Hi, I'm Dylan.

I'm a software engineer interested in the intersections of digital technology, government, and public policy. I believe that public interest technology can help make our society more democratic, equitable, and just, and I aim to support its development through both engineering and policy. I'm currently a Congressional Innovation Fellow supporting the Senate Finance Committee under Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). My policy interests include digital service delivery, government modernization and transparency, open-source software, and science & innovation. (You can find recent highlights of my work here.)

Previously, I worked as a software engineer at Flexport building and maintaining large backend services on which the core freight forwarding business (shipping goods from point A to point B, anywhere in the world) depended. Prior to Flexport, I worked on improving internal documentation with the General Services Adminstration (as a Coding it Forward Civic Digital Fellow); advocated for -- and began building -- a more robust computing ethics curriculum at UIUC; and developed software for a number of Chicago startups and organizations. I received my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).


dylanirlbeck on Twitter, GitHub, and LinkedIn. I also welcome emails.