40 Engineers Worked 14-Hour Days, 7 Days A Week To Get Obama Reelected--Here Is Their Story

40 Engineers Worked 14-Hour Days, 7 Days A Week To Get Obama Reelected--Here Is Their Story

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New The Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong. Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the services powering their software. That was bad: Narwhal was the code name for the data...
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