Author & consultant Sara Wachter-Boettcher will give a talk based on her new book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, & Other Threats of Toxic Techa revealing look at how tech industry biases & blind spots get baked into the digital products we use every day. Shell discuss where tech has gone wrong, why public backlash is coming (and thats a good thing), & how all of us working in the field can be part of the solution.
Copies of Technically Wrong will be available for purchase at the event.
BioSara Wachter-Boettcher is a Philly-based content strategy & user experience consultant who has worked on the web since 2005. As the principal of Rare Union, shes led projects & facilitated workshops for Fortune 100 corporations, education & research institutions, & startups. She is the co-author, with Eric Meyer, of Design for Real Life from A Book Apart, & the author of Content Everywhere from Rosenfeld Media. Technically Wrong (W.W. Norton) is her first mainstream book.
What to bringYourselves! Food & drink will be provided, including veggie, vegan & gluten-free options.
Agenda6:30-7:00 - Food & Mingling7:00 - Talk by Sara
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