Deepak Puri

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Deepak Puri is the founder of SkilledAnalysts, an IoT consulting firm based in San Francisco. Formerly he held executive positions at Oracle, Netscape and VMware. Deepak co-founded Democracy Labs, a non-profit hub that applies innovative technologies and expertise with progressive causes and campaigns. He also serves on the board of the Tides Foundation.

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Designing a Facebook campaign to advocate for better opioid care

Resisting? Running for office? Get trained online, you will.

Resisting? Running for office? Get trained online, you will.

The next generation of activists and candidates trains online. As Yoda teaches Luke in Star Wars “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Maplight data analytics helps 'follow the money' in politics.

Maplight data analytics helps 'follow the money' in politics.

'Follow the money' was the advice for reporters investigating Watergate. Researchers now use technology to analyze the influence of money in government.

What happens when ‘Net Neutrality’ becomes ‘Pay-To-Play’?

What happens when ‘Net Neutrality’ becomes ‘Pay-To-Play’?

"Organizing the Women's March on Washington would have been much harder without Net Neutrality. We may not even have been able to afford it."

Open Media Project increases government transparency with technology

Open Media Project increases government transparency with technology

Real politics and law making isn’t riveting nor easy to follow. Long debates and votes scheduled at varying times make government hard to follow. How can the public stay abreast of legislation on issues that matter to them with...

Technology coordinates rideshares to get voters to the polls

Technology coordinates rideshares to get voters to the polls

Technology helps people with disabilities, the elderly and the disenfranchised vote by arranging for rideshares to voting centers.

How tech activists harness purchasing power to bring about change

How tech activists harness purchasing power to bring about change

Activists launch collective actions with Twitter, Facebook, Google Apps and YouTube. Grab Your Wallet and SleepingGiant show how online campaigns can bring about change.

How to make fake friends and influence people politically with botnets

How to make fake friends and influence people politically with botnets

Botnets play a major role in political campaigns today. Chatbots are programmed to post and tweet automatically. They’re versatile and interactions appear human. These programs interact through a chat interface and respond based on...

Is open source the transformative solution for activism?

Is open source the transformative solution for activism?

Organizing hundreds of events simultaneously with millions of participants demands a robust, scalable architecture. Grassroots campaigns with limited budgets, typically don't have access to such resources. Experienced developers have...

The revolution will not be televised - it’ll be computerized

The revolution will not be televised - it’ll be computerized

Political campaigns are a stress test of organizing skills. Only candidates who do well in the initial caucuses and primaries proceed in the campaign. It’s essential to organize, raise funds and expand quickly. Systems and...

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