Towards Inclusive Tech: What Can We Learn from the Google Memo Controversy?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
5:10 pm to 6:00 pm

For School of Information students, alumni, faculty, staff, and scholars.

A conversation about issues of diversity and inclusion in the wake of the “Google memo” by James Damore.


  • Sasha Volkov (MIMS 2017), User Experience Researcher at YouTube & Google

  • Reema Naqvi (MIMS 2017)

  • Daniel Wei-Hsuan Chen (MIMS 2017), Data Scientist at Autodesk

  • Professor Steve Weber (moderator)

This event will be a constructive opportunity for our community to come together to examine what we can learn from this controversy, and what the tech sector in general and the I School specifically can do better going forward. Our alumni will reflect on their recent transition from graduate school to industry and speak about how their personal experiences at the I School did (or did not) help them manage tensions around issues of inclusiveness.

Last updated:

August 25, 2017