Readings and events from the PIT UNiverse
Responsible Tech Summit, organized by the All Tech Is Human. A virtual gathering for those focused on reducing the harms of technology, diversifying the tech pipeline, and ensuring that technology is aligned with public interest (Sept. 15).
The BKC Fall 2021 Virtual Open House is an opportunity to learn about the work and themes explored at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. There will be opportunities to learn about specific projects in breakout rooms (Sept. 21).
Unfinished Live is convening technologists, journalists, thought leaders, artists, and changemakers to tackle one of the most consequential opportunities of our time: harnessing ethical digital tech to build a more equitable and sustainable future for all (Sept. 23-24).
Digital Redlining: The Broadband Gap’s Dirty Secret, a webinar hosted by CITRIS Research Exchange at the University of California. Hosted by Shara Tibken, managing editor of CNET News, this event focuses on the historical reasons for broadband inequity (Sept. 29).
Doing Inclusive Design: From GenderMag to InclusiveMag, a webinar hosted by CITRIS Research Exchange at the University of California. Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State university, discusses how to develop inclusive technology, through the lens of two of her methods for generating inclusive technology (Oct. 6).
A BETTER TECH, the 2021 NYU Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair, is a virtual hands-on event for professionals, researchers and students interested in creating a better world through technology (Oct. 14-15).
A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part I. From #UKnowUrBlackWhen to #BlackLivesMatter, how a loose online network became a pop culture juggernaut, an engine of social justice, and a lens into the future. Read the three-part series on Wired.com.
The U.S. Digital Corps, a new two-year fellowship launched by the Biden Administration, is recruiting early-career technologists to contribute to high-impact efforts across the federal government. This program will work to advance the Administration priorities of coronavirus response, economic recovery, cybersecurity, and streamlining government services.
Guide To Responsible Tech: How To Get Involved & Build A Better Tech Future. This guide is a comprehensive look at the vibrant responsible tech ecosystem. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals, readers can access a mix of advice, career profiles, education journeys, and organizations in the space.
Reimagining Nuclear Engineering. Co-authored by Denia Djokić, a faculty affiliate at the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at PIT-UN member University of Michigan, this piece looks at the ethical and social underpinnings of the field of nuclear engineering and asks how to move the field forward in our current society.
The Partnership for Public Service recently announced the second class of the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative™ – a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. Apply to join the next cohort by November 5th.
TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellowship Webinar. Learn what it’s really like to serve as a technologist in Congress from panelists who discuss what led them to apply for a TechCongress fellowship, how their experiences in Congress measured up to their expectations, the impact they made through their fellowship, and what being a civic technologist means to them.
The Received Wisdom Podcast: Episode 19: Climate Change, Vaccines, AI, and the Lure of Technochauvinism featuring Meredith Broussard. Join Dr. Shobita Parthasarathy and Dr. Jack Stilgoe as they talk to thinkers and doers from around the world about developing and governing science and technology to make the world a better place.
A Look Into the Near Future: Opportunities in Public Interest Technology. The Public Interest Technology at Penn (PIT@Penn) student group brought together a panel of recent college alumni who have experience in navigating the challenging world of public interest technology to discuss their experiences in criminal justice, cryptology, environmental sustainability, and more.
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