How Government Could Guide Tech’s Next Revolution
Tuesday, March 7 | 8:30 am - 9:20 am
Silicon Valley had its roots in the hippie movements of the 70s. Early developers sought to make the world a better place. Now, Twitter hosts thousands of trolls, fake news pops up on Facebook, and nearly any hiring or firing choice can be justified in the name of "growth." Github VP of Product Kakul Srivastava believes the tech industry has gone astray from its core mission and needs to find meaning again. Where will it find it? She's calling upon the public sector - government employees who know this country's challenges, citizens, and spaces so well - to bring tech back to meaningful work. Whether it's the environment, public safety, or education, Kakul asks you to teach and take the lead.