Julie Meloni

Julie has as spent more than 20 years as a builder of technical things, a builder of teams, and builder of teams who build technical things. She has worked in web application development since the beginning (NCSA Mosaic! Yeah!), but took a break along the way to teach undergraduate courses in composition, technical and professional writing, literature, and digital technology and culture. Over the years, she’s also written numerous introductory-level books on PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. As the Director of Product Management & Strategy/Operations at the United States Digital Service (USDS), Julie works super hard to hire and empower people who then design, develop, and deliver tools that make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. This is the most important and rewarding job she has ever had, and probably ever will.



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.