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Getting more rangatahi into tech: The Southern Initiative’s Michelle Wilson on Techweek’s significance to the next generation

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Getting more rangatahi into tech: The Southern Initiative’s Michelle Wilson on Techweek’s significance to the next generation

Māori and Pacific people are two groups that are underrepresented in New Zealand’s technology industry, but a raft of Techweek events hope to change that. Ahead of the southtechweek18-XLR8 event, the Southern Initiative project manager Michelle Wilson shares why it’s so important to show Māori and Pacific youth the career opportunities in the tech industry, as that underrepresentation is costing the industry diverse viewpoints and new ways of innovating.