This month we are talking Ethics with Bill Horvath...who asks would you tell your children how your employer makes money?
A non-trivial number of us are working for companies with highly questionable business models: models which depend on morally questionable methods to make a profit. There are many examples, from the obvious (we'll use your data in ways that aren't in your best interests) to the sneaky (give us your data and we might give you a discount while we sell it to someone else) to the downright dastardly (we're sending your data to people that will use it against you.)
As the professionals responsible for implementing the solutions Management has in mind, it's about time we gave this more thought.
In this talk, you'll hear a new Code of Ethics for software developers that's usable by those of us who work for others. You'll learn about the construct of malpractice, what it means in comparable professions, and how it might apply to the field of computer science. You'll acquire techniques for addressing moral concerns up front with your employer. And you'll get recommendations for what to do when you're asked to make something you find morally repugnant or professionally questionable.
Food and drink sponsored by Improving.
Join Tech Talent South (http://www.techtalentsouth.com) for a fun, informative session about tech (no coding skills necessary). We'll go over topics in tech and how tech can be used, careers that use tech, popular terms and what they mean, where to start and more.
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