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Thursday, August 10 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Ethics and Innovation in Software Development: Hope in the Agile Movement? (Audacious Salonniere)

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Abstract:
The tension between creating a new technology and it's potential use or misuse is an age old story. In the myth of Prometheus, the gift of fire to humans results in eternal punishment. Our ability to create innovative technology often outpaces our understanding of its implications.
In a little under two centuries computers have moved from the laboratory to ubiquity with the effect that what we create now has serious consequences for the lives of our fellow human beings.
Do the values of the agile movement provide some inspiration in considering the welfare of others beyond team mates or users of our software? What are our individual responsibilities in what we create? What would it look like if ethical considerations were part of our decision making? What would it be like if we considered not only ‘can’ we build it, but ‘should’ we? Can we imagine a better future, and if so how might we begin that journey?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Group discussion and workshop



Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Suwannee 11&12