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Randall Farmer
Developer, We Also Walk Dogs

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Randall Farmer is Yet Another Perl and JavaScript hacker for We Also Walk Dogs, where he develops Web applications for political nonprofits like MoveOn.org, Rock the Vote, and the ONE Campaign. He worked on MoveOn’s 2004, 2006, and 2007 get-out-the-vote campaigns, which contacted millions of voters in key swing states and Congressional districts. His technical interests include MySQL optimization, JSONP APIs for building cross-site widgets, and JavaScript tools and frameworks.

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Emerging Topics
Location: E146 Level: Intermediate
Randall Farmer (We Also Walk Dogs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Whether you agree with MoveOn.org's politics or not, they've clearly been a force in internet democracy, with over 3 million members, tens of millions of dollars raised, and over 7 million phone calls made in get-out-the-vote operations. This talk examines how they do it, with a focus on web application design and the special needs of political organizations. Read more.
OSCON 2008