GeekWire Calendar Picks: The women of Atari, Minecraft extravaganza, and an ethical tech summit

(Living Computers Museum + Labs Image)

Atari Women, a University of Washington research project, is looking to give more limelight to the women who were crucial during the early age of game development. The group, as profiled by GeekWire in April, hopes to help boost the number of girls and women interested in computer science, as well as breaking down definitions and misconceptions about the sector that exclude people by gender, age, sexual orientation, education level and other traits. Leaders of the organization will be giving a lecture and sharing a pop-up installation at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs on May 16.

Often when we think of technology, we think about hardware and software, but advances in innovation mean so much more than that. As the biggest tech companies continue to grow, a discussion has emerged about technology’s ethics and impact on people and how to make access to the latest technology more equitable around the world. All Tech Is Human will tackle these topics among others at a one-day conference in Seattle on May 18.

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