Nat Torkington

Nat Torkington has been active in web development since the early days of the web. He wrote the bestselling Perl Cookbook, and chaired conferences for O'Reilly Media for a decade. During his time at O'Reilly Media, Nat was an editor and then became a trend-spotter for the O'Reilly Radar group, identifying the topics to build events and books around. He has worked in areas as diverse as networking, publishing, science, edtech, and NLP. He now lives in New Zealand, where he runs Kiwi Foo Camp and helps startups grow.

Nat Torkington

Increasing productivity

BNZ economist Paul Conway says the overarching objective of rebuilding the economy in the wake of COVID-19 must be to improve productivity and ensure the benefits are widely spread Interest.co.nz , 24 May 2020 An excellent statement of an ambitious direction for New Zealand. Next I’d like to see a discussion of the specific policies that …

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Five point plan for digital inclusion

Internet New Zealand has released a five-point plan for digital inclusion in the post COVID-19 environment. This is important because all predictions are for high levels of unemployment. Many Kiwis, particularly those in the tourism sector, are about to find themselves “low-income New Zealanders”. Connectivity, devices, skills, and infrastructure in the very rural areas that …

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