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Renderings of Uber's headquarters in downtown Oakland by Steelblue.

Open Letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Dear Mr. Kalanick,   When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can [...]
Cilla Su, a San Francisco teacher at Galileo High School, gets coding tips from master trainer Pierre Huguet during class. Photo courtesy of USF.

Diversifying Computer Science

By Ed Carpenter, USF News   USF computer scientists have joined the national Computer Science For All movement to train 10,000 public school teachers to teach under-resourced high school students computer programming. It’s an effort [...]
Local leaders met last week to discuss efforts to pressure Uber to step up to fulfill its social responsibility to the Oakland community. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Must Stop Giving Uber a Free Ride, Say Community Groups

A number of local leaders and nonprofit organizations in Oakland are kicking off a public discussion about how to “pull Uber over to the side of the road” – to demand that the global corporation [...]