20 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 / Stockholmsmässan
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DevOps and Open Source Theatre

Thu 21th Sep 14:10 to 14:40

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: The Implications of the Code We Write

As technology becomes a bigger part of our lives, so does our power to affect people’s lives: not always for the better.

Technology can be a life saver, (i.e. the Maps app), but there has been an increase in cases where technology has done irrefutable damage to its users. Despite intending to connect people and serve as a positive resource, tech companies such as Facebook, Uber, Twitter, AirBnB, and others have also become vehicles for hate, assaults, murder and more.

Though the stories we hear are extreme, fear not, for we have the power to make a difference. This power to make a change does not solely fall on CEOs and company founders. Even the entry level dev has the potential to make a positive change for countless users. It is imperative that we use our power for good.

What you will take away from this session

  • Learn about the connection between addiction and technology
  • Learn about what tech companies are doing to make their products more addicting
  • Learn about incentives in today's technology and how it is affecting the technology that is being created
  • Discuss ethical issues in technology in the present and future

Speakers

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Michael Sacks Michael Sacks View Profile
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