Michael Bernstein2011 Fellow

Michael Bernstein is a web designer, developer, writer, and veteran living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has been the lead developer on software projects such as a system to consolidate voter registration records, and an emergency notification system. Drawing on his early participation in that community, he co-authored the Zope Bible, a "comprehensive Bibleā€¦ on the leading Open Source Web Application Platform," published by Wiley Press in 2002.

Posts by Michael

Transportation Standards and the Break of Gauge

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After spending a month in San Francisco attending the CfA training, I got off my flight to Washington DC and walked to the WMATA Metro station. I was suddenly struck with deja-vu: Even the paper tickets are clearly using an …

Michael Bernstein: Why I’m Coding for America

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Over the course of my career, I have often seen how hierarchical and legacy systems can stifle skilled and talented developers hoping to promote innovation. Trying to improve the infrastructure used to manage IT projects is often met with varying …