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Inside the Obama Campaign's Team Tech

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Over the course of the recent election cycle you might have heard references to the Obama campaign’s focus on tech solutions and the corresponding edge it had in the presidential race — especially when compared with the competition. Ars Technica takes a look at the innerworkings of the incumbent president’s Team Tech, and how former Threadless CTO (and awesome Chrome extension author) Harper Reed's group of engineers used Amazon Web Services, some clever code, and a startup mentality to get out the vote. Understandably, Reed stops short of suggesting the team’s Narwhal software was the deciding factor in the contest, saying "I truly believe that the Obama campaign could have won without us."