November 9, 2016

Code For America product lead Alan Williams on bringing government into the 21st century

About the podcast:

Code for America product lead Alan Williams shares the great work he and his team are doing with Code for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to bring government into the 21st century government. He discusses mobile-first government programs like food stamps. If you’re intrigued and would like to get involved, this will get you over the edge.

About the guest:

Alan is a product manager and designer dedicated to creating software that delivers public services with dignity and ease.  He currently leads product on Code for America’s SNAP team. They have a big mission: to radically improve the experience of applying for and receiving food stamps in California. Prior to that Alan helped found Neighborland, one of the first civic tech startups. He led Community on the product, which aims to radically improve the public engagement process.


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