- Location: Renaissance
PLEASE NOTE: This event is only open to 2L students, 3L students, and the general public. 1L students will not be permitted to attend due to advising conflicts.
Erie Meyer will be presenting on the topic "Government in the Age of Healthcare.gov" and sharing will-be war stories about technology in government and strategies for transformation.
Erie Meyer is on the Code for America leadership team as Senior Director of the National Network, working to strengthen a network of volunteers, governments, and tech leaders making government work for the people and by the people in the 21st century.
Meyer was the a founding member of the United States Digital Service (USDS), a team working from the White House to transform how the federal government works for the American people. Before joining the United States Digital Service, she was Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she worked on the President’s Open Data Initiatives, and standing up USDS. Erie previously helped stand up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with now-Senator Elizabeth Warren, where she was a member of the founding Tech + Innovation Team. She worked to create a system to collect consumer complaints about financial products and services, such as student loans and credit reporting, and then to publish the complaint data.
She also launched one of the first known open source websites in government, for the Ohio Attorney General. She has also been part of the strategy team at Blue State Digital, working on student loan issues and campaigns like She Should Run, a nonpartisan effort to get more women in elected office.
Erie is a co-founder of Tech Ladymafia, a group of women living everywhere from San Francisco to Shenzhen, China, working on anything from DIY circuit boards to theoretical physics.
She was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” for technology, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The National Journal, Wired magazine, and more. She has guest lectured at Harvard University and American University on open data and the future of government, and served as a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.