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United States Digital Service

Girl Geek X Elevate 2024 Trusted Partner: U.S. Digital Service is a group of mission-driven professionals who are passionate about applying work and lived experiences to public service. We collaborate with public servants throughout the government to address some of the most critical needs and ultimately deliver a better government experience to people. We work across multiple agencies and bring best practices from our various disciplines, which include engineering, product, design, procurement, data science, operations, talent, and communications.

Here at U.S. Digital Service, we are committed to building a workforce that reflects the people we serve. We are curious about understanding the needs of people and are excited to use our short tours of service to make a positive impact. We know that we better serve the public when our staff represents the country’s diversity. Learn more about our application and hiring process at www.usds.gov/apply

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VIDEOS

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School House Rock Didn’t Prepare Us For This

Engineers Amy Quispe, Julie Meloni, Elizabeth Schweinsberg, and Gina Maini discuss solving gnarly problems in government tech, and how they are using their skills to improve government services and benefits for all Americans.
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Girl Geeks Gone Gov

Stories of how two middle-aged girl geeks found themselves working for the government at US Digital Service for the career adventure of a lifetime, and why you should think about a career in civic tech too. Martha Wilkes and Lisa Koenigsberg talk about applying for USDS to find meaningful work that impacts millions of people.
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Every Day is Important in the Life of a Strawberry

Documentation is just a mirror held up to a product. If you think of government services as some of the most crucial products we encounter at the United States Digital Service, then user-centered documentation becomes all the more interesting. In this talk, Sheri Bernard Trivedi tells a story about writing docs for farmers, one of her favorite projects in her career thus far. She is an Instructional Content Strategist at the United States Digital Service (or USDS for short).
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The Hardest Job I’ve Ever Loved: Building Solutions with the US Digital Service

Julie Meloni shares her enthusiasm for work being doing for Veterans, immigrants, seniors, and everyone served by the government, and even better — how you can help! She shares opportunities for technologists who might want to do a tour of duty and make a difference in someone else’s life, every day. "The technology is the easy part. Complex systems are hard. I’m going to talk a little bit about the types of work that we do, who we do it for, and how we do it."
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Tech is a Team Sport: When Women Lead, Everything is Possible

Clare Martorana (Federal Chief Information Officer) and Mina Hsiang (Administrator at United States Digital Service) share how the pandemic broke bureaucratic silos to accelerate projects. They discuss their roles in the Customer Experience Executive Order (CEXO), the vaccines.gov website, healthcare.gov, and more! Plus learn about the transition from private business to public sector work and what options exist if you're interested in contributing! Interviewed by Angie Chang (CEO and Co-Founder of Girl Geek X).
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From Private to Public: Leading in Government Tech

Maya Israni (Director of Engineering, U.S. Digital Service) shares her journey to government and civic tech, and her experience leading government engineering teams. She dives into the types of projects that engineers work on at U.S.D.S., along with how to apply your technical skills to improve government programs and services for millions of people across the country.
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