Nov. 8, 2016

David Robinson : Predictive Policing' Isn't Just Science Fiction--It's Real, and It's Out of Control

David Robinson () is a Principal at Upturn, a public interest technology and policy consulting firm. Prior to co-founding UpTurn, David was the Associate Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. He also launched The...

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Oct. 31, 2016

Nate Yohannes : How to Access Federal Venture Capital for Your Small Business

Nate Yohannes () is Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment and Innovation Officer at the US Small Business Administration. He was appointed by the White House Office of Presidential Personnel as a Presidential Appointee in the Obama...

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Oct. 25, 2016

Tracy Weeks : Ensuring Schools Can Keep Up with Demand for Even Faster Broadband

Dr. Tracy Weeks ()  is the Executive Director for the State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the North Carolina...

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Oct. 18, 2016

Courtney Snowden : How to Engage DC's Vibrant, Local Talent

Courtney R. Snowden () is Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity for the District of Columbia. A sixth-generation Washingtonian born at Howard University Hospital, Courtney was raised in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Ward 4, and now...

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Oct. 11, 2016

Chad Marlow : Advancing New Models for Community Control Over Police Surveillance

Chad Marlow () is Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the (ACLU), where his focus is on privacy and technology. Mr. Marlow’s work on issues ranging from police body cameras, to government surveillance, to data privacy has been the subject of media...

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Oct. 4, 2016

How an 'Offensive Names' Case Before the Supreme Court Could Affect the Redskins Trademark

Christine Haight Farley () is a Professor of Law at . She teaches courses on Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International and Comparative Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Design Protection Law and Art Law. Professor...

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Sept. 27, 2016

Mitch Stoltz : Why Hollywood's Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law

Mitch Stoltz ( is a Senior Staff Attorney at the . Mitch works on cases where free speech and innovation collide with copyright and trademark law. His current projects include improving the legal environment for mobile software developers and...

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Sept. 20, 2016

Yolanda Rondon : The Secret World of Arab American Surveillance

My guest today is Yolanda Rondon ()—Staff Attorney for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Her work focuses on immigration and on issues related to the surveillance, racial profiling, employment discrimination and hate crimes...

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Sept. 13, 2016

Chelsea Collier : The Future of 'Smart Cities'

Chelsea Collier () is dedicated to fostering collaboration across the public and private sector in order to connect and engage communities to solve civic challenges. Her current focus on Smart Cities unifies her experience in tech, policy, social...

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Aug. 30, 2016

Jose Marquez-Leon : How to Increase Opportunities for Latinos in Technology

Jose A. Marquez-Leon () is the National President, CEO, and Founder of . In this role he serves as lead advocate on state and federal issues related to the role of Latinos in the technology sector. He is also charged with...

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Aug. 23, 2016

A Teacher Reveals How to Help Kids Learn Computer Science

Nicole Reitz-Larsen () is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate...

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Aug. 16, 2016

Rachel Rodgers : How to Protect Your Business Against Legal Problems

Rachel Rodgers () is a business lawyer turned business coach, intellectual property strategist, and the creator of Small Business Bodyguard. In 2013, she created the . This game-changing legal resource has been called “fun and engaging” by New...

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Aug. 9, 2016

Jermane Bond : How Tech Can Help Get Black Men the Health Care They Deserve

Jermane Bond () is a Senior Fellow at the National Collaborative for Health Equity where he leads efforts to address the determinants of health for boys and men of color. His research interests include men’s preconception health and reproductive...

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Aug. 2, 2016

Jessica Gonzalez : How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech

Jessica Gonzalez () is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the . Jessica oversees all NHMC operations from headquarters in Pasadena, California. Jessica has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the...

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July 26, 2016

Jennifer Pozner : Women: TV vs. Reality

Jennifer Pozner () is founder and executive director of (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of  Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV.   A , Jennifer serves...

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July 19, 2016

Matt Wood : On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next?

Matt Wood () is Policy Director at . Matt helps shape Free Press’ efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before...

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July 12, 2016

Marcus Jiménez : How Policy Professionals Can Tell Better Stories with Data

Marcus Jiménez is  Founder and CEO of —a content creation, data visualization and publishing platform for enterprises of all kinds. In 2014, Sticky Docs was the winner of the Tabby Business Award for Best Enterprise Marketing app.  Marcus...

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July 5, 2016

Melissa Rasberry : How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science

Melissa A. Rasberry () is the senior technical assistance consultant at the , where she serves as the principal investigator for the , an online community of practice for computer science teachers sponsored by the . She has created and...

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June 28, 2016

Viola Llewellyn : How Fintech is Changing the Landscape of Venture Capital

Viola Llewellyn () is co-founder, President and CEO of  Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Ovamba matches global investors to qualified African Small and Medium Sized Enterprises who need short term funding. Ovamba is backed by Crowdcredit in Japan,...

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June 21, 2016

Victor Yocco : Reducing Alcoholism in the Tech Sector and User Interface Design for Policy Pros

Victor Yocco () is a User Experience researcher working for out of Philadelphia. He has written several articles for the likes of A List Apart and Smashing Magazine and has recently written a book about user experience research called , which...

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June 14, 2016

Congressman Bobby Scott (Remarks) and Ximena Hartsock on How to CRUSH Your Limitations

Congressman Bobby Scott and Ximena Hartsock United States Congressman Representing Virginia's 3rd Congressional District Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce Ximena Hartsock () is co-founder and President of Phone2Action.

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June 7, 2016

Joe Torres : Challenging the Media's Racial Narrative

Joe Torres () is Senior External Affairs Director at . Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement's base. Joseph writes frequently on media and...

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May 31, 2016

Bruce Lincoln : Diversifying Harlem's Tech Community

Bruce Lincoln () is the co-founder of which is focused on transforming Harlem into a hub for tech and innovation. He is also a senior fellow of the , and was previously the entrepreneur in residence at Columbia’s Center for Technology,...

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May 24, 2016

Wayne Sutton : How to push greater diversity in tech

Wayne Sutton ( is a serial entrepreneurCo-founder of Change catalyst . Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech through the Tech Inclusion Conference, consulting and workshops....

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