Your Job is Political: Tech Money in Politics

A session at Open Source Bridge 2015

Tuesday 23rd June, 2015

2:30pm to 3:15pm (PST)

Working as a developer has never been “just about writing code.” A new generation of activists are doing amazing work questioning who is allowed & encouraged to work in tech and how power structures are established and maintained in our field. As much as the personal is political, the old-fashioned political still is too, and companies and individuals made rich by the tech industry and by open source software have been making increasingly direct monetary incursions into U.S. politics. Let’s take a look at what policies & politicians our bosses, investors, users and contributors are buying at the local and state levels, with a specific focus on current changes in education policy and future moves in law enforcement. The goal isn’t to shame anyone or make any calls to action but to deepen our understanding of what ways the money our labor generates for other people is going towards changing the political fabric of our everyday lives

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Kelsey Gilmore-Innis

Chief Technical Officer, Callisto

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Time 2:30pm3:15pm PST

Date Tue 23rd June 2015

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