The promise of data in the 21st century—to provide insight, to solve problems, to create opportunities—hits up every day against the reality of data in the public sector. We'll take a closer look at one of the areas where Code for America is making a difference in how government works: our public safety and criminal justice systems. Looking at real-world problems with massive implications for how our society functions (or doesn't), we'll get a glimpse into the enormous impact of working with public sector data.
Making Data Meaningful for 21st Century Government
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America, a national non-profit that works to prove that government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. In 2013-2014, she served as US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media, and before that, ran the Game Developers Conference and related properties. She 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.