This Week In Web - 6.20.14

  •   Miki Pacifico

By Miki Pacifico

This week - DC wants SF's techies & more

DC Wants SF’s Techies

Its not at all surprising that private-sector technology jobs seem to congregate on the West Coast. When given a choice between 9 months of sunshine versus a climate that boasts four seasons on both ends of the spectrum, information technology professionals are choosing to startup in or move up the ladder to the Silicon Valley. 

Pres. Obama and error-plagued healthcare.gov

President Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of Healthcare.gov in the Rose Garden. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Startup tech company 18F, the Washington, DC-based in-house team for the federal government, is encouraging developers and engineers to ask not what the country can do for them, but what they can do for their country… on the East Coast. Employees of 18F are civic-minded, developing programs for the government with a higher purpose in mind. Their goal is to create programs that touch millions of lives. 

With the public’s push for more government procedures to turn transactional online (think renewing your driver’s license or applying for government assistance), the demand for experienced IT professionals is on the rise. Brush the dust off your LinkedIn profile, people. This means saying goodbye to the Golden Gate Bridge and Pride parades and saying hello to Dupont Circle, the Metro, and J. Crew trench coats. 

 

A couple interesting reads:

Google Ventures on 8 Shortcuts for Better, Faster Design Research - Working smarter, not harder, to acheive your design goals.

7 Tips for Lean Market Research - Simple resources to make your research phase easier and more thorough.

And last, but most certainly not least:

Header photo by Peter Hellburg

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