You're Invited to our summit this Wednesday!
Join us online for the Responsible Tech University Summit
🔥We have assembled 27 speakers for our online summit this Wednesday and we’d love for you to join us.
All Tech Is Human is committed to building the Responsible Tech pipeline; making it more diverse, multidisciplinary, and aligned with the public interest. That’s why on Wednesday we are bringing the community together to shed light on the ecosystem, education journeys & career paths, and actionable ways for your to get involved! We have structured this exciting day to share resources, better understand the movement, and have ample time for you to connect with a diverse range of others who deeply care about co-creating a better tech future!
Panels include: Students Breaking into Responsible Tech, The Responsible Tech Movement in Academia, Responsible Tech Unicorns: Practitioners working to build a better tech future, and Student Education Journeys in a Multidisciplinary World.
We are are looking for a few individuals to help take notes throughout the summit that can be shared with the community (for those who can’t make the gathering). If you would like to help out for an hour or the full day, let us know at Hello / AllTechIsHuman.org
⌛It’s your last chance to join our HX (Human Experience) Working Group. We’re exploring ways to improve digital spaces + our overall human experience online.
This Friday we will be having another gathering for our HX Working Group, which features a broad range of over 155 people who are helping piece together the people, organizations, and ideas related to the HX concept (watch the explainer video here). Read more about HX in this recent CNN piece and this Op-Ed about HX from TechCrunch.
Our working group will be putting out a community resource in late January that will feature a range of profile interviews. Do you know of someone we should interview? Let us know!
🎓We keep learning from our Responsible Tech University Ambassadors.
“What is the biggest hurdle you have had so far in getting involved in the Responsible Tech movement?”
“The challenges up against Responsible Tech can feel colossal and insurmountable. Thus the biggest challenge in getting involved is just taking the first step and overcoming the paralysis that results from feeling overwhelmed by the problem.” -Anna Daley-Gibson, Barnard College, Columbia University
“Lack of formal education & training programs - many jobs in responsible tech are either professorships or advisory roles, both of which require a number of years of experience in the field. Finding a responsible tech internship program at a major company is rare if not impossible.” -Bobby Zipp, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University
“It can be very easy for people who are established in their fields to have a very strong sense of what “counts” as contributions within it. I think that breaks down a lot of the conversations that need to be had with interdisciplinary work, such as tech deployed in many very impactful settings.” -Jennifer Chien, University of California, San Diego
“Collaboration around a specific centralised or focused goal. To really achieve something, measurable outcomes are necessary and the term or field of technology is so vast that it is difficult to become involved in something that is a bit fluffy with no set work plan or strategy to work towards a focused or impactful end result.” -Marietjie Botes, University of Luxembourg
“It’s been difficult to find localized Responsible Tech movements in Toronto in general but it’s been impossible to find groups that are specifically working on creating safer and more inclusive online spaces.” -Poe Han Thar Kyaw, University of Toronto
😎Some cool happenings in Responsible Tech
🤯 Our minds were blown with the response in our last newsletter to the funding we have received to expand our non-profit in 2022. This post on LinkedIn about the funding has featured over 105 comments from the Responsible Tech community and been seen over 30k times so far.
👍Are you between 18-25 years old and willing to create campaigns and design solutions to address the youth mental health crisis through digital wellbeing and responsible technology? Then you should check out the LookUp Startup Innovation Challenge!
"I co-founded LookUp because we need youth solutions, voices and advocacy working toward a healthier, inclusive and responsible digital world. We back that belief with grants and funding of up to $2500 so your ideas and innovations are possible. Please check out LookUp's StartUp Innovation Challenge here, and reach out to me, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We need you."
🌍 Pearlé Nwaezeigwe, who spoke at our summit in September and is featured in our Responsible Tech Guide, is planning a gathering in Lagos, Nigeria about tech policy. Want to help?
“Hello I’m Pearle Nwaezeigwe, the Policy Manager at Tiktok. I have a legal background and made a pivot into the role that changed my life has helped me make an impact. Trust and safety is still a growing unknown field and the past year I have used my platform to educate people about it. I have organized 10+ webinars and educated young professionals to land careers beyond technical roles. On December (18th), I’ll be organizing an in person event in Nigeria, my home country. This event will be hosting young professionals who also made a similar pivot to trust and safety. Currently seeking sponsorship (marketing and financial). Thank you!”
📅 Data & Society has extended its deadline to apply to participate in their academic workshop, The Social Life of Algorithmic Harms! You now have until December 3rd to submit your application for this workshop that is taking place in March 2022.
🌱We are growing in 2022 to help build the Responsible Tech pipeline. By improving the types of people involved in our tech future, we can improve our tech future.
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