April 09, 2018
Software.org Celebrates Its First Year
April 09, 2018
We celebrated our first anniversary this week – and what a year it was. Take a look at all the ways we’re working to educate policymakers and society about software’s impact and prepare the workforce for the future.
Reports and Issue Briefs
Software.org conducts original research and in-depth writing to explain new technologies, highlight software’s role in different industries, and explain the importance of proper policies.
- The Growing $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software: The first-ever report to track the growth of software’s impact on the US economy.
- Artificial Intelligence: Maximizing the Benefits: Discover what AI is, how it works, and the fundamental benefits it helps cultivate.
- Encryption’s Vital Role in Industrial Control Systems: Government and industry must work together to promote the development and use of strong encryption.
- Blockchain Primer: Understand the new technology that promises to transform old industries and create new ones.
- Sensor Sensibility: Getting the Most From the Internet of Things: We’ve only seen a fraction of what the Internet revolution has yet to deliver.
- Infrastructure 4.0: Rebuilding America With Software: For decades, our nation’s infrastructure has been the operating system that helped run our economy.
Software.org hosts events that celebrate software’s impact on our lives, our society, and our economy.
- Washington Post Transformers: Artificial Intelligence: Bringing together researchers, technology innovators, and business leaders to explore AI policies, the future of work, and ethical and societal issues related to AI.
- From Math Class to Manufacturing Series:
- How Michigan Wins With Software: Our event in Detroit to celebrate the economic impact of software in Michigan and discuss ways to encourage growth in the industry.
- How Indiana Wins With Software: Our event in Indianapolis to discuss how software is driving growth in Indiana and how the state can continue to prepare for the future.
- Hill Reception on the Economic Impact of Software: Guest speakers included Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN-5) and Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-1).
- Rebuilding America With Software – An Infrastructure Briefing: A panel of infrastructure and technology industry leaders discuss the role of software in upgrading America’s infrastructure for the 21st century.
We’re also proud to sponsor a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in DC, where we help teach high school girls to code and introduce them to women leaders and policymakers in tech.
We are already hard at work on our second year of accomplishments, and we are looking forward to many more to come.
Executive Director, Software.org
As the founding executive director of Software.org, Chris Hopfensperger leads the foundation’s efforts to help policymakers and the general public better understand the impact that software has on our lives, our economy, and our society. He also helps translate the foundation’s philanthropic and forward-looking agenda into efforts to address key issues facing the software industry.