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

February 18, 2020

As Jennifer Pahlka moves on from her role as Code for America’s chief executive, the nonprofit she founded a decade ago now includes 25,000 fellows and volunteers nationwide. She says she isn’t worried about the organization’s ability to continue improving how state and local governments use technology. Its 85 brigades, she said, comprised of hundreds of civic-minded technologists, have enough momentum to continue showing government how to provide social services more efficiently and to make those services accessible to more people. Showing government how its done, however, was only the first half of her vision.

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