Abhi Nemani is a writer, speaker, organizer, and technologist. For the past four years, he has helped build the national non-profit, Code for America, a technology organization dedicated to reinventing government for the 21st century. Abhi has led CfA’s strategic development, including the development of multiple new initiatives designed for scaling the organization's impact, including the launch of a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator and a collaborative network for hundreds of government innovators. Currently serving as Co-Executive Director, Abhi leads growth and product strategy. Prior to CfA, Abhi managed research teams at the Rose Institute of State of Local Government, and with Google, he pioneered an innovative strategy to leverage social media for consumer engagement. He graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Abhi's work has been featured in the New York Times, Government Technology, and Forbes, and he has been featured as a speaker at SxSW, the World Bank, and various universities and conferences around the world.

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Jen Pahlka to Keynote SXSW Interactive 2012


Today, we’re pleased to announce that CfA’s Founder and Executive Director, Jennifer Pahlka, will deliver the keynote address at the SXSW Interactive conference in March 2012. Given SXSW’s tremendous presence in the tech space, this should be a important opportunity for us to share our message and enlist more recruits into the CfA community.

Their announcement is available on SXSW.com and excerpted below.

Code for America’s Jennifer Pahlka to Inspire with SXSW Interactive Keynote
Challenging the tech community to change the world for the better is a big part of the core mission of SXSW Interactive. With this idea in mind, we are very excited to announce that Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, will be our keynote speaker for Tuesday, March 13…

We hope you’ll join us at 2pm on Tuesday, March 13 for this inspirational call to action.

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