Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States under CTO Todd Park from June 2013 to June 2014 and helped found the U.S. Digital Service. She has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards: she was named one of Politico’s 2013 Top 50 Politicos to Watch, the Oxford Internet Institute awarded her the 2012 Internet and Society Award, Government Technology named her one of 2011’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public Sector Innovation and the Huffington Post named her the top Game Changer in Business and Technology the same year. She spent eight years at CMP Media where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com and the Independent Games Festival. Previously, she ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media, and co-chaired the successful Web 2.0 Expo. Jennifer’s early career was spent in the non-profit sector. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Oakland, Calif. with her daughter and eight chickens.