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Jennifer Pahlka
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  • Founder and Executive Director of Code for America.
  • Former US Deputy Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama.
  • Innovator of government technology and pioneer of tech-savvy philanthropy.

Jennifer Pahlka is the Founder and Executive Director of non-profit organization Code for America. Described by the Washington Post as, “the technology world’s equivalent of the Peace Corps or Teach for America,” Code for America is a network of thousands of tech-savvy volunteers who technologically renovate existing government systems and websites. These volunteers also create new programs that help feed the hungry, reduce unnecessary incarceration, and redesign workforce training.

After Pahlka graduated from Yale University, she started her career in tech at CMP Media, where she oversaw the fast growth of the company for eight years. She went on to become the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association and later the Co-Chair and General Manager of the Web 2.0 events for TechWeb, where she created the Web 2.0 Expo. From 2013 to 2014, she was the Deputy Chief of Technology Officer for the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the position, she led the way as a pioneer of government innovation in technology, helping found the United States Digital Service.

Pahlka has been recognized for her groundbreaking work in government and technology with awards such as MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society Award, and the National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award.

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Jennifer Pahkla will demonstrate how the government can be innovative and utilize advanced technology, and she will show you exactly how it is being done right now. Pahkla's non-profit organization Code for America brings together thousands of volunteers with skills in coding and technology. Together, they improve government services and websites to be more efficient and accessible, and create new programs that are designed to improve the lives of Americans.

Pahkla is captivating and inspiring as she shows you how to join the movement of technological innovation in government. She shares her invaluable expertise on the subject, as well as the wisdom gained from her many years as a major leader in technology, wowing audiences with her groundbreaking goals for government. Pahkla opens doors you had never thought existed, and behind them she reveals the path to innovation and a vision of an accessible, transparent, and citizen-oriented future.

Popular Keynotes:

  • Coding the Next Chapter of American History
  • Coding a Better Government
  • Web 2.0
  • Civic Engagement, for Good

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