TfGL2021 - S3 - Ep 3 - Protect the Data artwork
Tech for Good Live

TfGL2021 - S3 - Ep 3 - Protect the Data

  • S12E3
  • 49:56
  • July 11th 2021

Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact. You can tell we’ve been really effective as a podcast, because now nothing bad ever happens with technology. Out there, on the interwebs, everything is just fine.. Mission accomplished. Well done, Greg.

On today’s episode we’re talking about why women aren’t entering the tech industry. There's a positive story that involves football and crowdfunding, and Greg will be walking us through the NHS data breach.

Jonny Rae-Evans is on hosting duties, and he is joined by TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Faye Schofield

Our special guest is Chris Burns, Product Person who’s recently worked with The Department for Education and The English Institute of Sport. Chris is a regular mentor at Manchester Met Uni and Tech For Good Live’s Help A Charity initiative. He also co-organises the Deliver Sessions meetup.

This week’s topics:

Stat of the week 

In 2020, the number of girls choosing to study computer science GCSE was 16,919 – just over 21.4% of total entrants – compared with 61,540 boys - The Guardian

Charity news of the week

Crowdfunding to prove England fans are not all arseholes - The Independent

Tech news of the week

A new NHS data breach - The Independent

Judge dismisses Facebook antitrust case - Al Jazeera

And finally… 

Shopify remove costs for first million - Twitter / @harlyf


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