1. Alum Key Engineer on Healthcare.gov Project

    After the very public failure of healthcare.gov, the website through which people were to select and purchase health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”), a team of twelve software specialists was brought into fix the site. This included Christian Monaghan, who graduated Hack Reactor a year ago, and has been working as an independent contractor, principally for the U.S. government, since then. Monaghan gave an enlightening talk at the school on why healthcare.gov initially failed, and what he and his team did to fix it.