Unconscious Bias and FRC - What It Is and Why It Matters

Start Time

December 19, 2020, 12:30:00 AM

Length

1 Hour

Unconscious Bias and FRC - What It Is and Why It Matters
Gordon Rowell

Retired Computer Geek

Gordon has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and worked in the computer industry for over 35 years. He has worked for some major telecommunications companies, an internet startup and was at Google for over 13 years until he retired. Gordon has been an FRC Referee for many years, including Head Referee in the Australia off-season event and a referee at Australia Regionals and Houston Championships. He has also been an FRC and FTC mentor and FLL Referee and Judge.

About the Presentation

We are all biased. It makes us human. But it also negatively affects our decision making and the ability for others to participate and thrive. In this presentation, we'll look at some forms and examples of bias and how we might counteract them in a systemic manner. This matters for FRC as it allows teams to expand and include everyone who wants to be involved.