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Ben Balter
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Attended The George Washington University Law School
Lives in Washington, DC
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Why no one uses government data: experiences optimized for the data publisher, not the data consumer.
The next time you publish a data source, whether in government or out, ask yourself one simple question. How can you optimize the experience for the data consumer?
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Planning on using gov data for most of my assignments which use D3. Lots of awesome stuff on data.gov!
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My note on Federal IT Procurement Reform finally got published! 41 Pub. Cont. L.J. 149.
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Brief article I wrote on agile-averse culture in government got published in Government CIO Magazine.
Traditional heavyweight philosophies known as waterfall development simply move too slowly for today’s quickly changing federal IT landscapeFederal Agility: a Cultural Solution to a Technical Problem
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  • GitHub
    Government Bureaucat, 2013 - present
  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
    Presidential Innovation Fellow, 2012 - 2013
  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
    Fellow, Office of the US Chief Information Officer, 2012 - 2012
  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
    Software Automation & Technology (SWAT) Team, 2011 - 2012
  • Federal Communications Commission
    New Media Fellow, 2010 - 2012
  • Google Summer of Code
    Developer, WordPress Document Revisions, 2011 - 2011
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Hacking government from the inside out, one repo at a time — GitHubber, Gov 2.0 Evangelist, Aspiring Attorney.
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Ben Balter is a gov 2.0 evangelist working to hack federal government from the inside out, a GitHubber making government better, one repo at a time, and an aspiring attorney passionate about the disruptive potential of technology.

Education
  • The George Washington University Law School
    Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2013
  • The George Washington University School of Business
    Master of Business Administration — Strategic Management and Public Policy, 2013
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