Responsible Tech Summit on May 20th in NYC! Upcoming SF mixer & Public Interest Technology Career Fair
Plus our livestream tomorrow on Responsible Tech & Imposter Syndrome!
👋We’re busy putting together a Responsible Tech Summit for May 20th focused on improving digital spaces!
Please join us on Friday, May 20th for an all-day Responsible Tech Summit that will be a mix of fireside chats, panels, and networking. You can freely attend virtually, as all talks will be livestreamed. In addition, we have limited space for 120 individuals to attend in person in NYC at the Consulate General of Canada in New York (our event partner). If you would like to be considered for in-person attendance, or to receive the link to watch virtually, please fill out our Responsible Tech Summit interest form.
We are thrilled to start announcing some of our confirmed speakers, including Julie Inman Grant (eSafety Commissioner of Australia), Yael Eisenstat (democracy advocate, former national security advisor to VP Biden, founder of Kilele Global), Gabo Arora (renowned immersive artist, former UN diplomat), and many more to be announced shortly! Read about these incredible individuals below. We will be building off the work of our recent HX Report: Aligning Our Tech Future With Our Human Experience, along with our Improving Social Media report.
🚎If you are in the Bay Area, join us on April 27th for our tech policy mixer with the Tony Blair Institute! To be held at the Internet Archive
Is tech policy your jam?! Then this is the gathering for you to meet a wide range of passionate tech policy professionals committed to building a better tech future. This is an in-person gathering in San Francisco on Wed, April 27th from 6-8pm is being held at the Internet Archive, an old church that stores our digital history! All Tech Is Human and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change are putting together this mixer, so say hello to Dr. Karina Alexanyan (director of strategy) and David Ryan Polgar (founder & director) from All Tech Is Human if you can make it!
👍Attend our livestream this Wednesday about Responsible Tech & Imposter Syndrome!
Here at All Tech Is Human, we are committed to diversifying the pipeline and bringing in new voices. If you say the term “sociotechnical,” our ears perk up. We desperately need to expand the backgrounds and lived experiences that actively play a role in developing and deploying technology, but these “non-traditional” individuals often do not have a clear pathway into the ecosystem. This is exactly why our organization released the Responsible Tech Guide in the fall of 2020, our now flagship resource that gets a major overhaul every fall. Since our founding in 2018, we have had over 400 individuals interviewed in our reports or be speakers at our gatherings, so we are learning quite a lot about the ecosystem.
Join our livestream happening this Wednesday at 1pm EDT! The conversation, which will weave in your submitted questions and comments, will be recorded.
And for some continued support, schedule some time with All Tech Is Human’s Cate Gwin for office hours, join our Slack community of more than 2.9k people across the globe, take part in our mentorship program, attend an upcoming event or mixer, or join an upcoming open working group (that has both newbies and seasoned experts).
🎓We have an upcoming Public Interest Technology Career Fair on May 12th!
We are currently gathering hiring managers and recruiters interested in connecting with undergrad and graduate students for 10-minute 1-on-1 sessions and 30-minute group sessions virtually on Handshake for our upcoming FREE career fair (open to any undergrad & grad students with a Handshake account at a university within the US).
So if you are HIRING for a public interest technology role, or a student (or recent grad) looking for a role, fill out our interest form and join us on Thurs, May 12th from 2-5pm EDT / 11am-2pm! This career fair we are doing alongside Stanford, Pepperdine, and University of Washington is supported by New America’s Public Interest Technology University Network.
🤯We surpassed 5k followers…on LinkedIn. Yeah, we are proud nerds.
Sure, LinkedIn isn’t the platform that the media and the world’s richest person love to discuss, but we have connected with so many inspiring people and organizations there. Less CryptoPunks, more professionals. Follow along with our All Tech Is Human page, where we are regularly posting about articles, upcoming events, jobs, and more. Our livestreams also go directly to the page. Embrace your inner nerd with us!
😎Some cool happenings in Responsible Tech
"Figuring out how the Internet could and should be designed within our evolving networked society, according to all its stakeholders, begins with understanding the landscape we’re in. The Tow-Knight Center at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY launched its Initiative in Internet Studies this year, starting with an interdisciplinary “Designing the Internet” course, led by Jeff Jarvis and Doug Rushkoff. To elevate new research, critical social media perspectives, and news in international policy and regulation, I am both sharing and gathering a range of insights via its newsletter and survey. Visit their landing page and follow them on Twitter to learn, contribute and amplify all Internet stakeholder perspectives by subscribing to their newsletter." -Diara J. Townes, Tow-Knight Internet Initiative Research Associate
“Do you have an innovation that is reshaping digital spaces for young people? Our Accelerator at Headstream is at the forefront of supporting entrepreneurs with digital solutions that transform the way education, health, and social tech sectors prioritize the wellbeing of young people. Selected innovators for the 5-month Accelerator will receive a $40,000 stipend, an opportunity to co-create with youth, access to over 100 impact driven funders, and be part of of a cohort working to deconstruct the unjust system that exists for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and multi-hyphenate individuals in the technology sector. Apply now or reach out (Dani.Bicknell / secondmuse.com) with any questions.” -Dani Bicknell, Senior Program Manager at SecondMuse
✊Let’s co-create a better tech future.
-All Tech Is Human | Write us at Hello / AllTechIsHuman.org
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