Exploring Outreach Strategies for the Technology Sector

Date: 14 October 2021

Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm EST 

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Learn about the public interest technology sector and gain valuable outreach strategies to better engage technologists working in the sector.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of ‘public interest technology;” what is it and how do technologists in this industry space engage in global standards development.

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Event Summary

In this virtual tutorial, Mallory Knodel, CTO at the non-profit Center for Democracy & Technology, will provide an overview of ‘public interest technology;” what is it and how do technologists in this industry space engage in global standards development. Mallory identifies herself as a public interest technologies and works with standards organizations (e.g., SDOs) to engage in the standards development process. In her role she leads an informal group of other public interest technologists who find ways to pool resources and share insights across SDOs where issues relating to privacy, free expression, the digital divide and DEI are impacted or enabled through multi-stakeholder standard setting. Attendees will learn about the public interest technology sector and gain valuable insights and tips on how to better engage technologists working in the sector and the civil society advocacy organizations they work for.

Presented by Mallory Knodel, CTO, Center for Democracy & Technology

Date: 14 October 2021

Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm EST 

Cost: Free for Non-members and Women in Standards Pro and SDO Members

Location: Zoom webinar. Register now!

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Workshop Facilitator

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Mallory Knodel

Mallory Knodel is the Chief Technology Officer for the Center for Democracy & Technology. She is the chair of the Human Rights Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force and an advisor to the Freedom Online Coalition on emerging technologies and cybersecurity. As a public interest technologist she has used free software throughout her professional career and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. She holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and an MA in Science Education.

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