Vision: Passing along wisdom to the next wave of technologists by telling stories.
Mission: Contribute to development and retention of US technology workers via storytelling and advocating.
Technologists: Tradespeople and engineers who work with technology to solve problems that impact society and generate business income.
Diverse Ability: We measure human Physical and Mental attributes along many axes–for example: hearing, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD,) and empathy. These abilities affect how a person learns and works. Perhaps their diverse ability impacts their approach to problem solving.
- Provide role models to women and men studying technology.
- Provide advice and adages to technologists at the beginning of their career.
- Have men and women share their stories about working with technology and the wisdom they have learned along the way.
- Have technologists write about their diverse ability and subject matter experts write about diverse ability.
- Identify technology stories that could be told at a greater length. Tracy Kidder’s Soul of a New Machine provides an excellent example of a book that describes a team of engineers and technicians designing a new computer in the late 1970s.
- Publish a follow-up to a book created by Barbara Lazarus, et. al. entitled Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants. Working title would be Journeys of Women and Men in Technology.