Thursday, March 8, 2012

jennifer pahlka


tim o'reilly - govt is what we do together that we can't do alone

politics is not changing, govt is changing

digital meeting physical
govt getting in on crowdsourcing

govt as platform - to help selves and help others

this other thing... this bureaucracy, where the real work of govt happens, we need to engage with the machinery of govt.

strengthening civil society... 
avg age of fellows 28..
have grown up taking their voices for granted.. not fighting over who gets to speak, they all get to speak. so they aren't all bent on speaking,, they are doing.

are we going to be a crowd of voices, or also a crowd of hands...?

marriage of this and school: collaboratory

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America, which works with talented web professionals and cities around the country to promote public service and reboot government. She spent eight years at CMP Media where she led the Game Group, responsible for GDC, Game Developer magazine, and; there she also launched the Independent Games Festival and served as executive director of the International Game Developers Association. Recently, she ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb and co-chaired the successful Web 2.0 Expo. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Oakland, CA with her daughter and six chickens.

peace corp for geeks