Ethics in Computing

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

Theo Schlossnagle, Circonus

Abstract: 

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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BibTeX
@inproceedings {218917,
author = {Theo Schlossnagle},
title = {Ethics in Computing},
booktitle = {SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa (SREcon18 Europe)},
year = {2018},
address = {Dusseldorf},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/node/218918},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
}