Are Tech Ethics Unprofessional?

Session Category :  Talk 
March 21, 2019
11:45  -  12:30

Is it professional to ask questions about how code will be used? Or not our place? Are tech ethics the way of the future or inherently unprofessional?

What is the future of development? In their 2018 developers’ survey, Stack Overflow asked whether developers felt ultimately responsible for the use of the code they wrote – for good or evil – and 80% of us said “no”.  A year later, how do we feel today?

Since that survey, our industry has been engulfed in ethical scandals and engineers have started to speak up. Anne will discuss what has happened, why, whether it’s good or bad, and what the future might hold.

#tech ethics #duty of care #safety culture #sustainable servers #tech for good #climate change #Kant #Utilitarianism