Peter Welsch joined the White House in April of 2011 and served as Deputy Director of Online Platform in the Office of Digital Strategy. Prior to this role, he was Technology Project Manager at the Democratic National Committee and previously served as Deputy Director of Technology at Media Matters for America. Welsch holds dual master's degrees in information science and library science from Indiana University, Bloomington and a bachelor's degree in history from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
In his weekly address, President Obama discussed the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address to expand opportunity for all so that every American can get ahead and have a shot at creating a better life for their kids.
President Obama went to Lackawanna College in Vice President Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania for the final stop of his college affordability bus tour.
On June 1, the White House celebrated National Day of Civic Hacking by welcoming more than 30 developers and designers to our second hackathon.
On June 1, we'll be welcoming developers and tech experts to the White House for our second hackathon.
On February 22nd, we held a hackathon where participants built tools based on the new API for We the People, the White House petitions system.
We're working towards Petitions 2.0, releasing an API, and inviting a small group to join us on February 22, 2013 for the White House Open Data Day Hackathon.
We've established an official White House presence on Drupal.org, an online community dedicated to maintaining and improving Drupal, the software that powers WhiteHouse.gov.