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