WITI Hall of Fame

2014 Inductees


Orna Berry Orna Berry
Corporate VP, Growth and Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence US & EMEA , EMC Corporation

Jennifer Pahlka Jennifer Pahlka
Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

Kim Polese Kim Polese
Chairman, ClearStreet

Kris Rinne Kris Rinne
Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.

Lauren States Lauren States
Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University



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Featured Profile


Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

Inducted in: 2014

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America, a non-profit organization that helps residents and governments harness technology to solve community problems.

Ms. Pahlka is known for her March 2012 TED talk, "Coding a Better Government." She is the recipient of several awards, including MIT's Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute's Internet and Society Award, and the National Democratic Institute's Democracy Award. She spent eight years at CMP Media, where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Independent Games Festival. Previously, Ms. Pahlka ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O'Reilly Media.

A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Pahlka's early career was spent in the non-profit sector. She is currently on a year's leave from Code for America, serving as Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under CTO Todd Park.