In a hidden message on the White House website, Biden asks programmers

The recently updated website for President Joe Biden’s White House contained an invitation for tech specialists skilled enough to find it.

Hidden in the HTML code at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ was an invitation to join the United States Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House. “If you’re reading this, we need your help to rebuild better,” the message said.

Former President Barack Obama launched the service in 2014 to recruit technicians to help renew government services, such as by modernizing Medicare’s payment system or reforming hiring practices between government agencies. Tech specialists join the digital service for one or two years.

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  • The recently updated website for President Joe Biden’s White House contained an invitation for tech specialists skilled enough to find it. Hidden in the HTML code at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ was an invitation to join the United States Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House.
  • In a hidden message on the White House website, Biden asks programmers