Description: We've all heard it, the "pipeline" being the titular reason on why the tech industry is struggling with recruiting minority candidates. At the same time, a good alumni network at a top school can make the difference for getting a call back on an application. But are we looking at this problem the right way? This session will interrogate how recruiting practices, alumni networks, and college rankings could inadvertently create a "pipeline" issue.
This is an interesting topic to broaden our perspective on how inadvertent hiring practices could effectively lead to bias. It's appropriate for anybody to join and speak on their experience (especially if they are a minority and/or come from a top ranked university), so that sharing our lived experiences can lead to productive conversations that we can take with us back to our own respective organizations/companies.
Steven HardgeUX Designer @ University of Michigan ITS
A UX/UI Designer who is focused on solving unrealized problems with good design and efficient use of technology. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan completing my Master of Science in Information with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction.