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Tuesday, October 4 • 11:45 - 12:30
Ethics in software development

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In Silicon Valley (and increasingly outside of it), there's a sort of mantra virtually every CEO will tell you: "We're making the world a better place". It's an easy thing to say and to believe in. It's tempting, because it sounds so simple, yet so beautiful; endearing, but vague enough to hold no meaning. As coworkers and managers, we should ask ourselves: are we treating our team members well? When in leadership positions, are we paying a fair wage? As software creators: are we honest towards our users? Can the product/service we develop be used to exploit others, be it intentionally or by accident? If so, what can we do about that, if anything at all? What about copyrights? Privacy? I am hoping that we can explore that together with the audience. Let's think about where our work fits in the un/ethical spectrum, and get inspired to introduce changes in what we do.


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Marta Paciorkowska

DevOps Heroine, @Acrolinx
An activist/project manager turned programming enthusiast. Marta currently holds the position of DevOps Heroine at Acrolinx, where she’s responsible for developer support, redesigning build infrastructure and introducing DevOps ideas. She actively supports initiatives that make the tech community more inclusive. A very occasional Rails Girls coach. She ♥ Chef, alleycats, and pizza. Marta is inte... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:45 - 12:30 PDT