Why Is This Idiot Running My Engineering Org?

Marianne Bellotti
8 min readAug 7, 2020

Fear, loathing and failing up in technology

This is one of my favorite USDS stories: Very quickly in my career at USDS I developed a reputation for being a person you could send out an SOS distress call to, not so much inside USDS itself but externally with contractors and different government partners. There’s a fair amount of backstabbing in the government, even in the civil service…

Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)