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The Government We Need: Code for America founder Jen Pahlka on how we can code a better government

Jen Pahlka
Photo: Code For America / Drew Bird

Government has historically been challenged in effectively leveraging technology to best serve the people. There are numerous, well-documented cases of public sector mishandling of technology projects, from the very public failed launch of Healthcare.gov to the many unseen, ineffective IT implementations that occur on a daily basis.

The Government We Need talks with Code for America founder Jen Pahlka about how technology can be a force for civic change.

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Bringing more diversity to elected office

Sarah Horvitz

The Government We Need talks with Run for Something’s Sarah Horvitz about the changing face of local politics and how we can bring more diversity into elected office.

Topics discussed:

  • What does diversity in government look like, and what impact can it have on society?
  • How can younger candidates find opportunities to run and get elected into public office?
  • Who are the successful candidates that have gone on to serve their communities and pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive government?

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