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Pamela Martineau

Pamela Martineau

Contributing Writer

Pamela Martineau is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine. She moved to Portland in 2019 after a 30-year stint living and working in California. A UC Berkeley graduate, Pamela worked at numerous daily newspapers including The Sacramento Bee. As a freelance writer, she has written about health care, education, technology, climate change, and water issues. She has two adult sons and a mischievous cocker spaniel.

Women make up only about one-quarter of the tech workforce, and even less are in gov tech leadership roles. Creating an inclusive environment and developing talent pipelines are key to changing that.
California has led the way as state legislatures grapple with how to protect the vast amount of data citizens share online every day. In the absence of federal policy, a variety of tactics are being explored in states.
At the turn of the millennium, technologists envisioned a future world of autonomous vehicles, online voting and high-flying drones. How does the state of tech in 2020 compare to predictions made on the cusp of Y2K?
Small, medium and large cities share how open data efforts are evolving in their communities.
Some estimates have pegged the fraud in the California Redemption Value program at anywhere from $50 million to $200 million annually in losses for CalRecycle over the years.