June Meetup

This is a past event

35 people went

Every 4th Thursday of the month

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We're back at Flux, which is Wellrailed's new home, and this month Pete (@aupajo) is venturing up from Christchurch to talk about: *Designing for Ethical Online Discourse*

What role should technology play in discourse? What are our obligations as software developers, to our companies and to society, when we are asked to build discourse features into our apps? Written in the wake of the mosque shootings, this talk tackles some of the questions that this tragic act raised about the part technology plays in amplifying hate speech and inciting violence, and suggests a framework in which to think about these issues. This talk is largely non-technical, but aimed at technologists. It speaks about for the need for ethical accountability in the software we build well as discussing practical ways to speak to various stakeholders to help you make the right change.


Please get in touch if you'd like to present something, we've had a wide variety of topics and presenters in the past, so don't feel shy!

Best place is via the slack group (details a bit further down) and send @four_seven a message (that's me!).

Doors open at 5:30pm with talks starting at 6:00pm. We'll break for pizza and chatting/networking after the 1st talk.

Please join us in the Ruby NZ Slack

Lots of us are hanging out there, you can get an invite from the official Ruby NZ (http://ruby.nz/) site here (http://slack.ruby.nz/). Don't forgot to join the #wellington channel too as that's were any discussion and announcement about this meetup occurs.


Flux Federation is providing us with some sweet venue space for this month's event!

Optimal Workshop (https://www.optimalworkshop.com) is once again covering the pizza. They're also a big fan and sponsor of the NZ Rails Camps!! Thanks!