2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

How Government Fails and How You Can Fix It

Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 5-6
110 E 2nd St

It's not just healthcare.gov. Why do US taxpayers still pay hundreds of millions of dollars for websites that should cost thousands (and often don’t work)? The real reasons may surprise you. For government to work in the 21st century, it must become competent – even great – at digital. The bad news is that no one is going to do that for us. It’s the job of the American people. The good news is that it’s now possible, and the most rewarding work you’ll ever do.


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Jennifer Pahlka at SXSW

Jennifer Pahlka


Code for America

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. ...

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Mikey Dickerson


United States Digital Service


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