jennifer pahlka

jennifer pahlka bw

[oakland, ca]

Jennifer founded code for america in 2009

Coding a better government

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder of Code for America, which matches software geniuses with US cities to reboot local services.

government run more like the web itself – open, permissionless, generative…

government – at its core – what we do together that we can’t to alone – Tim O’Reilly



Watch @pahlkadot talk about hacking bureaucracy and bringing user needs front and center… @CATechnologies @CA_APJ


the api is the starting place… using people in community as the capacity..iterate over time.. where the people are..

hosting life bits… on block chain.. as the day..


via Tim

Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) tweeted at 6:08 PM on Fri, Feb 17, 2017:
This is an important post. I’m with Jen in Vietnam, experiencing the same wonder at past bad choices and hoping we don’t make them again.

we need to listen to each other – jen

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This is a lovely post from the big-hearted @pahlkadot, who sees and lives human values so truly

everyone has a story..wish they were home with their can i..

connect with me on this Jen: a nother way sans made-up money


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