David Recordon

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David Recordon
Taken 2009-04-01 by Brian Solis
Born (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 33)
OccupationFormer Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Information Technology (White House)

David Recordon (born September 4, 1986, in Portland, Oregon), aka "daveman692",[1][2] is a technologist with an open standards and open source background[3] currently residing in San Francisco working as the Vice President of Infrastructure and Security at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. On March 19, 2015 he was appointed to the newly created role of Director of White House Information Technology by U.S. President Barack Obama.[4] Through this role, he drove major technology modernization efforts ranging touching nearly every aspect of the White House.[5]

Recordon was formerly employed as an Open Platforms Tech Lead at blogging company Six Apart and more recently as a Facebook Engineering Director.[6]

Recordon is best known for his involvement in development and popularization of OpenID and OAuth[7].

In 2007, Recordon became the youngest recipient of the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award.[6][8]


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  2. ^ "David Recordon (@daveman692) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ O'Dell, J. "Facebook opens up about open-source software". Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ Breckenridge, Anita. "President Obama Names David Recordon as Director of White House Information Technology". Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  5. ^ Shear, Michael. "Technology Upgrades Get White House Out of the 20th Century". Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b David Recordon - Person President and Director @ Open Web Foundation. CrunchBase. Retrieved on 2014-05-23.
  7. ^ Hammer, Eran. "History". Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards - Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2011-09-17.