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A new name for the field introduced by the Ford Foundation, Public Interest Tech "is an emerging scholarly and professional field that is defined by the deployment of technological expertise in service of the common good, often with a focus on under-resourced communities and needs." (definition from Cornell Tech)

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Public Interest Technology (PInT) at Olin College

PInT is the student-run public interest technology (PIT) organization at  Olin College of Engineering

PIT-UN Network Challenge

The Network Challenge is a grant program designed to seed and support initiatives that promote public interest in technology at the university level.

Harvard's Public Interest Tech Lab

We help shape the future of technology and society to advance equity, expand opportunity and protect basic rights and liberties.

PITcases.org

PITcases.org is a university platform to help students and faculty find the best ways to make a positive difference in their communities. The website gives detailed information about projects that have come out of PIT classes, as well as reading lists for those interested in teaching such courses.

Building the Field of Public Interest Technology article

Higher education must give the next generation of technology and policy leaders the interdisciplinary training they need to succeed, write Anne-Marie Slaughter, Darren Walker and Larry Kramer.

Public Interest Technology University Network

The Public Interest Technology Universities Network is a partnership that fosters collaboration between 21 universities and colleges committed to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.

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