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Joining 18F

Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.

— Jane Addams

As mentioned at the end of my last writing, I spent my time off speaking with several colleagues and employers about working with them. Today I am proud to finally announce that I have joined the team at 18F.

What is 18F?

18F is a digital service agency based within the United States General Service Administration. Our focus is user centered design, lean startup methods and open source. We work with agencies within the U.S. government to help solve problems and create a significant impact on the way we interact with government services.

In other words, it’s a dream job.

I get to work with some AMAZINGLY talented people who are like minded on making an impact inside of government. Everyone I have met this week has the same instinctual drive for the kind of work we are doing. It’s thrilling to be surrounded by this kind of energy and the feeling of a shared sense of purpose.

And on that note, I’ve got to run… because we’ve got a lot of work to do!