Celebrating CivicTech Superheroes!

On Tuesday, May 17th, IFE Blockchain Diplomatic Steward, H.E. Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the U.S., and IFE’s Coach Kathy Kemper hosted Civic Tech Superheroes and friends of the #CivicTechService community for an evening of refreshing cocktails and camaraderie! 

The current cohort of technologists in attendance represented the various programs from TechCongress, US Digital Service, CodingItForward, White House Presidential Innovation Fellows, Legislative Fellows, Congressional Innovation Scholars, USDS, OSTP, GSA, and more. #CivicTech Leadership and alumni joined us to celebrate the ongoing work to open up the government and tap into the country’s technology and innovation expertise to solve problems. 

SPOTTED: Under Secretary Dr. Laurie Locasino, Director of NIST and the fourth Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology; ACA Lindsey Parker, DC Chief Technology Officer and Assistant City Administrator, Internal Services Cluster; IFE Steward John Paul Farmer, President of WeLink Cities; former NYC CTO; and co-founder of White House Presidential Innovation Program; Ambassador Bergdis Ellertsdottir of Iceland; Ambassador Tone Kajzer of Slovenia; Ambassador Dan Mulhall of Ireland; Ambassador Māris Selga of Latvia; and Ambassador Georg Sparber of Lichtenstein

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