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.