Ethics in Computing

Thursday, 30 August, 2018 - 16:4517:30

Theo Schlossnagle, Circonus


As computing evolved to touch billions of lives, it did so over the rapid course of about 25 years. In that time, the profession of computing has not self-regulated with respect to professional domain-specific ethical enforcement. In fact, many computing professionals have not taken a course on ethics, know very little about ethics, and don't understand how it uniquely applies to their industry. This talk aims to cast light on this important subject in a tone and tenor that should resonate with computing professionals.

Theo Schlossnagle, Circonus

The Founder/CEO of Circonus, Theo Schlossnagle is a practicing software engineer and serial entrepreneur. At Johns Hopkins University he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science, with a focus on graphics and randomized algorithms in distributed systems. Theo founded four technology startups focusing on large systems scalability and distributed systems. He is a Distinguished Member of the ACM and sits on the ACM Practitioners Board and serves as co-chair for the ACM Queue.

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@inproceedings {218917,
author = {Theo Schlossnagle},
title = {Ethics in Computing},
booktitle = {SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa (SREcon18 Europe)},
year = {2018},
address = {Dusseldorf},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug

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