While Hannon doesn't have direct election experience, she may well be a good fit. The exec helped Google share election information during her most recent stint as a product director for "civic innovation and social impact," and she has previously worked on projects as grand as Gmail and Google Maps. Clinton's behind-the-scenes operations are likely in safe hands, then. With that said, this isn't exactly the politician's greatest technical challenge at the moment. She'll probably want to get that email controversy sorted out before she worries about get-out-the-vote software.
If anything, it may have more of an impact on Hannon. She's one of the few women taking a position like this, and CTO campaign positions can serve as springboards for those lucky enough to get the job -- just ask Obama's officer, Harper Reed. Google may not be happy, though. Hannon is leaving the search pioneer right at a time when it's pushing for greater diversity, especially in leadership.
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