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#578 Online: Tech for Public Good- How the #PublicSectorJobBoard is Bridging the Gap Between Technologists and Government


Online: Tech for Public Good- How the #PublicSectorJobBoard is Bridging the Gap Between Technologists and Government

Presenter

Rebecca Heywood (she/her/hers), Governments Lead at U.S. Digital Response and Founder of the #PublicSectorJobBoard


The #PublicSectorJobBoard started as a one-off LinkedIn post in October 2022 following the announcement of massive layoffs in the tech industry. News about job postings were flying across the internet, but they had one thing in common: none of them were in government.

Interest in public service is high, but in order to get a job, you need to be able to find it. The job board and newsletter have become a staple in the civic tech community for those interested in joining government, helping people navigate the process and get excited about civic tech and public service.

Rebecca Heywood, the founder of the #PublicSectorJobBoard, joins us to talk about its origin, the importance of technologists joining government, and share advice for those interested in making the transition.


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