Eric Mill

Making government more open and effective through technology and policy for over 8 years. Experienced engineer, writer, and speaker.

U.S. General Services Administration May 2014 - Present

As Senior Advisor for GSA's Technology Transformation Service, I help guide our office's strategy and our impact on government policy. Our office includes 18F, an in-house team that helps the US government design, build, and buy modern technology.



Sunlight Foundation February 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.
  • Grew Sunlight's public ecology and community of opem government tools and data.
  • Developed strategic partnerships and joint investments with other groups.
  • Represented Sunlight publicly on technology and open government policy.
  • Advised governments and NGOs in the US and internationally.
  • Participated in international staff exchanges.

    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 for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, contributing code to various 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