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Gianna Uson: Launching a civic tech career

Skylight's Gianna Uson is just beginning her career as a civic technologist, bringing a unique perspective to service design, having worked at the State Department and AmeriCorps.

Jordan Guinn: Making the impact of technology real

Skylight's Jordan Guinn never thought he'd be working in civic technology. But when the opportunity arose, he jumped in with both feet.

Leveraging collective insights for early care and education information systems

Skylight's effort to create a nation-wide handbook of best practices for early care and education information systems, inspired by our work with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

Key trends in mobile app development, part 2: making sense of the trends

The landscape of mobile app development has evolved greatly over the past decade. Here we discuss how to make sense of the trends discussed in Part 1 of our two-part blog post series.

Key trends in mobile app development, part 1: the trends

The landscape of mobile app development has changed considerably over the past decade. Here we discuss the two key trends that are shaping how mobile applications are developed today.

Learning techniques for public servants

Five learning techniques that public servants can employ to perform their jobs more effectively in today's complex technological environment.

Maya Benari: Accelerating the development of high-quality products

Maya Benari's career path has taken her from UX designer with Code for America and 18F before joining Skylight. Here, she's been working with our government clients to make effective use of design systems.

Meet the 10 newest members of the Skylight team

Introducing the 10 newest members of the Skylight team, who are working together to make government services better for everyone.

A smarter way to build Smart Cities

Smart cities offer the promise of making people's lives more convenient, secure, and sustainable. Here we offer city leaders smarter ways for realizing that promise.

Why government IT professionals need to do what the cool kids are doing

A case for why hiring and growing great people requires government IT professionals to do what the cool kids are doing.

Puerto Rico, a disaster lab: three research proposals

Puerto Rico is a natural testing-ground for disaster resilience technologies due to its unique characteristics. Here we present three research project ideas in the Internet of Things space.

Achieve DevOps Transformation with Skylight and DORA

Transforming your software delivery performance through DevOps requires using a metrics-driven, continuous improvement cycle. Here's how you can do that smartly with Skylight and DORA.

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