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Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2:

Need help solving a problem? Join to learn how federal agencies can use prize competitions to reach innovators in novel ways.
May 14, 2019
New Community

Introducing the New Robotic Process Automation Community of Practice

The new community will explore opportunities, share ideas, and collaborate on how RPA can be effectively implemented in federal agencies.
May 08, 2019

How Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F Support One Another in Agencies

Two teams working together to help agencies become more effective at meeting the needs of citizens
May 07, 2019
DOI Revenue Datalogo

The team at Office of Natural Resources Revenue wrote about how they use journey mapping to help teams look at their agency’s processes in a more comprehensive way. — via DOI Revenue Data

May 07, 2019


Indexing with

Come take a walk through the indexing process from start to finish
Apr 25, 2019

DAP Learning Series: Using the Advanced Analysis Tool

We’ll demo the Advanced Analysis tool and show how you can use it to better understand your data and create drag-and-drop reports!
Apr 24, 2019

Crowdsourcing for Access & Engagement at the Library of Congress

Learn how the Library is utilizing user-centered design to invite the public to explore, transcribe, and tag historical materials through a new open source platform.
Apr 23, 2019

An Introduction to the U.S. Data Federation

Find out how the U.S. Data Federation’s work can help you. The team will give an introduction to the problems the U.S. Data Federation seeks to address, describe its approach, and share its vision for the future of the initiative.
Apr 17, 2019

An Introduction to the DHA Usability Lab

Overview, Case Studies, and What’s Next
Apr 16, 2019

Principles of Speaking Plainly

This seminar adapts principles of plain language to the context of speaking, covering not only wording but also structure and integration with visual aids.
Apr 10, 2019

Presidential Innovation Fellows Join FDA to Advance Digital Health

A new PIF team has begun their work applying data science approaches to device, drug, and software development, and associated regulatory decisions.
Apr 09, 2019

Caroline Jarrett on How to Design a Better Form

We have a lot of forms in government, and many of them would benefit from better design. In this talk, Caroline Jarrett will explore a curriculum she’s working on about how to design forms.
Apr 09, 2019

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 1: Citizen Science

This is the first installment of GSA’s Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, where we look at how to use crowdsourcing to reach beyond your walls and source talent and enthusiasm.
Apr 09, 2019

Introducing USWDS 2.0

Reinvent the experience, not the wheel
Apr 08, 2019

Web Analytics: Why the Users Metric Just Got More Complicated

A look at how the new Safari policy will alter your web analytics benchmarks.
Apr 04, 2019

Q&A With Ryan Day About GSA’s API Strategy

These new API standards will make it easier for GSA staff to launch and maintain good APIs.
Mar 27, 2019

A Year in the Life of a PIF

Advice on how to make the most impact in a limited amount of time in government
Mar 26, 2019

DAP Learning Series: Understanding When to Use Sessions vs. Unique Pageviews

Understanding When to Use Sessions vs. Unique Pageviews
Mar 20, 2019

Deep Dive: Using Data Technology + Innovation for Lyme Disease

Addressing Lyme and tick-borne disease by coupling the power of the crowd and patient insights with data.
Mar 18, 2019
DOI Revenue Datalogo

In her path to becoming a product manager, she found the flexibility to explore new approaches to managing the product while periodically shaping her role into something that worked for the team. — via DOI Revenue Data

Mar 17, 2019