Clarissa Peterson

Code is Not Neutral: The Ethics of Web Development

Clarissa Peterson, Keynote

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Clarissa Peterson is a UX designer and web developer based in Calgary, Canada. She frequently speaks at tech and design conferences and also teaches in the web developer fast-track program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Clarissa is an instructor for Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) and the author of Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide (O’Reilly Media).
Keynote Talk Description
Are you responsible for the code you write? Ask the Volkswagen engineer who’s in prison for creating software that allowed their cars to “cheat” on emissions tests. Or think of the ethical issues if you’re programming IoT devices that spy on users and report back to the company. The technology we create affects people’s lives. We need to be aware of how much power we’ve been given and start taking responsibility for what we build.

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