Founder and Executive Director of Code for America, Jennifer Pahlka is a rock star role model for innovators everywhere. She’s worn and continues to wear an impressive array of hats: recipient of government fellowships, entrepreneur, mother, tech enthusiast, US Deputy CTO in the White House, and more. We were lucky enough to have her stop by Adafruit and chat earlier this year! Pahlka is also the co-founder of the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, nearby to where she lives with her family in Oakland, California.
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. 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.
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