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Calling All PIT Students!

Do you want to use your skills in technology to drive social impact? Do you want to turn your passion for public interest technology (PIT) into digital storytelling?

If that’s you, we invite you to enter the PIT-UN 2022 summer Student Video Contest and win up to $1,000. What you need to do is create a short video (max. 90 seconds) to show what PIT means to you and how you inject your passion and creativity into the field to help and activate your community.

Deadline for submission: July 6th. 

PIT Student Contest
PIT Student Contest

What is Public Interest Technology?

At its heart, Public Interest Technology (PIT) helps us better understand people’s needs, so that we can better deliver services and resources. PIT means using your socio-technical skills and knowledge to develop benefits and tools for the public. Members of the Public Interest Technology University Network are working together to grow the field by developing new courses, degree programs, research projects and experiential learning opportunities that will build career pathways across all sectors. Future public interest technologists include traditional technologists like data scientists, designers, computer scientists as well as entrepreneurs, advocates, and policymakers. Learn more about PIT and student projects below:

Contest Prizes

First prize will receive $1,000, second prize will receive $750, and third prize will receive $500. Winners will be  notified  in late July. Winning videos will be featured in the September issue of PIT UNiverse and at the PIT-UN convening on Oct. 28-29 in NYC.