Matt Boegner

Matt Boegner

9 Posts Washington DC, USA

Data Engineer at Upside Travel | UVA Systems Engineering | Interests in Data Science, Foreign Policy, and how technology can improve our world.

Becoming an Estonian e-Resident

“Matt, what the heck is an Estonian e-Resident?” Reactions to the news of my e-Residency status played out in similar fashion for a few days after my announcement. Despite working in the tech scene, only two of my friends expressed any recognition of Estonia’s program and I quickly became a de facto brand...

Adventures in Japan and China

I was fortunate to travel with two friends to Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing in November 2016. The trip was full of delicious food, colorful sights, and memorable people. I brought along a compact Canon EOS M Series camera - perfect for stowing away in a jacket pocket until a shot appeared. Take a look...

Tech Ideas in Unexpected Places: Counterinsurgency Policy Edition

”And it seems to me that the defining feature of our modern wars is not any kind of technological change — no matter how startling the deployment of drones is, or the use of social media by combatants — but rather the degree to which the average citizen of a Western democracy has been able to...

It's a new blog!

The screenshot above is the personal website that I’ve maintained for the last few months. It’s extremely simple, but it served its intended purpose as a central page pointing outward to my other online profiles. Yet recently, I’ve felt the need to improve my online identity for a couple of reasons....