Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Ethical questions in software engineering

Rotem Hermon (SAP)
16:5017:40 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Leadership skills
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Secondary topics:  Theoretical
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers and software architects

What you'll learn

  • Explore ethical questions that involve technology and how they affect our work as developers


Software is eating the world. We developers and architects are a major force influencing software, technology, and the world it creates. We don’t have the privilege of being unaware of our actions. If we really want to create a better world, we must understand the intersection of technology and humanity. We need to open our eyes to the link between ethics and software.

Rotem Hermon shares examples of ethical questions involving software and algorithms, discusses ethical challenges related to technology, sense of self, politics, and truth, and explains what we can do about it.

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Rotem Hermon


Rotem Hermon is lead architect for the customer data cloud at SAP. He’s been building and designing backend systems for a long time.