I don’t discuss lots of coding or tech challenges because they don’t interest me. I’m interested in people and using tech to make our world a better place.
As a result, politics are a necessary part of the discussion.
I had contemplated leaving politics out of my feed and trying to stick purely to tech, but that feels disingenuous and also does not help accomplish my goal of trying to make the world a better place.
As software developers, we are cogs in the machine of the new world we are building, but we aren’t mindless. We can make an impact, and we can influence the products we build. If we don’t, we cannot wash our hands of the outcomes, saying, “I was just doing what I was told.”
The algorithms we design and the data we feed to the models we train are all influenced by our own experiences and biases. We have to be aware of those biases at play and mitigate them by working with a diverse team.
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Thank you to Jakob Westhoff for allowing the use of the photograph "elePHPants walking through the light."