Being a technologist requires different levels of qualifications and experience depending on the field and issue that you are trying to solve. Many technologists are noted for their general transferable skills around technology, meaning they their skill-sets over their career and hobbies that equip them to face new technological challenges in a variety of industries. Some technologists, however, need to dedicate time and education to specific sets of technology to gain official technologist titles.
The Development section of the Technologist DNA focuses on following the right avenues to become public interest technologists by the standards of your desired public interest area.
Finding projects that motivate you within ethical ecosystems is crucial to the journey of a public interest technologist. Project location, stakeholders, industry, and public interest areas are all important features for a technologist to find or create a project that matches their expertise and interests.
Public interest technologists have a responsibility as specialists in technology to ensure that the technology-based project is ethical and truly serves the public interest. This is done through a research-based strategy that informs how you talk about and deliver the technology within communities.