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Sheba Najmi

Code for Pakistan
USA / États-Unis

Sheba Najmi is the Founder & Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a technology driven non-profit building a civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan. After nearly 7 years as a User Experience Lead at Yahoo!, Najmi joined the “peace corps of geeks” as a Code for America 2012 Fellow, where she led the development of Honolulu Answers, trained city employees, and organized the first ever civic write-a-thon in the US.  After that, Najmi drove the launch of Pakistan’s first Civic Hackathon and followed that with 3 others, in 4 cities across Pakistan. Code for Pakistan now runs a Peshawar Fellowship Program in partnership with the Government, 3 community groups called Civic Innovation Labs, a women and technology initiative, and is starting work on data journalism. 9 civic applications have been deployed so far, free for the community, one of which has given birth to a civic startup. Najmi holds MS and BS degrees in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.