Category: The Field Diversity Issue

Total 3 Posts

The Field Diversity Issue

Total 3 Posts

We need to empower a new generation of technologists who want to work for the public good

Public Interest Technology is not a luxury for only some universities, Andreen Soley writes. Instead, we need to create a broad-based network of universities to grow a civic technology field that reflects student demographic trends.   The demographics of high school graduates are shifting fast. Over the next 10-15 years, Hispanic high school graduates are

Why We Should Teach Public Policy Students More about Technology (and Coding)

What responsibility do universities have in preparing public policy students for a world increasing informed by data and technology? David Eaves, a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Ben McGuire, a Kennedy School student delve into this issue.   Over the last several years, a fascinating trend has emerged among students applying

You get better design when there’s a diverse representation of lived experiences

Lili Gangas is the Chief Technology Community Officer at the Kapor Center. She advises inclusive tech entrepreneurship projects and many initiatives in Oakland, such as the Oakland Startup Network, TechHire Oakland, and the Kapor Center Innovation Lab. We spoke with her about how to make the field more diverse and inclusive of people from varied