Code: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Coed:Ethics Conf

the first summit-style conference about tech ethics from a developer's

perspective. London, 13th July 2018.


After the Facebook, Uber and Volkswagen scandals, where are we now as a sector? How did we get here and will things get better or worse? 80% of developers don’t feel it’s their responsibility to ensure unethical products don’t 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 developers the last bastion of defence against unethical products? After all, we write and deploy them.

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 developers be amoral guns for hire? Can we be more and if so, what resources are available to help us? This is the first in a series of events designed to drive the conversation.

The event is focussed at leaders, community activists and interested participants at all levels of tech. We champion intelligent, challenging, and witty thought in a welcoming and friendly environment. Supporting Coed:Ethics is a great way for sponsors to demonstrate they care about where tech is going and how we get there safely, ethically and inclusively.

Who are we?

CoedEthics is brought to you by industry veteran Anne Currie and Container Solutions working together with the team behind CoedCode, the tech meetup for all ages, genders, races, levels of experience in tech and (dis)abilities. Ethics in tech is a debate for everyone.


  • CoedEthics is a focussed, 120-person summit-style conference for individuals and community leaders with a proven interest in joining the debate in person, online and on social media.

  • Our partners the tech meetup CoedCode has over 700 diverse and tech-minded members in London.

  • We already have support from tech industry leaders and media outlets including our media sponsor InfoQ.

  • This is the start of a new conversation in the tech industry.

Past Coed:CODE Events

A unique mix of ages, genders, races, and levels of tech experience for the discussion of all things development and technology-related.

Sponsorship opportunities

This is a small conference with great media coverage and impeccably timed.

Our limited sponsorship opportunities:


Remaining sponsor spots: 0

Cost: £15.000

What do you get:

  • Your large logo on the landing page of the Coed Ethics website.

  • Exhibition table.

  • Mentioned in the opening and closing speeches.

  • 10 tickets to the conference (which will be of severely limited availability).

  • Your logo in all media outlets (twitter, meetup, linkedin, mailings).

  • Your logo on the twitter wall.

  • Diversity sponsor.

  • Your logo on the official t-shirt worn by all crew.

  • Speaker on the panel.

  • Logo on front page of the conference programme.


Total remaining sponsor spots: 2

Cost: £10.000

What do you get:

  • 5 tickets to the conference.

  • Your medium logo on the landing page of the Coed Ethics website.

  • Your logo in all media outlets (twitter, meetup, linkedin, mailings).

  • Accessibility sponsor (a fund for supporting additional costs for attendance for people with disabilities).

  • Open mic slot.

  • Logo on the conference programme.


Total remaining sponsor spots: 4

Cost: £5.000,-

What do you get:

  • 2 tickets to the conference.

  • Your logo on the landing page of the Coed Ethics website.

  • Logo on the conference programme


Total remaining sponsor spots: 3

Cost: £2.000,-

What do you get:

  • Your small logo on the landing page of the Coed Ethics website.

  • Small logo on the conference programme


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