Happy New Year and welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast!
It is a brand new year filled – so far – with the same kind of awful as 2020. I guess a consistent level of horror is better than a rollercoaster of horror?
In this episode, we’ll be talking about LGBTQ+ arrests in Egypt, an increase in donations to charities in the US, Google scraping the barrel of evil and finding out that it just keeps on giving and also a heartwarming story about a robot dog in an apocalyptic wasteland. Oh, and a new rant about partnerships in the tech for good sector.
Our special guest this week is Human rights centred and humanitarian designer. Eriol Fox!
A multi-skilled designer with 9+ years of experience in the design industry across in-house roles, Eriol actively works to make tech and design more inclusive .
This week’s topics:
Stat of the week:
Charity news of the week:
Tech news of the week:
Google ends 2020 "well" - Reuters
But it's staff continue to try and change things - The Verge
(and as promised by Bex, the Boston Dynamics Scottish Department)
If you’re a designer curious about Open Source software, join Eriol discussing Open Source Design projects at opensourcedesign.net.
Ben is looking for talent to join the team at Reason Digital reasondigital.com/career-opportunities.
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