Join your talented fellow girl geeks at 18F’s offices at 50 United Nations Plaza (adjacent to Civic Center BART).
Come meet and mingle with some of the U.S. Government’s top technology executives and girl geeks across the Bay Area to discuss how they are applying their tech skills to create a 21st century digital government in the U.S. and end extreme poverty worldwide.
You’ll get a chance to hear how these women are helping the Federal Government make better technology decisions, build better services for the American people, empower the world’s poorest populations; not to mention the answer to “What the heck is a startup inside the government?” The U.S. Government needs your help and expertise, and we’re excited to share and learn from this amazing community!
USG Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:
5:30pm-6:30pm – Doors open, registration, drinks, dinner, networking, music!
6:30pm-7:30pm – USG Girl Geeks talks!
7:30pm-8:00pm – Networking!
USG Girl Geek Speakers:
Ann Mei Chang (Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID)
Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID in Washington DC, has 20+ years of engineering and leadership experience in Silicon Valley. She was Google’s Senior Engineering Director for eight years, leading worldwide engineering for Google’s mobile applications and services, and leading the product development team for Emerging Markets, with a mission to bring relevant mobile and Internet services to the two-thirds of the world’s population that is not yet online.
Stephanie Rivera (Director of Business Strategy, 18F)
Stephanie is the Director of Business Strategy at 18F. She’s a self-described Full Stack Bureaucrat with expertise in organizational design and strategic operations. For the past four years, she served as the Chief of Staff to the Office of Government-wide Policy, where she is credited with having instituted analytical rigor to policy formation by creating a data analytics program and assembling a team of behavioral scientists. Prior to joining GSA, she worked with large, boutique domestic and international government organizations, helping them use the right mix of rigor and expression to grow smartly while maintaining their core cultural values.
Hillary Hartley (Deputy Executive Director & Co-Founder, 18F)
Hillary Hartley is Deputy Executive Director and a co-founder of 18F, the first digital services startup housed inside the Federal Government. She is a former Presidential Innovation Fellow, where she worked on the MyUSA project before joining forces with other PIFs to start 18F. She recently wrote her job description in emoji: . Hillary is immensely proud of the creative and communications teams she’s built at 18F, and is excited to be spreading user-centered design throughout the government.
Jennifer Anastasoff (Founding Member, U.S. Digital Service)
Jennifer Anastasoff is a founding member of U.S. Digital Service at the White House where she focuses on bringing together innovation, talent and social change. She most recently served as the co-founder and CEO of Fuse Corps, the nation’s top executive fellowship bringing mid-career leaders from the private sector to serve as senior advisors public executives, largely to mayors and governors. She has engaged the public, private and nonprofit sectors in innovative talent exchanges, including partnering with the White House and Harvard.
Todd Park (Technology Advisor, White House)
Todd is a tech advisor to the White House based in Silicon Valley. From March 2012 to August 2014, he served as U.S. CTO and in this role served as an Assistant to the President. Todd joined the Administration in August 2009 as CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, he served as a change agent and “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of open data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation. Prior to joining HHS, he co-founded Athenahealth and Castlight Health.
If you are a registered attendee, you must bring a government-issued ID (drivers license is fine) and be prepared for TSA-like security.
Registered attendees must arrive by 6pm in order to attend. Doors close at 6pm sharp for security reasons.