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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E22: Dan Noyes, Tech Goes Home

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Last week, Tech Goes Home Co-CEO Dan Noyes joined host Danielle Holly at Common Impact’s Skills for Cities for a Community Conversation on the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.

Cross-Sector Solutions for Digital Inclusion

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Happy International Internet Day! This week during Common Impact's Skills for Cities Fall 2021, CEO Danielle Holly moderated a Community Conversation exploring the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.

Connectivity for All Brazilian Farmers Is the Next Efficiency Leap

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  • Connected CNH Industrial equipment enables productivity gains of up to 20%.
  • The company is a leader of the ConectarAGRO Association, which aims to bring the internet to the countryside and remote regions of Brazil.

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  • Connected CNH Industrial equipment enables productivity gains of up to 20%.
  • The company is a leader of the ConectarAGRO Association, which aims to bring the internet to the countryside and remote regions of Brazil.

Rewarding Careers for Women in Tech

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by Acacia Carr, Web Developer and Author of Uncommon Creative

The future is fast upon us as the stuff of science fiction becomes our daily lives. Technology has evolved at a speed none could have predicted. Smart phones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, drones, Bitcoin, bots, Alexa…the rise of Big Tech, and the advent of AI. There is virtually no part of daily life on Earth that has not yet been hit by the sonic waves of the tech boom. How we live, connect, learn, transact, identify, express, sustain, and find our way has all changed in the blink of an eye.

Restoring Net Neutrality

By Hazel Henderson
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Who owns the internet?  The answer in the USA is “We all do”!  The internet research and invention was paid for by US taxpayers and then turned over to the private sector, becoming the basic platform today for our entire economy and society!  The same pattern of public and private ownership are intrinsic in our   mixed economy, and such issues recur, as with radio and television as I describe in “MEDIOCRACY 2.0: CORPORATE OWNERSHIP CHALLENGING FREE SPEECH”.

The Possibility Report: Changing the Way We Connect

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The second theme in The Possibility Report series, CONNECT explores the emerging technologies that can bring us closer together, even when we’re far apart (geographically and mentally), and bring more people into the loop.

Should We Turn Law Over to Robots?

How Can We Preserve the Modern Crime Scene?

How to Bring the Internet to Everyone

by Thomas Hedger, The Atlantic
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More internet access could mean everything to people in rural areas, and the way we could deliver it is something unexpected.

In our hyper-connected world, when the internet goes down, your ability to get things done goes down, too. For the 34 million Americans who don’t have access to high-speed broadband—23 million of whom live in rural America—that’s an everyday reality that is keeping them from taking advantage of the internet’s vast resources.

Beyond Ada: The Future Of Women In STEM

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Originally posted on Huffington Post

By Becky Plummer
Senior Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP in London

Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who’ve come before us. It’s also a day to look to the future.

Without more Women in Technology, the Year 2050 Could be our Most Backward in a Century

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Originally posted on the Telegraph

By BECKY PLUMMER
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT BLOOMBERG

From pacemakers to personal computers and the internet, there is no doubt that there has been more technological advancement in the last century than ever before in history.

Yet many of us struggle to think of an innovation pioneered by a woman.

What if There Were More Women in Tech?

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Originally posted on BBC.com

Becky Plummer, senior software engineer, Bloomberg

"The reality is that there is no shortage of innovations pioneered by women - not least the handheld syringe (Letitia Geer), gas central heating (Alice Parker), residential solar heating (Dr Maria Telkes), Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek), and even the foundations for wi-fi (Hedy Lamarr).

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