Albany’s King Geek

A few months ago, Andrew Hoppin was advising President Obama’s NASA transition team and contemplating his next move. He was settling back into New York after leaving the NASA Ames Research Center near Sunnyvale, Calif., where he co-founded and managed the NASA CoLab—a program that aimed to bring efficiency and transparency to the creaky government agency through new technologies. He encouraged astronauts to Twitter from space.
But after more than two years at the agency, he was itching to get more involved in the “government 2.0” initiatives that Mr. Obama and his new-media team were working on in Washington.
So in January, he approached his friend, Andrew Rasiej, a fixture in political tech circles.

Albany’s King Geek