Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA
Mikey Dickerson

Mikey Dickerson
Deputy CIO | Administrator, Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team

In 2013, Mikey Dickerson joined what became known as the “ad hoc” team, tasked with rescuing Healthcare.gov after its failed launch on October 1. In August 2014, President Obama established the United States Digital Service to see if the strategy that succeeded at pulling Healthcare.gov out of the fire could be applied to other government problems and appointed Mikey to serve as the administrator. Now two years old and employing about 150 people spanning a network of federal agencies, the US Digital Service has taken on immigration, education, veterans benefits, and health data interoperability and helped agencies build effective government services and improve IT procurements by focusing on industry best practices and agile methodology, ultimately driving change in the largest institution in history. Prior to joining the US Digital Service, Mikey worked as a site reliability manager at Google.

Sessions

10:30am–10:50am Friday, 05/29/2015
Keynote
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Mikey Dickerson (Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team)
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The U.S. Digital Service was launched in August 2014 as a crazy gamble to see if the strategy that succeeded at pulling Healthcare.gov out of the fire could be applied to other government problems. Now at nine months old and about 130 people, the U.S. Digital Service has taken on immigration, education, Social Security, cyber-security, and Veterans Affairs. Read more.