Before joining DOBT, Josh worked for the World Bank Group, Google and UNICEF Innovations, helping governments use technology to become more effective and inclusive. He is on leave from a PhD at Princeton University and has competed in several ultra-marathons.
Adam met Clay Johnson as part of the inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellowship class, and co-founded DOBT once they left. He is an experienced software developer who actively contributes to and maintains several open-source software projects.
Clay co-founded DOBT as an inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellow leading the RFP-EZ project, a federal experiment in procurement. Clay previously co-founded Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online presidential campaign in 2008. He is currently Senior VP of Digital Products at Points of Light.
Victor Lymar is an accomplished software engineer. He comes to DOBT from Scribd (YC S06), where he worked on one of the world's largest Rails apps in production. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley's Computer Science & Cognitive Science program and is also an avid rock climber.
Kari is a writer and developer who previously raised funds for community-based organizations and served as a fellow at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She is a graduate of Pomona College.
Rebecca joins DOBT from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where she gained first-hand experience with the many challenges that front-line government workers face. She is a California native, and graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with honors in Classics and high honors in History.
Aidan is a sales professional with experience across many industries, having most recently sold a SaaS reputation management platform to automotive dealerships. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont in 2011 and recently became a father to his daughter, Bella.
Josh comes to DOBT from two years of leading UI animation, visual QA and design prototyping for a healthcare IT company. He specializes in organizational culture and improving internal design processes.
From our customers to our colleagues, everyone with whom we interact deserves a basic level of decency. We place ourselves in other people's shoes and adjust our behavior to treat them in a way that honors their dignity.
We want to empower each other to do our best work and help each other feel like valued members of the team. When we provide critique or feedback to our colleagues, we try to build them up, not tear them down.
No matter how far we've come, there's always room for us to be better. We set a high bar for everything we do and aspire to excellence. But once we achieve a seemingly impossible goal, we keep going.
We question the way things are as a way to engage with the world. We actively seek information and experiences that might challenge our perspectives.
We are passionate about our mission and what we do, but we recognize that our work does not define us. We value work/life balance and give each other the space and time to attain soundness of mind.