George Hofstetter, teenage tech genius/entrepreneur, will be one of the panelists in a session on “How do we reduce bias in tech and employment?” facilitated by Darlene Flynn from the City of Oakland and including Jocelyn Garibay of Code2040, Lisa Gelobter of tEQuitable, attorney Beth Hodess, and Maurice Wilkins of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Fighting Racism and Other Forms Of Bias: What’s Working!?
June 22-23, 2018
Oakland Marriott City Center
This conference is made possible through generous grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Henry L. Hecht Family Fund, The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, and Open Society Foundations.
In March, George was profiled by BlackEnterprise.com in the article “6 Black Teens Who Are Changing the World“:
“At just 17 years old, George Hofstetter is an app developer who uses technology as a solution in addressing systemic ills like racism and violence. Hofstetter, who is a senior in a California high school, discovered his love for tech when he was 13. Since then, he created “Connect the Dots,” a platform to help black students at predominantly white private schools navigate racism on their campuses and launched his own tech company called George Hofstetter Technologies Inc. at 16.
“His latest app is called CopStop, which is designed to protect people from police brutality and educate young people about best practices for staying safe while interacting with the police. The app also includes an option to film interactions with law enforcement, which George believes can serve as a viable alternative to body cameras.”
George was also one of our honorees at the EJS annual gala last year!