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Effective Ethics for Busy People


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Kingsley Davies talks about the story of Good Tech Conference, a conference he founded in 2018, the findings uncovered from it, and gives some concrete tips and techniques for attendees to evolve to work and live in a more ethical way. Filmed at

Kingsley Davies is a partner at Underscore Consulting, who build scalable systems using functional programming to deliver value to their clients. Additionally, he co-founded GoodTechConf which is a conference about ethics, technology and social responsibility as well as co-hosting the future tech podcast Breakpoint Radio.

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Effective Ethics for Busy People

  1. 1. Effective Ethics for Busy People Kingsley Davies @kings13y
  2. 2. News & Community Site Watch the video with slide synchronization on! good-tech-conference-ethics/ • Over 1,000,000 software developers, architects and CTOs read the site world- wide every month • 250,000 senior developers subscribe to our weekly newsletter • Published in 4 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese) • Post content from our QCon conferences • 2 dedicated podcast channels: The InfoQ Podcast, with a focus on Architecture and The Engineering Culture Podcast, with a focus on building • 96 deep dives on innovative topics packed as downloadable emags and minibooks • Over 40 new content items per week
  3. 3. Purpose of QCon - to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation Strategy - practitioner-driven conference designed for YOU: influencers of change and innovation in your teams - speakers and topics driving the evolution and innovation - connecting and catalyzing the influencers and innovators Highlights - attended by more than 12,000 delegates since 2007 - held in 9 cities worldwide Presented at QCon London
  4. 4. @kings13y @goodtechconf Kingsley @southbywestw @underscoreio @breakpointradio @goodtechconf
  5. 5. @kings13y @goodtechconf What can I do?
  6. 6. @kings13y @goodtechconf Good Tech Conf (GTC) A not for profit conference on ethical implications and social impact of technology
  7. 7. @kings13y @goodtechconf Why?
  8. 8. @kings13y @goodtechconf Meaning
  9. 9. @kings13y @goodtechconf Meaningful work
  10. 10. @kings13y @goodtechconf Privilege 4 Good's_hierarchy_of_needs
  11. 11. @kings13y @goodtechconf Why tech? Why now?
  12. 12. @kings13y @goodtechconf Influence and Impact
  13. 13. @kings13y @goodtechconf Access and Accountability
  14. 14. @kings13y @goodtechconf Green Tech & Tech 4 Good
  15. 15. @kings13y @goodtechconf Inspirations
  16. 16. @kings13y @goodtechconf Good Tech Conf (GTC)
  17. 17. @kings13y @goodtechconf Good Tech Conf (GTC)
  18. 18. @kings13y @goodtechconf Points and Actions
  19. 19. @kings13y @goodtechconf Find Your Frequency ● Echo Chambers ● Access Information ★ Investigate /participate, select & subscribe ★ Help evenly distribute digital @goodtechconf ; dotEveryone ; BeyondTech Conf; Sustainable Servers ; ACM ; ; Meaning Conf ; @monkchips
  20. 20. @kings13y @goodtechconf Analyse, Act and Iterate ● Long term goals, short term execution ● Micromastery ★ Choose ethically (purchase, hosting, services) ★ EthicalOS and continuous ethics ; Amazon Smile ; ; ; Ethical OS blogpost
  21. 21. @kings13y @goodtechconf Diversify all-the-things ● Ethical implications from unhappy paths ● Are you attractive to a diverse audience? ★ Support and publicise diversity initiatives ★ Terms and engagement and sympathetic scheduling @codebar ; @girlswhocode ; @ukblacktech ; ; @techmumshq ; @transtechsocial
  22. 22. @kings13y @goodtechconf Get up, stand up ● Psychologically safe workspace and feedback loops ● Pride in your product ★ Anonymous feedback, advocates, mentors and champions ★ Support of local groups Datakind and Datadives ; tech4good meetups ; Major League Hacking (mlh) ; ThinkNation
  23. 23. @kings13y @goodtechconf Be the Hero
  24. 24. Watch the video with slide synchronization on! good-tech-conference-ethics/