Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka
Executive Director, Code for America

Website | @pahlkadot

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for
America, which is dedicated to the idea that government can work for
the people, by the people, in the 21st century. She is an Ashoka
fellow, and received the Internet and Society Award from the Oxford
Internet Institute in 2012. Government Technology named her one of
2011’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public Sector Innovation and the
Huffington Post named her the top Game Changer in Business and
Technology the same year. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a
Better Government, and is a frequent speaker. Previously, she ran the
Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly
Media, and co-chaired the successful Web 2.0 Expo. She is a graduate
of Yale University and lives in Oakland, Calif. with her daughter and
eight chickens.

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Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America)
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We may feel the weight of how hard change is in government, and sometimes lose faith that it's possible, but the next generation believes it can happen and is expecting us to do something about it. They're also expecting us to let them do something about it. Let's either rise to the challenge they are offering, or get out of the way and let them do it. Read more.
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