Matt Boegner

A collection of my ideas on tech, travel, policy, and life.

Washington DC, USA

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, Pt. 2

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.The photos from Japan can be seen in Part 1 of this post. Shanghai, Yiwu Markets, and Beijing, ChinaSights featured:Meeting up with my uncle on...

Adventures in Japan and China, Pt. 1

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....