A street in City Heights
The street corner in City Heights, which has among the highest proportion of residents living below the poverty line. Megan Wood /inewsource

A group of San Diego technology experts will discuss how technology and data can be used to address the challenges caused by poverty in the city.

The event, part of the city’s IGNITE | SCALE | SAN DIEGO collaboration, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Downtown Works at India and B streets.

A panel discussion will cover the digital divide, education availability, affordable housing and food “deserts,” while considering possible solutions using data and technology.

Panelists are social app-developer Lu Mdanda; Jason Anderson, president and CEO at Cleantech San Diego; and Katherine Crow, Promise Zone director for the City of San Diego. Daniel Obodovski, founder of SCALE San Diego will moderate the discussion.

The event begins with a happy hour and networking. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door.

IGNITE | SCALE | SAN DIEGO is a partnership among SCALE San Diego, US Ignite and the City of San Diego, with sponsorship by Cox Communications.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.