Yes, founder Jen Pahlka figured that instead of talking about how government should change, you have to demonstrate how to do it. The key output of Code for America is not apps, it’s culture change. The teams tackle projects that officials have been told will take years and cost millions, and they do it in six weeks. The people in government wind up asking, “What’s wrong with us?” It makes an impact.
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