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Department of Veteran’s Affairs names Craig’s List Founder as “nerd in residence”

The Department of Veterans Affairs - Craig Newmark “Nerd in Residence”

“Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark is a self-described nerd, as well as a pioneer of the Web, speaker, philanthropist, and a strong advocate of the use of technology for the public good. He joins the Center for Innovation as a Nerd-in-Residence to work with us in pursuing creative ways to bolster a customer service culture and capability at VA. In 1995 Mr. Newmark founded craigslist, which has become one of the world’s most-visited websites with around 50 billion page views per month. In 2011 he founded craigconnects, his personal Web-based initiative to stand up for organizations “getting stuff done” in areas Craig is passionate about. These include Veterans and military families, open government, public diplomacy, back-to-basics journalism and fact-checking, consumer protection, and technology for the public good.”

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