. There are some manageable implementation details. I recommend the section on it here for more on how it could work well: Link to www.cepr.net|
|How do you intend to support the Bitcoin community and keep companies and jobs in the USA? Many Bitcoin companies aren't even considering America with some founders even moving to other countries.||I'm not sure I see conflict between the two, but not having unnecessary regulation of digital currency would make for a better domestic business climate.|
|What are the most effective strategy/tactics for "getting things done" within the federal government, and how transferrable do you think those things will be in terms of being a productive member of the house?||Be open to more iterative problem-solving - Remove antiquated concepts that just cause partisan fighting, like having a minimum wage that doesn't track with cost of living (if it doesn't, why bother having one?), and the debt ceiling, which doesn't stop us from borrowing, just from paying what we already have borrowed! - Better support, like restoring the Office of Technology Assessment for Congress - More incentives / protections for exec branch employees to innovated, such as more vehicles for procurement that bring in small business, and the ability for government tech teams to hire and build teams inside instead of always contracting out.|
|Hi Dave, thanks for doing this AMA. Simple question. What's your position on net neutrality?||Absolutely support it. It's vital for people in areas of the country like my district where we often only have one choice of broadband provider, as well as for small businesses that compete with larger competitors. The internet is a public utility and as such, we need to protect its openness and invest in its expansion to all people and schools in the country.|
|Having only one broadband provider, my other choice is internet through DSL which is not practical. Shouldn't government be doing more to encourage competition to improve internet connectivity such as what they have done in England? Compared to England, we are paying more for less internet.||Susan Crawford proposed having municipal governments build out fiber networks that would be open to any provider. This would create competition and drive down costs, like you see in many other countries with more options. I like this idea and think we could have federal loans to provide financing to municipalities. It's an investment in people, businesses, and schools in our local communities that will pay for itself in so many ways.|
|Do you think computer science should be a standard in high school?||It should be available, though I'm not sure required. Problem is it's not even available in any meaningful way in many schools.|
|Horse sized duck or duck sized horses?||I'm with the Boss on this: Link to www.youtube.com|
|Thanks for the response! Do you know of any good literature or resources I can use to hone my skills/fill space on my desk?||There are lots of ebooks and free websites, but mostly it's just practice. Once I got to a moderate level, I found this book to be very helpful: Link to www.amazon.com|
|What would you suggest to other programmers/engineers/technologists looking to follow suit and represent other districts? How necessary is the washington background?||If you can afford to take some time off, do it. Make sure you have the support of your family though -- it takes a toll. Stand up for what you believe, admit what you don't know, and constantly seek feedback on how you can do better. Surround yourself with realistic optimists. Washington background is not necessary, though you should take the time to understand how things work on the Hill and particularly, how real of a factor money is in campaign.|
|I love that you are open sourcing your policy ideas. If/when you draft new legislation (I'm not sure how common it is for individual congressmen to do so) would you consider open sourcing that process or otherwise opening up the process to the public more than it is currently?||Yes, looking forward to doing so whenever possible.|
|Hypothetical: In the near future, cryptography somehow allows for provably secure, incorruptable direct democracy over the internet. Would you advocate trying it out?||Our Constitution provides a very solid framework for government that has withstood serious challenges and even civil war. I support reforming democracy within the scope of the Constitution, which of course, provides a process for amendments too.|
|Does your campaign need volunteers? What should I do if I'm interested in contributing to the campaign more personally?||Always. If you would, enter your info here so we can be in touch: Link to coleforcongress.com|
|On a final note, I would personally be much more likely to donate if you accepted Bitcoin.||I'm looking into it. Political donations are heavily regulated and we use a vendor for this, but I've asked and they're looking into how we can do it. But if you're able to support us in old-fashion USD, please don't wait!|
|How much of the Government's poor record on technology is a result of the people in place vs the systems in place? Electing better people can help change the first part, but what kinds of changes do you envision to improve the Government's process of dealing with technology?||I think it's mostly culture, which is shaped by the policies that govern how the government builds / buys technology. There is plenty of revolutionary tech in and coming out of government, of course the internet, GPS, NASA being a few examples.|
|Big systems fail in govt, and also in big companies, because the wrong incentives are in place. People may feel the need to protect their jobs by not taking risks. Or there are structural barriers to innovation, like how it's difficult to hire small businesses or build teams internally. More thoughts here: Link to coleforcongress.com|
|How do you feel about bitcoin and other innovations in currency?||Answered that in a few other replies. Generally supportive.|
|Since you used to work at the White House, do you have any insight on why the president seems so willing to trust the NSA with bulk surveillance authority? Is he unaware of past abuses by that and other agencies, or does he sincerely think they've turned over a new leaf?||I can't speak for the President on this issue, but I can say I'm very concerned about the dragnet style metadata collection programs that operate without an open legal process. I think we need to have an oversight process that the public can trust. Generally the intelligence community does important, often thankless work to keep us safe, and that's very important. But we need a check to keep things in balance and respect citizens' digital privacy.|
|This algorithm for automatically drawing district lines to prevent gerrymandering.||Haven't looked at these particular links, but generally I support making election districts and processes more fair. We should optimize for democracy, not incumbency.|
|Improving our voting system to remove the Spoiler Effect and allow voters to actually support their favorite candidates.||I'll check them out. Thanks for sharing.|
|Why isn't there a max age on congressmen/women? + president, etc. There's a minimum, but no maximum, does that make sense to you?||You know, it cuts both ways. Some people get into government after years of a successful career and start late. At the end of the day, the rules are set in the Constitution. I think it's up to us as voters to make better decisions about who we choose to send back each term.|
|Who is your favorite president of all time?||Not sure I have one favorite. Honestly, the grassroots movements that have shaped this country are more interesting to me, from civil rights for African Americans, women, and LGBT, as well as labor, and I think we're in the midst of a new one against money in politics and the idea the corporations have the same rights as people.|
|Mac or PC?||Mac.|
|What kind of vacuum do you have?||Hoover something or other that is awesome for dog hair -- big issue in our house.|
|What will you do to help the undeunemployed in your district and the state? I have so many friends in NJ who are having a tough time finding work or making enough to live on. Do you think more tech jobs in this state are the answer?||I hear you, and it's the main reason I'm running. More tech jobs is only a small part of the answer. I've listed out several things I think we can do as well to help bring new jobs to the state / district, as well as other parts of the country with high unemployment: Link to coleforcongress.com|
|What, if anything, should US do in regards to Crimea?||I don't have any novel ideas on this, but I'm watching the developments closely and my heart goes out to the Ukrainian people who have been through so much, even before this recent move.|
|When you say "the city", do you mean Philly or NYC?||Philly for me, but my wife is from Fort Lee (famous for it's "traffic problems" and proximity to NYC)|
|What can we hope from you in the future?||I'm very committed to trying to build a groundswell of support here in South Jersey for some new ideas around turning the economy around and investing in the future. I'm staying focused on running an open, innovative campaign, and winning this election. There are very high stakes: we need to revitalize our economy and provide well-paying jobs, double-down on providing a world-class education to all young people, and planning for our future.|
|Once elected, I want to run our Congressional office as a modern organization with smart people from all backgrounds collaborating on new solutions to old problems.|
|No matter how far we get, I hope that along the way, we leave breadcrumbs and artifacts of better ways forward, and that others will join in and pick up the pieces and push forward in their own way.|
|I have great concerns about sites like Spokeo and other aggregators of personal information. I actually found a site listing an email address that I hadn't used since high school. What is Congress doing to protect people from having their personal information collected and what would you do?||I'm interested in the idea of how we can grant people more ownership of their data. I'm not sure of any current initiatives to do this in Congress, but I share the concern. Have any specific suggestions?|
|(1) how would increased funding aid education, particularly given the anemic result of Mark Zuckerberg's 100mm donation to Newark?||Early childhood education is incredibly important. We should be able to provide universal pre-K and K, as study after study shows this is such a formative time for kids that affects their success throughout their education - Listen to teachers. Most just want what's best for students, and we need to empower them to get it done. Have fair assessment designed with teachers to first remediate or ultimately remove those who are not affective - Avoid short-sided attempts to spin off public funding into vouchers or exclusive charters that just pull the best students out of public schools.|
|(2) do you believe that financial literacy should be taught in public schools||Yes, great idea.|
|How does someone looking to get on the groundfloor of a campaign such as yours get on the senior staff?||Just asking is a start! Experience is important, but I look for people who work hard, take sensible risks, and have an optimistic attitude about bringing about change. Send me an email: [email protected].|
|You are open sourcing your platform, but I feel like this has more benefits to law making--like seeing who is trying to influence legislation--do you think something like that would work?||Yes! I'm doing it now, because there's no reason not to. And would I intend to continue in this way when elected.|
|I haven't gotten to check it out yet, but I read that you put your platform up on Github. I think that's brilliant. I'm a current first year law student with a software design background. I do a lot of talking about using version control and massive collaboration to write laws. I get a lot of blank stares in response, from students and professors alike. Do you think there's a future where this actually takes off as a way to develop legislation?||Yes, it's a matter of time, in my opinion. It have made collaborative software development more efficient and fun. I intend to keep pushing in this direction for government policy as well.|
|How do you see Bitcoin improving and globalizing the American economy on levels never seen before?||I'm not sure -- how you see it doing so?|
|Are you related to J. Cole?||Probably not the one you're thinking of.|
|Why do all of you politicians hate airsoft? It is illegal here in my town in Nj? (Sorry ur not a politician)||I don't know what that is and I'm not a politician!|
|What are your views on cyber security and especially the security of mobile phones as we increasingly use them for banking and other financial services.||I share the concern, and would support better standards for security. Do you have specific recommendations in mind?|
|Whats your favorite show on netflix.||House of Cards, and even more so after watching this: Link to vk.com|
|Dave, your an enemy of freedom. Your a tax and spend liberal democrat and your ultimate goal is to disarm the people of NJ. U gun grabbing liberal asshole.||I support freedom and thank you for sharing your opinion. I wish you a wonderful day in which no one calls you an a**hole.|
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