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Episode #219: Take a Python tour of duty at the United States Digital Service

Published Fri, Jul 5, 2019, recorded Wed, Jun 19, 2019.

In the US, we have a very interesting civil option that is quite new: The United States Digital Service. This service was created by President Obama to fix broken government software systems such as the rocky start of the healthcare system.

Developers and designers can serve in this service for as little as 3 months or as long as 4 years and they pay roughly market rates.

It's an interesting model indeed! I'm excited to have David Holmes from the US Digital Service to talk about their projects and how they are using Python to make the government work for the people.

Links from the show

United States Digital Service:
Article on hacker news:
School Diversity Report:
Veterans Affairs API:
Hack the pentagon:
Sharing America's Code:

Talk Python's Flask course:

David Holmes
David Holmes
David is software engineer born and raised in New York City. Before working at USDS, he was a software consultant/contractor for various tech startups in NYC.
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