We believe that it's never been easier to use digital technology to tackle some of the world's toughest social and environmental challenges.
Tech for Good London is a meetup group that brings together hackers, coders, developers and designers with people who really understand a social problem and want to build digital solutions to social and environmental challenges.
Inequalities are more pronounced than ever. COVID-19 has only exacerbated existing inequalities, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest and putting a spotlight on economic inequality and fragile social safety nets overall.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Reducing inequality requires transformative change, and this meetup shines a light on some of the tech for good organisations making moves so everyone has the chance for a better life.
Join us on October 27th to learn more about the role tech can play in reducing inequalities. We’ll be kicking off at 5:30pm and hearing talks, provocations and discussions.
We’ll be hearing from three speakers. Our first confirmed speaker is Nat Whalley, founder of Organise. Organise is a campaigning platform facilitating workplace activism. During the pandemic, their membership massively grew and won major campaigns against nationwide employers for fairer working conditions.
Our second speaker is Chris Ashworth, Head of Public Benefit at Nominet and instigator of the Devices Dot Now donations scheme partnership, and its successor, Reboot, which is working to combat the growing digital divide that's been writ large by the pandemic. He'll share the emerging picture of COVID's impact on the digitally excluded and the social and public sector organisations supporting them, and how we might reimagine our approach to digital inclusion.
We'll end with our usual community announcements slot, which is your chance to promote an ask or an offer to the community - be it a job ad, request for prototype testers, plea for volunteers or funding, offer of support, whatever! If you’d like to share yours in advance with the organisers, email us at [masked].
We charge £3 (+VAT) to help manage numbers, which goes towards the cost of running the event. We don't want this to become a barrier to attendance, so please get in touch via Meetup messages or directly via [masked] if this causes a problem for you. If you need a VAT receipt please email [masked].
We’ll follow up with more details and speaker announcements, but we hope to see you online!