Algorithms & code are governing more and more of our lives. It has never been more important for us to take a step back as developers, students & designers and think about some tough ethical questions.
Join us for an evening when we consider these tough question & more!
The Slippery Slope of Unethical Programming by Jacques Smuts
Have you ever been asked to write code to fake an emissions test? Probably not, but most of us have encountered bits of unethical programming in our careers, whether we realize it or not.
#UnbiasedAlgorithmsMatter by Shandu Nthai
Let's take a deep dive into the world of algorithmic bias and the real-world implications it has one all of our lives - particularly the lives of women and people of colour.
Sylvia is a seasoned software engineer with interests in mobile/web development, client/server architectures, and scalable systems. Most recently, her focus has been on Flutter and Firebase with some native Android work thrown in for good measure.
She has held many positions over the years, most recently as technical manager in the South African non-profit sector, but in 2020 she returned to her roots as a freelance app developer.
Sylvia is active in the Cape Town developer community and currently leads the GDG Cape Town chapter.
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