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U.S. Digital Service

Girl Geek X Trusted Partner: The United States Digital Service is a startup at The White House, using design and technology to deliver better services to the American people. Millions of Americans interact with government services every day. Veterans apply for benefits. Students compare financial aid options. Small business owners seek loans. Too often, outdated tools and complex systems make these interactions cumbersome and frustrating. Enter the United States Digital Service. We partner leading technologists with dedicated public servants to improve the usability and reliability of our government’s most important digital services. For every project we’ve tackled, there are five more waiting for talented people to take them on. And while we don’t make many promises, we’ll make one. When you work at the U.S. Digital Service, you change the lives of millions of Americans.

VIDEOS

VIDEO

The Hardest Job I’ve Ever Loved: Building Solutions with the US Digital Service

At Girl Geek X "Elevate" conference, Julie Meloni (Director of Product Management & Strategy/Operations, USDS) 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. Created during the Obama administration and still working in the Trump administration, the US Digital Service is a full-stack team trying to build better technology and services in the federal government.
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Every Day is Important in the Life of a 🍓- Sheri Trivedi (USDS Content Strategist) at Elevate 2019

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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