Co-founder at 18F, Presidential Innovation Fellow, Former Chief Scientist at government digital services firm, Skylight Digital, and Founder at Public Invention, a charity for public open source invention. Previously, Rob was a Principal Engineer at Hire.com. He received a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Rice University in computer science. Rob loves inventing and collaborating for the public good. He created and leads the open-source hardware and software innovation platform Public Invention For All Humanity (PIFAH) and is a stickler for good, clean code.