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![Ben Balter][1]{.alignright}
-Ben Balter is a gov 2.0 evangelist working to hack federal government from the inside out, an open-source developer passionate about the disruptive power of technology, and a J.D./M.B.A. candidate at the George Washington University.
+Ben Balter is a gov 2.0 evangelist working to hack federal government from the inside out, a [GitHubber](http://github.com/home) making government better, one repo at a time, and an aspiring attorney passionate about the disruptive potential of technology.
-Described by the US Chief Technology Officer as "the baddest of the badass innovators," and by the White House Director of Digital Strategy as "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtlOYOhE8w#t=51m12s">lightning in a bottle</a>," Ben is a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows where he served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the role of technology in brokering the relationship between citizens and government. Before that he was a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer within the Executive Office of the President where he was instrumental in drafting the President's Digital Strategy, on the SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team, the White House’s first and only agile development team, and as a <a href="http://reboot.fcc.gov/blog/?authorId=593709">New Media Fellow</a>, in the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of the Managing Director where he played a central role in shaping the agency's reimagined web presense. His paper, <a href="http://ben.balter.com/2011/11/29/towards-a-more-agile-government/">Towards a More Agile Government</a> was published in the Public Contract Law Journal, arguing that Federal IT Procurement should be more amenable to modern, agile development methods.
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-An aspiring attorney, a coder, and an all around geek, Ben’s triple-threat skill set bridges three distinct disciplines: a formal <a href="http://ben.balter.com/category/law/">legal</a> education and commitment to advocating on behalf of others, a deep-seeded understanding of the intricacies of today’s <a href="http://ben.balter.com/category/business/">business</a> decisions, and a life-long passion for <a href="http://ben.balter.com/category/technology/">technology</a>‘s ability to shape how we interact with one another. When not working or in class, he enjoys tackling otherwise-impossible challenges to sharing information using nothing more than duct tape and occasionally a pack of bubblegum.
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-After graduation in May, Ben hopes to find an avenue to explore his dual passion for law and technology in the nation’s capital.
+Described by the US Chief Technology Officer as "the baddest of the badass innovators," and by the White House Director of Digital Strategy as "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtlOYOhE8w#t=51m12s">lightning in a bottle</a>," Ben was a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows where he served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the role of technology in brokering the relationship between citizens and government. Before that he was a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer within the Executive Office of the President where he was instrumental in drafting the President's Digital Strategy, on the SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team, the White House’s first and only agile development team, and as a <a href="http://reboot.fcc.gov/blog/?authorId=593709">New Media Fellow</a>, in the Federal Communications Commission's Office of the Managing Director where he played a central role in shaping the agency's reimagined web presence. His paper, <a href="http://ben.balter.com/2011/11/29/towards-a-more-agile-government/">Towards a More Agile Government</a> was published in the Public Contract Law Journal, arguing that Federal IT Procurement should be more amenable to modern, agile development methods. When not working or in class, he enjoys tackling otherwise-impossible challenges to sharing information using nothing more than duct tape and occasionally a pack of bubblegum.
Feel free to e-mail me at [Ben@Balter.com][8] or you can find me on these social networks:
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[5]: http://ben.balter.com/category/law/
[6]: http://ben.balter.com/category/business/
[7]: http://ben.balter.com/category/technology/
- [8]: mailto:ben@balter.com
+ [8]: mailto:ben@balter.com

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