Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director
Code for America

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.