Tech Ethics For EveryOne

 

Coed:Ethics is the 1st summit & conference
about Practical tech ethics
from a practitioner's perspective.


13th July 2018, London

After the Facebook, Uber and Volkswagen scandals, where are we as an industry? How did we get here and will things get better or worse? 80% of developers don’t feel it’s their responsibility if unethical products go live. Are they right?

In this pragmatic, action-focussed conference and summit we'll be questioning who is ultimately responsible for the impact of tech products, for good and bad, and what they can do about it.

Code doesn't kill people, product managers do? Or maybe shareholders? CEOs? Developers? Or do we all need to be informed and responsible?

This is a radically new event championing bottom-up, developer-driven ethics. How can we make technologists the last bastion of defence against unethical products? After all, we design, write and deploy them.

What's On?

With talks, open mic and panels, we'll be examining ethical decision-making at scale, building ethical products vs unethical ones, the psychology of making and standing by decisions and the pragmatic application of ethics within the Agile or CD process.

Should techies be amoral guns for hire? Can we be more and what resources can help us? This is the first in a series of events designed to change the conversation.

We have a code of conduct for  the conference.

Why Attend?

The event is focused at leaders, community activists and interested folk at all levels of tech. We love intelligent, challenging discussion in a welcoming environment - with actionable results!

Supporting Coed:Ethics is a great way for sponsors and attendees to demonstrate they care about where tech is going and how we get there safely, scaleably, and inclusively.

Who Are We?

Coed:Ethics is brought to you by Anne Currie and the team at Container Solutions working together with Coed:Code, the London tech meetup with over 700 members of all ages, genders, races, levels of experience in tech and (dis)abilities. Ethics in tech is a debate for everyone. Follow us @coedethics.

 

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