Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren may have ended her presidential election in 2020, but the technology that fueled her campaign will live on.
Her coworkers announced that they would release the top apps and digital tools developed in Warren’s quest to become the Democratic presidential candidate.
“We have relied heavily on open source technology in our work – and we want to contribute to this community …[by] Open sourcing some of the key projects in the Elizabeth Warren campaign that everyone can take advantage of, ”said the Warren for President Tech Team.
In a Medium article, team members – including chief technology strategist Mike Conlow and chief technology officer Nikki Sutton – gave a preview of what would be available and why.
“We hope that other democratic candidates and progressive organizations will use the ideas and code we have developed to run stronger campaigns and help Democrats win,” the post said.
Warren’s tech team listed some of the tools they submitted to the open source universe through GitHub.
One of these tools, Spoke, is a peer-to-peer SMS app, originally developed by MoveOn, that offered high-volume Warren Campaign messaging at a fraction of the cost of other vendor options. The team sent four million text messages on Super Tuesday alone.
Pollaris is a location search tool with an API designed to communicate directly with Warren’s official campaign website and quickly guide supporters to their correct polling stations.
The Warren tech team will also use the open source telephone exchange (FE and BE), which has recruited and connected volunteers in primary countries, and the Caucus app, a tool for calculating and reporting delegates.
The campaign’s redhook tool captured web hook data in real time and found no downtime.
“Our goal with open sourcing is to demonstrate that some issues that campaigns face don’t require vendor tools and can be solved efficiently with a tiny bit of code,” said the tech team.
Elizabeth Warren ended her 2020 presidential bid on March 4 after not winning a primary. Among her numerous policy proposals, the Massachusetts senator had suggested breaking up large technology companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Your campaign will continue to share the technical tools they used on open source channels.
“We will have more to say in the coming weeks about everything we did with technology in our campaign,” the team said.