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Welcome to week 3

In this article reflect upon what we have learnt so far and discover what will be covered in week 3.
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Welcome to week 3! We hope you’ve enjoyed it so far and are ready to build your insights further before progressing to the next course in this Expert Track.

To recap: in week 1 we explored how to start talking about racism, discussed how racism can be embedded in technology, and reflected on the personal, social and business impacts this can have. In week 2 we looked at anti-racism in technology and society, how to tackle racism in organisations, and how racism and biases can show up at different stages of the technology development process.

This week, we’re going to look at how to understand product audiences and how this can help to design products that work for a broad range of people. We’ll look at the different roles technologists play in building technologies, how to find the right people when you’re building a team, and who is responsible for promoting anti-racism in technology. We’ll hear from Efua about racial bias in algorithms, and explore how front end designers and marketers can support anti-racism.

Finally, you’ll have a chance to reflect on what you’ve learned throughout the course, and how it can apply as you progress in your own career.

By the end of this week, you will be better able to:

  • Debate who is responsible for creating anti-racist technologies
  • Explore the roles of technologists and how to build a team
  • Discuss anti-racist approaches to front end design and marketing
  • Reflect on how you will apply what you’ve learned to your own context

Share in the comments below anything that has left an impression so far or something you’re looking forward to exploring this week.

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