Jennifer Pahlka

Code for America appoints Amanda Renteria as new CEO

by • 2 months ago

Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka is succeeded by Amanda Renteria, former chief of staff to Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Hundreds pledge to help state, local government solve coronavirus challenges

by • 3 months ago

A consortium of technologists and business leaders have formed a coalition called the U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19 to help state and local governments solve challenges on the fly.

New York State launches digital services office

by • 4 months ago

The New York State Digital Service will recruit cohorts of mid-career professionals in 18-month tours to improve government's digital services.

Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

by • 5 months ago

After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.

Code for America chief Jennifer Pahlka to step down Jan. 31

by • 5 months ago

Pahlka, who previously announced the organization's search for a new executive director, will remain a consultant and member of its board of directors.

Colorado's new Digital Service agency aims at 'user-centered' projects

by • 9 months ago

The Colorado Digital Service will be modeled on the U.S. Digital Service, with "digital service experts" hired for short-term stints with the state government, Gov. Jared Polis said.

Code for America's pot-conviction clearance program heads to Illinois

by • 10 months ago

Cook County will use an automation tool to identify criminal records eligible to be overturned under Illinois' new marijuana legalization law.

Code for America's founder wants to defend democracy with user-centered design

by • 2 years ago

Jennifer Pahlka says American government has the tools to function more effectively and fairly — it just needs "a little help."

Don't despair over Trump policies, civic tech leader says

by • 3 years ago

Code For America founder Jennifer Pahlka says technologists should continue serving government and put the mission of improved citizen services ahead of partisan politics.