Today is Tech Gives Back and it’s my favorite tech event of the year. This year is a extra special as we’re trying something new. It’s no secret that the tech industry has some major issues around diversity and pipeline and this October 19th, TUGG is proud to be piloting a new program as a part of our annual Tech Gives Back day of service aimed to inspire the next generation of techies from across Boston’s most under-resourced neighborhoods.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Dobrska. I’m TUGG’s new Executive Director. Nice to meet you!
I’m beyond excited to be at the helm of one of the most innovative organizations at the intersection of tech and social impact in the country. TUGG has made a major impact in its relatively short time in existence. The organization was started by a small group of friends — Jeff Fagnan, Hemant Taneja, Dana Samuels, among others — over a few bottles of wine and has grown into a community of thousands.
TUGG harnesses the power of the tech ecosystem to source, fund, and grow programs that promote entrepreneurship, education, and life experiences for youth.