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Wednesday, November 30 • 10:50am - 11:10am
The Morality of Code - Glen Goodwin, SAS Institute, inc.
The act of writing code seems pretty innocuous. But what if it isn't? What if the code we write was being used in the wrong ways to hurt, to destroy, to exploit? What are the moral implications we should be considering as we hack away late into the night? How do we do the right thing in a world of software patents, privacy concerns, open source, and technological anarchy? Are we asking ourselves the right questions to find our own personal moral guidelines for writing code or are we just hoping for the best? This talk aims to not give anyone the answers but instead focus on the questions so that each of us can come to our own answers for ourselves.

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Glen R. Goodwin

Distinguished Software Engineer, SAS Institute, inc.
Glen started hacking on a Commodore PET in 1981 when he sat down at the computer and asked the kid next to him what to do. Since that first fateful `poke 59468,14` he has been hacking away on anything with a keyboard and a screen. This included a Timex Sinclair 1000, a TI 99/4A, a slew of Atari's, and too many PCs to count. He believes that the ZX81 is the best CPU ever made, Action! is the best programming language every written for the 6502... Read More →

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am
Salon 1