” If you are really interested in making government work, you should have the experience of working in government. “


” We can’t do without government, but we do need it to be more effective. “


” Right now, if you’re a talented developer or designer, government is what you go into if you can’t get a better job. “


” It’s really remarkable when you think about what we don’t like about government, we, the people created. So if we created it, we can also fix it. “


” We have this idea of bureaucracy in local government, and it’s generally things that we’re frustrated at. It doesn’t work the way we like it to work. “


” You might not think of something like TurboTax as a civic venture, but that product took a confusing interface to a government process and made it simpler and easier to use for citizens. “


” Government is supposed to be about how we do things together, and we can do that much more together if we use technology smartly right now. “


” Now, a lot of people have given up on government. And if you’re one of those people, I would ask that you reconsider, because things are changing. Politics is not changing, government is changing. “


” Government technology processes are mind-boggling long and complicated. A procurement process alone is typically two years, and that doesn’t account for the time required to actually build the product. “


” If there’s one thing government needs desperately, it’s the ability to quickly try something, pivot when necessary, and build complex systems by starting with simple systems that work and evolving from there, not the other way around. “



All 10 Jennifer Pahlka Quotes about Government in picture


If you are really interested in making government work, you should have the experience of working in government.
We can


Right now, if you
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We have this idea of bureaucracy in local government, and it
You might not think of something like TurboTax as a civic venture, but that product took a confusing interface to a government process and made it simpler and easier to use for citizens.
Government is supposed to be about how we do things together, and we can do that much more together if we use technology smartly right now.
Now, a lot of people have given up on government. And if you
Government technology processes are mind-boggling long and complicated. A procurement process alone is typically two years, and that doesn
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