The Weekly Wonk Podcast: Technology By the People, for the People

Feb. 26, 2015

If you use a smartphone or your kid has a tablet, you should already be wondering how we can educate, engage, and retain diverse talent in tech. But experts say you should also be curious to know why Ida B. Wells is Aliya Rahman’s favorite data scientist. On this episode, Anne-Marie Slaughter talks with Rahman, program director of Code for Progress, as well as Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer at the White House, and Jessica Rosenworcel of the FCC, about how leadership can make an impact in tech. Their conversation is excerpted from a discussion at a recent event at New America hosted by the Open Technology Institte, "Technology for the People, By the People."