How to change the world with your career (and why I chose tech)


Using her career to change the world started to seem childish about six months after graduating - when Sally became aware of the price of adulthood and she still hadn't landed a single job interview. Luckily, she'd heard of a movement called Effective Altruism, which tries to use both the head and the heart to find out how to do the most good possible. Learning about these ideas ultimately led her to plunge into tech as a career.

This talk took place on 19th July, 2017at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen.

Sally Bridgewater

Sally studied hard-core classical music at Cambridge, which included a lot of violin, piano, harmony, analysis and history. After graduating in 2013, she spent a year training to be a psychotherapist. She also writes novels, her biggest stunt so far being to write 50,000 words in a day.

From this background, Sally has somehow found her way into tech, and she just started as an associate software developer at Sky in July 2016.


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