Eric Mill

Working at the strange intersection of information security, online privacy, and open government.  Over 10 years of experience at writing, coding, teaching, and public speaking.

U.S. General Services Administration May 2014 - Present

As Senior Advisor for GSA's Technology Transformation Service, I work across the federal government to modernize its approach to information security and transparency. I work closely with 18F, an in-house technology office that helps design, build, and buy modern infrastructure for the rest of the federal government.



Sunlight Foundation 2009 - May 2014

The Sunlight Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to increasing government transparency through technology. I was a core software developer on Sunlight's technology team, and a program officer on its international team.

  • Led development on many public and internal software projects (some listed below).
  • Grew Sunlight's public ecology and community around open government tools and data.
  • Developed strategic partnerships and joint investments in technology with other groups.
  • Wrote and spoke publicly on Sunlight's behalf about technology and open government policy.
  • Advised and advocated with governments and NGOs in the US and internationally.
  • Participated in international staff exchanges with likeminded activists and NGOs.

    Main Projects

  • @unitedstates, a public domain collection of tools and data for the US, built by dozens of contributors.
  • Scout, a search and alert engine for government activity.
  • Sunlight Congress API, live data feeds of Congress' work.
  • Congress for Android, pocket directory and live reference.

thoughtbot, inc. 2006 - 2008

thoughtbot is a web development consultancy that, during my tenure, took on work primarily in Ruby and Rails.

I was a web developer for various clients, spoke at meetups and industry events, and wrote for thoughtbot's blog.

Blue State Digital Aug 2008 - Nov 2008

Blue State Digital is a tech consultancy for campaigns.

I worked as a web developer exclusively on the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, contributing code to various high-impact pieces of

Before That

  • Tenebril, inc. — 2005-2006 — Junior researcher and developer at a (now defunct) anti-spyware company.
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute — graduated 2005 — Bachelor's in Computer Science.

Personal Projects