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We look differently at problems faced in common w.r.t. Data and AI: themes, issues, governance, risk, people, projects, near-term scenarios.

Derwen, Inc., is a full-stack engineering firm focused on ethical, secure, efficient, production-ready open source integration to support machine learning applications at enterprise scale, especially based on natural language and graph data science practices. block logo

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  •   community discussions
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  •   contact us
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design principles

  1. Focus on Calm Tech — valuable info, clear presentation, no interruptions!

  2. Afford strong guarantees for data privacy.

  3. Implement security practices based on HTTPS-only, HSTS, Security-by-Design, no CORS.

  4. Deliver fast, resilient web-based resources – i.e., network engineering for the 21st c., leveraging CDNs for speed, scale, security, etc.

  5. Build a simpler web experience, with less reliance on heavyweight JavaScript/TypeScript frameworks.

  6. Render interactive content via a responsive, single-page, progressive web app, which supports efficient mobile use.

  7. Demonstrate use of semantic search and discovery – leveraging taxonomy, controlled vocabularies, recsys, natural language.

  8. Eliminate use of Google Analytics, Google Docs, Google Mail, Google Calendar – due to obvious security and performance risks.

  9. Provide accessibility for people with visual impairment.

  10. Mitigate the spread of link rot.

  11. Meanwhile, help promote Derwen branding, e.g., our color palette, typefaces, visual grammar, etc.