Hi there! I'm Shelby.

I'm a writer and civic technologist currently based in Baltimore, MD, USA. I have a background in writing, community organizing, and software development with a focus on API design + strategy and healthcare interoperability. Throughout my career I have focused on open data, open standards, civic/social/public tech, and civic hacktivism.

I spend most of my day writing, researching, and community building for the Intergovernmental Software Collaborative at Georgetown University's Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, and part-time I also contribute to storytelling and community building work at the US Digital Service. I also write on topics at the intersection of tech, society, and public infrastructure on my blog, Civic Unrest. When away from keyboard, I can be found writing stories, reading, or hiking with my rambunctious pitbull, Osceola.

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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