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Fast Company | 11.20.18

Want to build tech for good? Understand people’s needs first

Wilneida Negron

Data & Society 2015-2016 Fellow Wilneida Negron connects her past social work to her current work as a political scientist and technologist.

“We are at the cusp of a new wave of technological thinking, one defined by a new mantra that is the opposite of Zuckerberg’s: ‘Move carefully and purposely, and embrace complexity.’ As part of this wave, a new, inclusive, and intersectional generation of people are using technology for the public interest. This new wave will help us prepare for a future where technical expertise coexists with empathy, humility, and perseverance.”

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