Ep 41: Diversifying Harlem’s Tech Community with Bruce Lincoln
My guest today is Bruce Lincoln (@brucelincoln). Bruce is the co-founder of Silicon Harlem, which is focused on transforming Harlem into a hub for tech and innovation. He is also a senior fellow of the Columbia University Institute for Tele-Information at the Columbia Business School, and was previously the entrepreneur in residence at Columbia’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement (CTICE).
Bruce has been involved in cutting edge technology product development and technology commercialization since the late 80’s, when as the first Ford Fellow in Educational Technology, he was one of the early CD ROM content developers for Apple. He also developed the first program to bring broadband to public schools in New York City.
In this episode we discussed:
- How New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has worked to ensure New York City’s tech sector is as diverse as the city itself.
- How local community organizations such as Silicon Harlem can help ensure youth are engaged in tech from an early age.
- How to use technology to stimulate mom-and-pop businesses in Harlem and beyond.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
Constructivism, Technology, and the Future of Classroom Learning by Erik F. Strommen and Bruce Lincoln (Education & Urban Society, 1992)