Eyeo2012 – Jennifer Pahlka
“Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society Award, and the National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award. She spent eight years at CMP Media, where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Independent Games Festival. Previously, she ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media. She is a graduate of Yale University.” This is the website for code of america:
I appreciate one that she is a woman in tech. She also works to bridge the gap with the government and technology advancements. By using crowd sourcing, she bridges the gap between policy making and data driven information.Jennifer talks about how Code for America re-thinks, and re-makes our interactions with government, and why. I admire her approach to making design applicable to all aspects. Theres several areas where design can be used to make experiences more efficient. This is clearly one of them.
Its important for our government to be well informed. Tech can take away the lengthy process for the government to access information.