Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Executive Director of Code for America

The Jennifer Palka keynotes focus on the topic of digital coding and how it aids governments in helping society. She is the Executive Director of Code for America, which is a not-for-profit organization. Palka holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in American studies.

The Huffington Post named her as the ‘2011 Gamechanger,’ due to her innovative approaches to reinventing government. As part of the ‘Google Gives Back’ program in 2011, Palka was given a $1.5 million dollar grant.

Prior to starting her organization, she worked for CMP Media for eight years, where she was responsible for leading the ‘Game Group.' Palka was also the executive director of the International Game Developers Association. Most notably, she acted as the co-chair and general manager at TechWeb, which is a partner of O'Reilly Media. Due to her vast experience in the tech world, the Jennifer Palka keynotes are sure to provide valuable insights.

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