I’m Dan Eckam. I’ve lived in Austin, Texas for over 25 years. My academic background is in the fine arts (BFA, UT-Austin, 1990) and in computer science (BS, UT-Austin, 1993), and I have over 20 years of experience in the software industry. I believe that systems analysis can yield important insights, and am engaged in exploring its applications to American politics. I would love to see a more competitive political system in the US, beyond the two-party system, as I believe it would greatly improve accountability.