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This ♥️ is for @aranoff, and so is the big squishy one in my chest.🫀5
Today was my first Canadian snow day! Thanks to @aranoff for introducing me to this beast of a winter. Tomorrow's experiment is maple syrup taffy on the snow in our backyard. 🇨🇦❤️❄Ir
Canadians, which bank has the best user experience (website or app that works well, strong customer service, and smooth at setting up RRSPs/TFSAs)? Which bank do you prefer and why? Thank you!
Friends, I need your suggestions. What power song gets you inspired and/or running faster? I need more + better running music. Feel free to share your whole playlist!
I'm thankful to @aranoff for introducing me to the tradition of "pumpkin parades" on a recent date night. The day after Halloween, many folks in Toronto bring their pumpkins to outdoor parks. It's a safe way to bring a community together and share some fun.
Amazing: Mina Hsiang will be the next leader of the U.S. Digital Service. She's experienced, incredibly capable, and cares deeply about the work. I'm so excited for USDS, her, and the future.… What a great time to apply to serve:
New-ish blog post: You need to meet Lindsay, my force of a human:…
Now that I no longer have tons of meetings, it was nice to look through photos of the last two years together with @aranoff. My faves are the silly ones and dog pictures. I hope you get to take some time to reflect on the people and things that make you feel happy today.
At the end of April, I'm stepping down as Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service. It's such an incredible group of people, and I'm grateful for my time working alongside them. More info:…
Huge congrats to @ClareMartorana on becoming the next Federal CIO. She's kind, empathetic, and cares most about getting good things done for people. I couldn't be more excited about Clare taking on this role.…
Black lives matter.
These fellowships bring technical expertise into Congress, which is hugely important and impactful. I hope that USDS alumni and civic tech folks will consider applying.…
We could really use 1-2 amazing content strategists at the U.S. Digital Service right now. If you know that person (or are that person!), please get them to apply: More info on what to expect:…
Folks who are leading or managing teams, how are you fostering a sense of community when folks are doing distributed work? What things have worked well for you or your team?
TechCongress is accepting fellowship applications now:… It's a really high-impact way to raise the tech savviness of Congress, which is incredibly important.
Good post by @pahlkadot about ways to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) faster/better, plus a group of folks who are ready and willing to help states with it:…
In case you are wondering how "Product Counsel" became a thing. @nicolewong & I wrote about the best job we ever had:…
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Government gets better when amazing folks join and serve. You can go to now, create a profile, upload your design portfolio and resume, and apply starting this Wednesday! Now is your chance to help improve service design for a bunch of federal agencies!
Have you ever wanted the US government to provide a better user experience? Good news--several federal agencies will be hiring high-level customer experience strategists! More info at… and !
Grateful to @aranoff for helping me find my inner silly. Whether it's with the help of partners, pets, friends, family, books, or just your own strength, I hope everyone is staying grounded. Please be kind to yourself.
If you're a technologist (SRE, software engineer, designer, product manager), here's some of the impact you can have in government:… With COVID, we need tech talent in the government more than ever now. Please consider applying:
Excited to be live at… talking to @ClareMartorana @jj_anastasoff and the Partnership for Public Service @RPublicService
This is starting in 10 minutes! Please join us for this fun, rollicking discussion. :)…
Thursday 4/16 @mattcutts, @jj_anastasoff, and @ClareMartorana discuss how the federal government can implement modern technology to deliver better services to the all Americans. Join us online at @RPublicService…
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This Thursday I'll be talking with the Partnership for Public Service and @ClareMartorana (CIO of the Office of Personnel Management) about tech talent for 21st century government. Want to join? Register here:…
Huge thanks to Apple and Google for building privacy-preserving contact tracing into iOS and Android. Tech is emerging as a pillar of civilization and a critical reservoir of competence.…
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This makes me so happy:… Technical details here:… Kudos to Apple and Google for their leadership and partnership on this.
This is wonderful + huge news about Apple and Google coming together with an approach to contact tracing:… Really happy to see this.
Government employees can get free access to O'Reilly's learning library:… through Independence Day weekend. Learn a little more about site reliability engineering or data science or whatever new skills would help.
Want to use your product skills to help evolve health care? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hiring product managers. The job posting is live today and will close after 500 applications!…
State, local, & other government folks can ask for technical help here: Techies can also volunteer. This isn't affiliated with the US Digital Service nor with the US government. Many of the volunteers have worked at @USDS, @18F or @codeforamerica though.
incidentally - all you techie vols springing in to action right now, it is super important that you *not* bring some new hotness or cutting-edge thing to building emergency infrastructure. use boring, well-understood, reliable tools only.……
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This site helps match suppliers of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) with people who need it: Great to see this work by the civic tech community.
Lots of folks are paying attention to washing their hands. This video has pretty good guidance on how to do it well:…
Former USDSer John O'Duinn is doing free presentations this week about how teams can work in a distributed fashion:…
I did a TED talk about why technologists (designers, engineers, and product managers) should do a tour of public service. The talk is now live:… Learn more at , or please share the talk. Thank you!
Thank you for coming to my TED talk:…
This is a big win for patient interoperability. It will improve care and health outcomes for so many people.…
There is such amazing work to be done to help Veterans, improve school safety, and provide better support to patients/doctors. If you've ever considered a tour of public service that uses your tech skills, learn about @USDS and apply here:…
Just thinking this morning about how great it is that Colorado is creating a Colorado Digital Service to improve its services to the public. And that more and more states are looking to improve their services with human-centered design and technology.
Administrator @mattcutts joins @benpopper on the @StackOverflow podcast to talk open source in government and whether Google or the feds have more meetings... 🤔…x
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I really enjoyed doing this podcast with Stack Overflow! Give it a listen:…
When you join USDS, you become a member of a family that endures long after your tour of duty. We catch up with former Director of Engineering @barkimedes about her favorite USDS memories and what she's up to now.…
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If you want to understand the US Digital Service, read this interview with USDS alumna @barkimedes:… Then consider applying at
In 2019 I met a new partner, and she's taught me so much about listening to my inner voice, being healthy, and getting offline to move my body. Thank you, @aranoff. I wish everyone a 2020 where you find people who make you happier, laugh more, and push you to be a better person.
Folks who have been to Costa Rica, where are your favorite places to stay, relax, or otherwise enjoy fun, adventure, and beauty?
2/ All women, LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for a free ticket to attend Summit 2020 in Washington, DC on March 12–13. Learn more: #CfASummit
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Maybe try a 30 day challenge instead of New Year's resolutions?… For December, my 30 day challenge was to avoid sugar. I wasn't perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it went. For January, I'm going to stay off social media/Twitter as much as I can.
Neat to see examples of government working really well..
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