While the subtle differences between similar words might not seem consequential, the truth is that language has real implications for development work.
There’s a new kid coming to next year’s South by Southwest conference—Cities.
As humans, we can’t stop implicit bias—so as researchers, we need to account for it. Here are 3 bias-aware practices from Reboot’s experts.
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Emily Herrick will join the Sunlight Foundation’s Tactical Data Engagement webinar on September 19th at 1pm EDT. The webinar launches the foundation’s guide for facilitating open data, which shows how governments can implement community-driven open data interventions. Emily will share lessons from Reboot’s NYC open data user research as part of the kickoff conversation, alongside April Urban, Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University, and Kara Kratowicz, Data Projects Coordinator at the City of Madison, WI. Register for the webinar here, and follow along at #TacticalData.
In partnership with the MacArthur Foundation’s On Nigeria program, Reboot will host Nigeria’s leading media practitioners and experts in Lagos for a 3-day workshop on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. The bootcamp-style convening, featuring pitch competitions, ecosystem mapping, and master class sessions, seeks to build a practitioner community focused on covering corruption in Nigeria’s power and education sectors through an ecosystems lens. Follow along at #AABootcamp
Asch Harwood will be a lecturer for TechChange’s online course Mobiles for International Development. The course, held from August 14th to September 8th, explores successful applications of mobile phone use that facilitate economic transactions, support public health campaigns, and connect learners to educational content. Learn more and register to take the class here.
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