Sam Warner | Devoxx

Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.

I'm Sam!

I'm a recent graduate of the University of Warwick. Currently, I help make cool things happen with Black Pepper Software in my role as a software developer.

When I'm not working (or nerding out over whatever side-project I'm working on), I maintain a couple of open-source GitHub repositories for a learning-to-program platform, attend as many hackathons as I can cram into my life, play and watch sports, and solve Rubik's cubes as fast as I can.

I live and breathe software, and I'm a huge believer in coding for social good! I love chatting to anyone and everyone, hoping for new viewpoints to look at these problems from!

See also www.blackpepper.co.uk

Morality and Ethics - Caring is Everything

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Technology has had a bumpy year.

In recent times, a sudden explosion of unethical technology seems to have hit the headlines. We are seeing questionable tech affect real lives.

How can we prevent unethical technology being made and put into the public realm? It’s a tough question, but something we need to face now.

While there is no easy solution, I’ll demonstrate my methodology for preventing the growth of unethical software.

From using the gift of technology to create great services for all people, to encouraging diversity in our development teams, everyone can make an impact for good. All contributions to ethical tech build up to create local networks of careers, eventually funnelling into a global community to tackle large-scale problems.

By ensuring a people-first approach to making technology, it can not only prevent harm but actually benefit humanity. The world looks towards technology as a way to enhance our lives. For us to continue in this trend, we must focus on accessible and widely available ethical tech.

Together, we can all help in the fight against guns-for-hire software developers.

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