Tech Activism: More Than a Hashtag

Mar 12, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm CT
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We talk a lot about how technology makes our lives easier, but rarely about how it helps people get involved in causes they are extremely passionate about even if they can’t be physically present. More and more technology platforms are becoming conduits for people to speak and act as advocates for what they believe. GitHub, the code hosting platform for developers, and Instagram give coders and photographers, respectively, ways to use their skills to show support for issues and bring to light issues affecting the world through code and photos. Hear stories from the companies and organizations that are using technology to impact some of the biggest issues of today.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner