Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Sharing America's code

Alvand Salehi (The White House)
10:00am10:15am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Ballroom D
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Last August, the White House released the Federal Source Code Policy to improve nationwide access to the government’s custom-developed software. Alvin Salehi walks you through some of the government’s coolest open source projects available on the newly launched Code.gov.

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Alvand Salehi

The White House

Alvin Salehi is a senior technology advisor in the White House Office of the Federal CIO. Alvin led the development of the country’s federal source code policy and Code.gov platform, both of which improve nationwide access to the federal government’s custom-developed software. Prior to joining the White House in 2015, Alvin helped lead the State Department’s efforts to expand Internet access to Africa and improve global market access for US technology companies. He also served at the Advanced Research Projects Agency, which invests in transformative, cutting-edge technologies on behalf of the federal government. Before flying out to DC, Alvin was general counsel to a data analytics company in California—and a frequent patron of In-N-Out Burger.