Government 2.0

White House Will Allow Tech Team to Continue Dressing Like Brogrammers

Kind of like this. (Getty)

The White House is trying to join the 21st century by adding a “digital strike team to improve government technology,” the Hill reports. And in an effort to make the code monkeys feel more at home, the powers that be are not requiring them to dress up for work.

U.S. Digital Service head Mikey Dickerson isn’t necessarily rolling up to the office in a hoodie and Adidas slides, but he does keep it casual “in untucked shirts and rumple khakis,” the Hill says. Mr. Dickerson used to work for Google and was brought in to fix HealthCare.Gov last year. Read More

Brogramming

We Need to Make Tech Uncool Again

A gentleman from the Brogramming Facebook page

Until recently, tech was an industry primarily inhabited and represented by ponytailed geek guys. Though the sandals may still abound, the image of the modern nerd is far from nerdy: tech is cool, and not just because the products these geeks develop are so inextricably tied to our every day lives.

Effervescent wunderkinds and Ivy League golden boys are forgoing finance to wade into the tech pool with the geeks, slapping their names on any startup harnessing the Social Graph API and slipping into the most visible roles in business development, marketing and product. Hey, nerd. Move over. Read More