Monday, March 13, 2017

Anil Dash Wants To Do More About Tech’s Diversity Problem Than Write Medium Posts - FAST COMPANY

by Cale Guthrie Weissman
Originally published: March 9, 2017
Publisher: fastcompany.com

Technology writer, entrepreneur, and activist Anil Dash talks about technology’s huge inclusion problem and what leaders should do.

Anil Dash is one of the most outspoken critics and advocates in the technology space. It’s likely you’ve seen his prolific Twitter account or read a piece by him on Medium. He is also the founder of the Twitter analytics platform ThinkUp, a board member for the NY Tech Alliance, and was an adviser to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy (among numerous other accolades). Last fall he became CEO of the software company Fog Creek, which makes tools for developers. The company has spun out successful products like Stack Overflow and Trello.

Dash is continuing his work as an advocate for more diversity and better equality in the tech space, this time from the inside of a tech company. I recently chatted with him about his new role and what he thinks leaders and founders should do to make the technology space better.