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Bill Hunt
Washington, DC, US

Mission Operations Lead at the Office of the Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget (OMB / White House).
Previously: USDS at the VA, Sunlight Foundation, OpenGov Foundation, etc.

Enthusiastic about Transparency, Civic Tech, Open Data, and Tea. More about me.

Bash Basics

May 10, 2015

Most Unix systems (including OS X) provide a large number of fantastic tools for manipulating data right out of the box.  If you have been writing small Python/Ruby/Node scripts to perform transformations or just to manage your data, you’ll probably find that there are already tools written to do what you want.

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Programming Books

Nov 6, 2014

I’ve started a list of books to improve help programmers improve their craft.  It’s also grown to include topics on management, design, business, and philosophy.  Have a look!

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Setting the Standards for Open Government Data

Jun 17, 2014

City and state governments across America are adopting Open Data policies at a fantastic clip. Technology hotbed San Francisco has one, but places far from Silicon Valley – like Pittsburgh, PA – are also joining the municipal open data movement. The increasing availability of free tools and enthusiastic volunteer software developers has opened the door for a vast amount of new government data to be made publicly available in digital form. But merely putting this data out there on the Internet is only the first step.

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The Iceberg of Knowledge: A Quick Parable on Learning

Jun 4, 2014

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Apr 10, 2014

A Brief Summary

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