Full Interview: Jennifer Pahlka on Code for America


Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America, which she describes as a "Peace Corps for Geeks". Fellows spend a year working with city governments to develop technology.

Nora speaks with Jennifer about meshing technology and public service, especially when governments are known for being bureaucratic and slow, and technological innovation is all about the opposite - being fast, limber and cutting edge. So how to navigate that obvious culture clash?

You can hear the full, uncut interview below, or download the MP3. [runs 17:24]

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If  you like this interview, you may also be interested in this conversation Nora has with Tom Steinberg on transparency in government.

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