Another Year has gone by since the last LeetSpeak
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
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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