After Obama’s 2012 presidential victory, the need for a skilled technology team on a campaign seems like a must.
Following in Obama’s footsteps, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has amassed an impressive technology team of over 70 people, many of whom are former Silicon Valley hot-shots.
The team has an impressive resume, starting with the CTO, Stephanie Hannon, a former Google employee who worked on Gmail and Google Maps, in addition to other products. The rest of the team members hail from big names like Facebook, Adobe, and IBM in addition to many non-profits and past campaigns. There are even some former startup advisors on board.
So what exactly does Hillary Clinton’s technology team do?
Right now, the team is building projects that span almost every section of the campaign. They have done everything from coming up with creative ways to bring in donations, automate data entry to free up field organisers, and build systems that make online voter registration easier. They have launched Facebook campaigns and run the campaign’s mobile app.
Tto accomplish these projects, the team is split into 10 agile groups, complete with product directors, engineers and developers. But to really understand this team, Business Insider took a trip over to their Brooklyn office. Here’s what we found.