The recent enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) creates an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will transform Puerto Rico’s government operations. The way to do so is through the creation of a Puerto Rico Digital Service modeled after the highly successful United States Digital Service implemented during President Barack Obama’s Administration.
Rosselló meets with John Paul Farmer, former Innovation Fellow, to discuss US Digital Service structure and his idea of the Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service.
Along with the bill, an event: The Puerto Rico Tech Summit, June 6, at the San Juan Convention Center, to showcase what is possible under the right governance structure. At the Tech Summit there were over 900 people gathered not to just talk but to act upon Puerto Rico’s future. For the highlight of the event…
Participé en el ‘Open Mike’ de Full Stack Nights presentando sobre la necesidad de un “US Digital Service” en Puerto Rico. Full Stack Nights es un evento dirigido a programadores y diseñadores interesados en aprender y compartir de su conocimiento en un ambiente amistoso e informal.
Estuve compartiendo con varios grupos de personas en Washington DC y conversando, les pregunto “a quien nominarían para la posible Junta de Control Fiscal para Puerto Rico?” Los comentarios del grupo me inspiraron: – “Sheryl Sandburg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook”
Governor Rossello sends letter requesting detailing of USDS personnel to assist in structuring the new Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service.
Efforts to structure the office by law are stalled. The office has no legal authority or budget structure and operates with limited resources assigned through the Office of Management and Budget.