Leah T.


leah bannon working at 18f office photo copyright National Public Radio


Leah is a civil servant and product lead at 18F, founder of the Tech Lady Hackathons, and a San Franciscan.

This year, Leah is also a Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center. She is studying why digital modernization initiatives in city governments succeed or fail, building on 18F's research into best practices in digital transformation.

At 18F, Leah is a product lead for the betaFEC project, which is building simple tools for exploring campaign finance data, the FEC's first APIs, legal resources, and political registration and reporting guides. She wrote about her work on this project on the 18F blog: Building better by building together with the Federal Election Commission.

Leah also currently serves as an agile coach for other 18F projects, consults with agencies to build APIs with their high-value data sets, supports the 18F diversity working group, and manages an Agile BPA contract.


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