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Davenport Discussion: "Federal Government 2.0: Bringing Technology to the White House"


Lindsay Young (MPP '10), a School of Public Policy alumna, will discuss her work at 18F, a civic consultancy for the government, inside the government, enabling agencies to rapidly deploy tools and services that are easy to operate, cost efficient, and reusable. She will also talk about her work with the Sunlight Foundation and how her experience at the School of Public Policy has helped her in both roles. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Dreshcer Graduate Campus in Malibu, in SPP 175. 

Young's talk, titled "Federal Government 2.0: Bringing Technology to the White House, will focus on her work on application program interfaces (APIs) and on an upcoming website for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) project. As an innovation specialist at 18F, Young applies start-up and agile development principles to government projects. She is currently working with the FEC to create a user-centered website powered by the FEC's first API.

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information, visit the School of Public Policy website or contact Ashley Trim.