Technology Complexity & High Stakes

Speaker:

John O'Duinn (Founder, Release Mechanix, LLC)

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: Government

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Advanced

While the wheels of any large organization can look like they move slowly, it can be difficult to understand what exactly is going on behind the scenes and why things are like this.

This session will be a behind the scenes look at working in the U.S. Digital Service, as part of the Obama White House, as well as at CodeForAmerica. This session will highlight a few different large scale, high risk, complex computer systems, with multiple unknowns, multiple stakeholders and interesting deadlines, as well as some interesting deployment situations. There will also be tips and suggestions which should help anyone tackling similar projects inside or outside of federal/state/local government.