Another Year has gone by since the last LeetSpeak

LeetSpeak is a one day annual developer conference usually held in Malmö or Stockholm and is organised by tretton37 

Each year usually has a theme and this year was about ethics in computing.

“We want to talk about the life-giving power of software, and also make sure that we always keep in mind our responsibility as developers to craft it well – like the true craftsmen we are” – LeetSpeak

I found this year very interesting as this topic should be stressed more in our business. The way society today relies on IT opens up for new challenges in data security and rights violations that we don’t always have measure to counter. Usually conferences are code focused which I also like but this years topic is in my view way more important than what is the latest javascript framework.

As part of my dedication to this topic I will sign up to the ACM code of conduct guidelines and I encourage everybody to to the same so that we can build future systems ethically.

“ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.” –ACM

On a side note there was some none ethics based talks as-well with Advent of Codes creator and developer, Eric Wastl, sharing anecdotes about the birth and life of his fun web site, and the unexpected usage. If you like puzzles and coding challenges I highly recommend to give the advent (calendar) of code challenge a go and help save Christmas. By the way, it is an awesome website.

Last years LeetSpeak

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