Holly Allen

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I've been developing software since 2000 in both hands-on and leadership roles. I am a pragmatic, transparent, results driven technologist who wants to help get work done. I thrive in team-oriented cultures where we're all working hard for a common goal.

I currently work at 18F as Director of Engineering, helping to make US government software better from within. I've also worked at PLOS, PDI/DreamWorks Animation, and a variety of small science and medicine related startups.

I used to be a mechanical engineer. I attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering there. I still really enjoy making things with my hands.

I live with family in San Francisco, CA.