Seth Hubbert is the Executive Director of Tech Exchange, a nonprofit that provides equitable technology access and support to the East Bay through refurbishing donated computers. Before joining Tech Exchange, Seth served as an educator for 10 years. Beginning in the classroom as a Teach for America Physics and Chemistry teacher in New York City, Seth developed a passion for how technology can support and enhance student learning. As a Director of Academic Technology at French American International School in San Francisco, he led the vision and implementation of blended learning, integrated coding, 1-to-1 student device access, and design technology programs. He’s served on the Technology, Innovation and Design committee for the European Council of International Schools and has instructed university courses on STEM curriculum for new teachers. Seth has a B.S. in Physics from Whitworth University and a M.S. in Education from Pace University.
In this episode, Seth shares the Tech Exchange's amazing history, how he leads and learns from his diverse team, the organization's role in Oakland and the greater East Bay as a partner to cities and schools and the joy he experiences from providing access to technology to so many families.
3:30 Seth comes to Tech Exchange
6:00 High school remixing gets Seth into tech – demand his tracks!
7:45 The mission of Tech Exchange
20:00 Accessibility dynamics and issues in tech
32:00 Working with hardware donors and partners
39:30 The role of refurbished technology in closing the digital divide – and not exacerbate it
49:00 Working with Oakland students
52:00 Bruce Buckelew, Founder, hands over the reins, and working with Domingo Vasquez and the rest of the team.
1:08:00 Branding Tech Exchange
1:15:00 The Five-ish Questions
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