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Peter Welsch joined the White House in April of 2011 and serves 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.
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.
We've released a new mobile version of WhiteHouse.gov and updated the White House apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Director of Progressive Media and Online Response
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
Secretary of Homeland Security
Director of Online Engagement for the Office of Digital Strategy
Advisor on Violence Against Women
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President