When most of us think about technology we think about huge projects and big sweeping changes. Maybe it’s the fact that over the last 20 years we’ve seen technology move at what seems like light speed and revolutionize most of our day to day lives but make no mistake about it technology development is a hard painstaking process. Sitting down and chatting with Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka really drove that point home.
In our chat Jennifer she talked about why Code for America has started on such a small scale and focused in at the local level of government level and how that’s led to accomplishing two extremely important goals: rebuilding government trust and creating direct interaction with citizens and stakeholders.
The Tech Revolution Start With Local – Part 1 by cdorobek
Honestly before our chat with Jennifer I never really thought about why starting tech movements at a local level was a better option than the grandiose. As the interview went on Jennifer expanded on why she’s believes the microscope approach is the way tech can really start to change government.
The Tech Revolution Starts With Local – Part 2 by cdorobek
What’s a small scale tech change in your city that you think has real potential?