Solo Talk: 5 Myths Keeping Diverse People From Tech

In a decades long career that has vacillated between social service and tech start up, I have observed 5 key beliefs that prevent a wider array of people from seeing a place for themselves in tech. In this talk I debunk these myths and discuss why it is not only advantageous, but IMPERATIVE that we smash them. Then I propose a landscape in which these “two” sectors are seen as natural extensions of each other, and make a case for why this is not only the key to diversity in tech, but to uncovering our best social innovation.