Tech@Fletcher

A Student-Led Club at Fletcher

Technology is becoming more and more central as both a tool and a player in international affairs. In the rapidly-evolving context of technology in global affairs–from cybersecurity, to crisis mapping, to global internet governance and more–Tech@ Fletcher believes that every student planning to go into international affairs, international law or international business needs to be familiar with the implications of technology in their area of study. While Fletcher students may not be the people coding new tools and apps, we will be managing people who are and will need to have the vocabulary and skills to communicate both with engineers and management/clients to ensure that technology is deployed effectively.

Tech@Fletcher aims to have the understanding of technology recognized as a core competency for Fletcher students, regardless of their field of study. In order to meet this goal, Tech@Fletcher will carry out the following objectives: raise the profile of technology in international affairs; deepen the technology competency of Fletcher students’ strengthen the network of technology focused students and alumni; foster stronger professional pipelines; establish Fletcher as a leader in the field of technology in the international context; and strengthen the curriculum around technology.

Events Sponsored by the Tech@Fletcher Club:

2017-18

  • Workshops
    • Data Visualization Skills Workshops
    • Other practical skills training
  • Conferences
    • Tufts Energy Conference: Hitachi Energy Innovation Prize
    • Arctic Conference
    • Gender Conference: Tech Policy and Gender
    • Political Risk Conference
    • Innovations Conference: Tech4Good
    • Africana Conference
    • Water Symposium
  • San Francisco Career Trek
  • Career Panels and Information Sessions
    • Alumni career chat series
    • Internship panel
    • Fletcher Founders Panel
    • Career talks
  • Brown Bag Lunch Series and Speaker Events
  • International Development Hackathon

2015-16

  • Conferences
  • Digital Data Collection for Development and M&E Workshop
  • Salesforce / Force.com Workshops
  • Career site visits and information sessions
  • Capstone Colloquium

2014-15

  • Conferences
    • Fletcher Ideas Exchange
    • Tufts Energy Conference
    • Africa Conference: Tech Panel
    • Innovations Conference: Civic Innovation Panel
  • Workshops
    • Palantir Big Data Practical Skills Workshop
    • Intro to Python Programming (6 sessions)
    • Salesforce Workshops (2 stand-alone workshops)
  • Speaker Events
  • Networking/Social Events
  • Career Info Sessions
  • Ebola Hackathon Team
  • Hack4Congress Team

Current Club Leaders:

Kelly Church Nidhisha Philip

For more information on Tech@Fletcher and our upcoming activities, find us on Facebook, our Events Page, or email us at fletchertechclub@gmail.com.