Caroline Karanja: From Ada to Zuckerberg

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

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A brief visual history of tech

Although women like Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper pioneered computer programming, today's tech culture often excludes or overlooks women. This talk will look at the cultural and societal understanding of who does computing and programming, examine how visual and cultural norms affect our individual identities in tech, and brainstorm strategies that address the root causes of tech’s diversity issues.

November 13, 2017, 3:30pm
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Caroline Karanja

Caroline Karanja is a designer, developer and cultural architect. She is the founder of 26 Letters, a SaaS e-learning solution that helps companies understand and incorporate, diversity and inclusion. Her deep experience working with engineers to build products in the technology space  gives Caroline a unique perspective that has helped define and refine 26 Letters’ approach.  Prior to founding 26 Letters, Caroline guided culture and inclusion initiatives at fast-growing startups, with a focus on virtual companies. Her academic background is rooted in cultural and social studies and its application in the private sector.