We Must Fix Government Now: It's Up to Us


Jennifer Pahlka

Code for America

There's a small but growing alliance of public servants, technologists, and concerned citizens who recognize the fundamental threat to our democracy if we continue to let the machinery of government rot, and they're doing something about it. This movement has gone way beyond better websites. Today, user-centered, iterative practices are helping make government operations and policy get the outcomes we intend, and making government work on behalf of the people. And just when when we're on a roll, we face tougher questions about what a more effective and efficient government might mean in the Trump era.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session
Track: Government