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.
The Network section of the Technologist DNA is about engaging ecosystems where your specialist skills bring value to ethical, well-resourced projects.
The call to action for public interest as a field is to encourage a new wave of technologists who understand public discourse and interest enough to guide how they create and implement technological solutions. We achieve this by introducing legal and cultural nuance that will become relevant to why or how technology is being used in communities.
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.