Posted December 9, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Photo

[PHOTOS] LPFI honors UC Berkeley Prof. Dan Garcia and Slack Engineer Erica Baker at annual Fairness Matters Forum


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Event: Fairness Matters Forum
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Location: Twitter, San Francisco
Organizer: Level Playing Institute

Morehouse President John Wilson and Twitter Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey provided remarks during event at Twitter’s headquarters

On Tuesday, December 8th, the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) hosted its Annual Fairness Matters Forum at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco. This year’s event focused on the progress toward diversifying tech and celebrated those who are working to create a more inclusive tech ecosystem. Honorees included Slack Technologies Erica Baker and UC Berkeley Teaching Professor Dr. Dan Garcia.

The event was keynoted by Morehouse College President John Wilson who, during his tenure, has worked to position Morehouse College as a leading force in STEM education with Morehouse being a leader in producing students who go on to earn advanced degrees in science, engineering and medicine.

The evening also featured remarks from Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.

Fairness Matters Forum is sponsored by Infosys Foundation, Twitter, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Genetech, Twilio, Survey Monkey, Riviera Partners, Ford and Adelante Capital Management. The event is hosted in conjunction with @Blackbirds.

Noted Speakers and Awardees
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., President of Morehouse College; Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and CEO; Erica Baker, Build and Release Engineer, Slack Technologies; Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, Founder of LPFI, co-founder of SMASH Academy and partner at Kapor Capital; Mitchell Kapor; Interim LPFI President and partner at Kapor Capital; Dr. Dan Garcia, Teaching Professor, Computer Science, UC Berkeley; Vandana Sikka, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA.

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