Invited Talk

Gender, Allyship & Public Interest Technology

Meredith Broussard

Moderator: Emily Denton

[ Abstract ]
Thu 9 Dec 3 p.m. PST — 4:30 p.m. PST

Abstract:

In October 2021, X officially became an option for gender on US passports. What are the computational changes necessary to adapt to this more inclusive gender option? In this talk, Meredith Broussard investigates why large-scale computer systems are stuck using 1950s ideas about gender, and what is needed to update sociotechnical systems. She explores how allies can leverage public interest technology in order to think beyond the gender binary, interrogate and audit software systems, and create code for social good.

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