Hi there! I'm Shelby.

I'm a writer and civic technologist currently based in Washington, DC. I have a background in software development and API design and strategy, most recently in healthcare technology. Throughout my career I have focused on open data, open standards, civic/social/public tech, and civic hacktivism.

I spend most of my day working as a software engineer with the US Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human Services, primarily at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). When not working on API and data strategy in government, I spend most of my time on research I find interesting or impactful, contributing to open source or open standards projects, and writing about the intersection of technology, society, and public infrastructure.

You can find me on Twitter as @switzerly or on Github as switzersc. You can find my government commits under the Github username switzersc-usds


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