- Director of Solutions Engineering, Code for America
Michael Cowden is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Code for America, where he leads a team of technologists advising government stakeholders to find achievable human-centered solutions to challenges in the criminal legal and social safety net systems. He has been a member of several state task forces focused on automating the clearance of criminal records and currently serves as co-chair of the Technology Workgroup for Transform911. Prior to joining Code for America, Michael successfully led and developed large software projects across start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and the Federal Government. He holds a degree in Psychology and Computer Science from Towson University and currently resides in Washington, D.C.