Overcoming Your Echo Chamber: Algorithms and Messaging Across Partisan Lines

Nonprofit Tech Club Austin (Austin, TX) is part of NTEN’s Nonprofit Tech Club program.

Ivy Le, Principal of 9 Terrains in Austin, will share her insights into how nonprofits can better understand algorithms, and develop ways to listen to and monitor the opinions and actions of those who disagree with positions nonprofits are advocating. With this in mind, Ivy will share her thoughts about ways in which nonprofits can learn to “message” across partisan lines.

“From dating websites and City trading floors, through to online retailing and internet searches (Google’s search algorithm is now a more closely guarded commercial secret than the recipe for Coca-Cola), algorithms are increasingly determining our collective futures. ‘Bank approvals, store cards, job matches and more all run on similar principles,’ says Ball. ‘The algorithm is the god from the machine powering them all, for good or ill.'” -The Guardian

In addition, we are pleased that August is “Women’s Month” at Capital Factory, our meeting venue. The Nonprofit Tech Club Austin Meetup is honored to have Ivy Le as its featured female expert speaker this month!