Anyone who has been in the Bay Area in recent years knows that the tech industry plays an outside role in our daily lives. We feel it in our rent, in the price of our drinks—regardless of whether we work in the industry or not. That’s why Catherine Bracy, a co-founder, has created a new Oakland-based organization to try to generate widespread opportunity for all.
Join Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar in conversation with Ling at the next Ars Technica Live, at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland.
Bracy will discuss her experiences with Code for America and Obama for America, as well as helping to make Oakland a better place. There will be plenty of time for audience questions, too. Doors are at 7 PM and the event starts at 7:30.
Catherine Bracy is a civic technologist and community organizer whose work focuses on the intersection of technology and political and economic inequality. She was previously Code for America’s Senior Director of Partnerships and Ecosystem where she grew Code for America’s Brigade program into a network of over 50,000 civic tech volunteers in 80+ cities across the US. She also founded Code for All, the global network of Code-for organizations with partners on six continents.
Annalee Newitz is the Senior Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica, and Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor. Ars Technica Live is a monthly series spotlighting people who are working at the cutting edge of technology, science, and culture. It’s held the third Wednesday of every month at Eli’s.