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The role of ethics in software development

26 September 2019: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

EPIC (Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus)
96-106 Manchester Street
Christchurch 8011

(Please enter via the Manchester Street entrance)

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Other professional careers such as medicine, law and engineering all have a strong ethical component, with peer oversight and ramifications for those that fail to think through their choices. Perhaps it is time that we had similar regulation covering the development of software.
Recent examples of software ethics in the media include the Dieselgate emissions cheating software implemented by multiple vehicle manufacturers, Uber's 'greyball' program to avoid the oversight of law enforcement, and the ongoing discussion about gaming loot boxes and their relationship with gambling. This presentation will discuss those examples, what software developers can learn from them and what we can do to improve the world.
The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for networking over light refreshments.
Please arrive 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start


About The Speaker

Carey has more than 15 years experience as a software developer, working on a variety of applications from line-of-business to telematics, on the desktop, mobile, web and cloud.

Carey started by working as the sole software developer at Holcim, a cement, concrete and aggregates company. Based at the Christchurch head office, he was responsible for building intranet applications for monitoring cement silo stock levels, health & safety incident reporting and business automation tasks.

He then moved on to Telogis where he lead a development team responsible for rebuilding the DHTML vehicle map in Microsoft Silverlight. A few years later that same team rebuilt the map using HTML5 & Javascript. He then started up a new team building integrations between Telogis Fleet and vehicle manufacturer APIs, using more of a DevOps deployment model.

Carey currently works for Tait Communications as the manager of the software applications team, building the software to configure and report on radio communication networks.

Carey has volunteered for several years as an in-school presenter for FutureInTech and ITP's TechHub programmes, sharing his experiences in the software development world.

Registration Details:

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Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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