Jennifer Pahlka

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and executive director of Code for America; former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Born: December 27, 1969, Port Deposit, Maryland

Education: Yale University

Early Marker: Led the Game Group at CMP Media

Big Idea: How technology can improve civic life by simplifying and streamlining the delivery of municipal and state government services through open data, better procurement procedures and open-source apps.

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