At a time when national political figures are increasingly hostile to minority and LGBT rights, many young people may be dissuaded from pursuing careers working with the federal government. However, the qualifications that recent graduates can bring to government work are badly needed—particularly technology skills.
From Congress to the Intelligence Community, from the Marine Corps to the Peace Corps, every part of the government faces challenges adapting to rapidly evolving new technologies.
Given the pressing need for talented new people in the public sector, this meetup will give current government workers the opportunity to make connections in other parts of the government and give prospective public servants with tech skills a chance to learn more about how they can be applied.
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