Technical.ly Philly's Roberto Torres on the biggest tech trend he's watching in 2018 - Generocity Philly

People

Dec. 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Technical.ly Philly’s Roberto Torres on the biggest tech trend he’s watching in 2018

On the final edition of "Around the Corner," we host friend-of-the-show Torres to talk diversity in the local tech community.

Roberto Torres (center) at the 2016 Philly Geek Awards.

(Photo by Clever Girl Photography)

Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area.


Technical.ly Philly launched in 2009 as a news source for the city’s then-burgeoning tech community.

But through the years, its scope of coverage has bloomed because “technology has been overlapping to a bunch of industries and areas of society,” said Roberto Torres, lead reporter of Generocity’s sister site.

Indeed, that overlap includes social impact — see our own extensive technology reporting as it relates to Philly’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, government and more.

One big trend Torres is watching for 2018?

“The realization that no conversation about technology can happen without bringing some form of diversity discussion into it,” he said. The tech scene’s lack of diversity “is a problem that’s been acknowledged by our city’s leaders, that [for] our average tech startups — those that get funded, those that we know about, those that have a flashy product built — often, their tech teams are not reflective of what the city is like.”

Next step: Figure out how to fix that. Watch Torres talk diversity, B Corps, jobs and the second annual realLIST below.

(P.S. This is Generocity’s last “Around the Corner” interview. Thanks to PhillyCAM for being an awesome partner and to all the guests we’ve hosted over the past two years!)

From our Partners

Watch on YouTube

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

When little things mean a lot

View from the economic top

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Inscripción Doble en Congreso: Lo que trae el futuro

Wynnewood, PA

Impact100 Philadelphia

Executive Director

Apply Now

Riverbend Environmental Education Center Executive Director

Apply Now

What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis?

In a changing city, Germantown still has men who care

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it?

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Dual Enrollment at Congreso: Where does it go from here?

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity