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The Tech Cultures that Come Next - Round table with Afua Bruce, Greg Bloom, and Amy Sample Ward

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How do we imagine the future of work in open data, open software, and public interest technology? What frameworks will we use to guide how we develop skills, build institutions, and facilitate exchange?Join an intimate conversation with leading public interest technologists that explores different approaches to articulating values, ethics, principles for open work and then moving from those intentions to practice.


GREG BLOOM is the founder of Open Referral, which is promoting open access to information about the health, human, and social services available to people in need. He is a strategic advisor on community resources and engagement for the Gravity Project. He is also a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s Ostrom Workshop on the Commons. Previously, Greg managed communications for Bread for the City in DC.

AFUA BRUCE is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her career has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, the White House, the FBI, and IBM. Afua has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, as well as an MBA.

AMY SAMPLE WARD believes that technology should be accessible and accountable to everyone, especially communities historically and systemically excluded from the digital world. They are the CEO of NTEN, a nonprofit creating a world where missions and movements are more successful through the skillful and equitable use of technology. Amy’s second book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere, was a Terry McAdam Book Award finalist.

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The Tech Cultures that Come Next

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