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Matt Bailey leaves DC gov with these parting thoughts

The departing Director of Technology Innovation posted this magnificent tweetstorm. Seriously, read it.

Matt Bailey being sworn is as D.C.'s Director of Technology Innovation.

(Photo by Justin Grimes)

In May 2015 Matt Bailey, the Code for DC cofounder and leading civic hacker, was named D.C.’s very first Director of Technology Innovation. It was something that we at Technical.ly were stoked about, a prominent civic hacker going on the inside to open up local government. It’s a story we’ve long tracked with interest in Philadelphia. And now it was happening in D.C.
Since then Bailey has done all kinds of work within local government, including shepherding the Draft Open Data Policy through its public comment period.
Friday marked Bailey’s final day as Director of Technology Innovation (he’s got a new job, more on that later), and he left with a magnificent tweetstorm detailing some key lessons from his time in D.C. gov.
We’ll let the man speak for himself:
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726092088094380034
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726092345343664128
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726092586407084032
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726092828888162304
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https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726093275367657473
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726093477054926848
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726093619111845888
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726093784270946305
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726093937337880576
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726098277385523201
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726098490242248704
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726098673558519808
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726098845361405952
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726099003633467393
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726099085804093441
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726099341153308672
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726102299832098816
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726103232913747968
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726104186098733056
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https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726117526321664001
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/726118164891840514
Now that’s some serious #RealTalk. And where’s Bailey going, you ask?
https://twitter.com/MattBailey0/status/725066210786873349
Good luck with the new gig, Matt, we’re excited to see what you do next!

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