Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

Jennifer Pahlka is founder and executive director of Code for America, a nonprofit that aims to make government work better in the digital age. In 2013 and 2014, she was deputy chief technology officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she helped start the US Digital Service. Previously, she worked at CMP Media, running the Game Developers Conference and Game Developer magazine, and at Tech Web, helping run the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events. Known for her TED talk, “Coding a Better Government,” Pahlka’s honors include MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society Award, and National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award.

Videos/Audio of Jennifer Pahlka

Join Dan Porterfield and Kitty Boone in kicking off the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Featuring conversations with Jeffrey... See more
How will government survive without the skill of tech superstars among its ranks? Jen Pahlka’s Code for America was... See more
How we engage our citizens in the future will be a marker for the strength of our communities and, ultimately, our... See more
Mike Bracken, Tim O'Reilly and Jennifer Pahlka discuss Delivering Government as a Platform. See more
To celebrate its 25th year of bringing economics to life, American Public Media’s "Marketplace" is hitting the road.... See more
Government is what we do together. How disruptive can digital technology be to actually make it work better? See more