Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she co-founded the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including the Oxford Internet Institute's Internet and Society Award, MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, and National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award.

My 2016 Wish List

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Like most folks, I have a list of resolutions for the new year, some of them personal, some professional. But I also have a wish list for others, a list of things I would like to see in the world that would make the work… Continue Reading

Remembering Jake Brewer

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Our friend and former colleague Jake Brewer died this weekend. He was riding to raise funds to beat cancer when he lost control of his bike and was hit by a car. Many of us in the Code for America community are mourning his loss,… Continue Reading

Thank you, Mike Bracken

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Today, Mike Bracken announced he is leaving his role as the head of the Government Digital Service in the U.K. The first era of successful government digital transformation has ended. Mike changed my life, and I’d like to take a moment to thank him. I… Continue Reading

My Own Fellowship Year

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Other than being a parent and a partner, Code for America has been the most important thing in my life for the past three years. I can’t imagine that it won’t remain so for many years to come. It’s challenging, and inspiring work, and I’m… Continue Reading