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Software Ethics

Past Presentations

Artificial Pancreas System: #WeAreNotWaiting in Healthcare

What happens when an open source community develops around a group of patients who are frustrated with their medical devices? You end up with an artificial pancreas (of course!). Dana Lewis, a founder of the open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) movement, discusses open source innovation in...

Dana Lewis Principal Investigator & Researcher
Data, GDPR & Privacy: Doing It "Right" Without Losing It All

We all know someone (or maybe you're that person) that tries to live off the data grid as much as possible. They don't participate in grocery store rewards programs; ad blockers are turned on; cookies disabled; they wouldn't be caught dead on social media. They value their data to an extreme......

Amie Durr Vice President of Product Management @SparkPost
Spurring The Ethical Imagination

How can individuals incorporate ethical decision-making and identify ethical dilemmas in their work with data? Whether you are a developer, data scientist, program manager, or leader of an organization, come to this workshop to explore your ethical imagination around data use. If you’re writing...

Natalie Evans Harris COO and VP of Ecosystem Development @BrightHive
Organizing for Your Ethical Principles

Our job as engineers does not stop with eliminating technical defects and ensuring high reliability. Engineers of all kinds must ensure their work serves the public good. A service that reliably harms, exacerbates injustices, or excludes marginalized groups is not a service worth building and...

Liz Fong-Jones Site Reliability Engineer
Ethics in Computing Panel

Ethics in software today is a hot topic. Join us for a panel of the speakers in the Ethics track while we discuss the important points around privacy, security, safety online, and intent of software today.

Raghu Gollamudi Co-Founder/VP Engineering @Integrisio
Natalie Evans Harris COO and VP of Ecosystem Development @BrightHive
Kathy Pham Product Leader and Computer Scientist, former USDS @WhiteHouse, @Google, @IBM
Liz Fong-Jones Site Reliability Engineer
Ethics in Computing, From Academia to Industry

Thinking about ethics and social responsibility should begin in academia and continue through industry. We learn to build and write scalable, efficient, clean algorithms and code that impact millions. We learn to optimize our data systems. When we get to industry, we continue this trend. Our...

Kathy Pham Product Leader and Computer Scientist, former USDS @WhiteHouse, @Google, @IBM

Interviews

Amie Durr Vice President of Product Management @SparkPost

Data, GDPR & Privacy: Doing It "Right" Without Losing It All

What’s the focus of the work you do today?

I am a VP of products at SparkPost and I head up the product team. Product at SparkPost falls under the technology organization, and we partner with other teams such as engineering, compliance, and customer success. My role as head of product is to look at the SparkPost service as a whole, not just the features and functions that we...

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Liz Fong-Jones Site Reliability Engineer

Organizing for Your Ethical Principles

What does organizing your ethical principle mean?

I can't tell you what your ethical principles are. I think that it’s important for you to figure out what is important to you. You have to figure out what you value, and what things you perceive as right or wrong.

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