Creating a Strong Public Interest Technology Project

Public Interest Technology refers to the study and application of technology expertise to advance the public interest, generate public benefits, promote the public good. All successful PIT projects also have a strong diversity, equity, and inclusion lens applied to the work.

This hour-long session will explore how to design a PIT project that addresses DEI in a meaningful way. Attendees will hear about examples of PIT projects that center communities, and describe specific activities and actions that strong PIT projects incorporate to bring a strong DEI lens to the work.

Afua Bruce (@afua_bruce), Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and co-author of The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World is excited to present Creating a Strong Public Interest Technology Project.

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