Pitching Placer: County IT Exec Talks Procurement
In 1966, when Placer County built 'The Domes,' its government center in Auburn, the design was futuristic. Now, 50 years later, the iconic complex is undergoing an update from the inside — in terms of its IT operations. Techwire spends some time with Darren Huppert, the county's senior digital services analyst.
Placer County has a sprawling, geographically and demographically diverse footprint, reaching from Roseville in the southwest to Kings Beach and Truckee to the northeast. It occupies wilderness, farmland, urban areas and everything in between. Its population is about 376,000, and the county seat is in Auburn, in a distinctive geodesic complex called "The Domes." The noted architect and author R. Buckminster Fuller himself helped with the cutting-edge...