Ethics are tumultuous. They’re informed by backgrounds, cultures, experiences and a range of inputs. These inputs make their way to the tech we create, and they always will. No matter how much we teach it to ‘think on its own’, tech will never be unbiased. But that doesn’t mean that everything is doomed. Brilliant people have worked to create less biased tech, more inclusive processes and psychological safety.
In a wonderful culmination of topics around Cloud Native ethics, Andrea Dobson-Kock, head of People at Container Solutions and Cameron Wood, head of SRE, have put together an excellent guide to creating psychological safety, what that means for innovation and how to do a Blameless Postmortem.
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This month, we’re looking at ethics and we’re going all in. The topics we’re looking at sound like they come straight from the movies! We’ve got our ethics evangelist, Anne Currie, sharing an excellent guide to navigating ethical dilemmas. She gets specific. You ready? Download the ebook for FREE.
WTF is Cloud Native Managing Editor Charles Humble, and Container Solutions Editor-In-Chief Heather Joslyn, take a look at why we should care about ethical software development at all—and what the fallout is if we don’t.
We’ve got contributions on tech’s impact on the planet (and what we can do about it) from IBM’s Holly Cummins. Charles Humble takes a look at the Ofqual algorithm debacle in an overtly effective demonstration of how bad tech ruins lives. In preparation for our huge, epic, free WTF Is SRE? conference, Carla Gaggini takes us through the importance of event safety and why you need a code of conduct.