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Special Office Hour: Tim O'Reilly and Mikey Dickerson in Conversation About How the New USDS Playbook Uses Velocity Principles.

Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Mikey Dickerson (Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team)
Office Hours
Table 2 (Sponsor Pavilion)
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Join Tim O’Reilly and Mikey Dickerson for a special Office Hours discussion. They’ll answer your questions on IT in government, or anything about web operations, performance, and DevOps. In particular, they’d like to talk about:

  • The new US Digital Services Playbook
  •, other government projects, and how you can become involved
  • Applying these lessons learned to your current work
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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

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Mikey Dickerson

Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team

In 2013, Mikey Dickerson joined what became known as the “ad hoc” team, tasked with rescuing 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 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.