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[On-Demand Talk] The Shared Responsibility of Tech Ethics

About this talk

We’re still developing new norms that facilitate an empathetic understanding of human culture. Acting with urgency to develop these norms, starting with the individual is the first step to creating a more trusted, collaborative, inclusive culture.

Through this talk, I’ll explore the importance of embracing the ethics of the individual within a larger communal group, and its lasting impact on a larger industry.

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🌈 Comment below and ask me questions β€” I might just answer them during my live speaker discussion!

About me

Hi! I'm Erin Mikail Staples β€” a very online individual passionate for facilitating better connections online and off. I'm forever thinking about how we can communicate, educate and elevate others. Currently, I work at Orbit and teach at NYU. Most importantly, I firmly believe in the power of being unabashedly "into things" and work to help friends, strangers, colleagues, community builders, graduate students, and whoever else might cross my path find their thing.

Keep in touch with me on my site or on twitter.

This on-demand talk is part of CodeLand 2022 β€” a virtual conference brought to you by CodeNewbie & DEV on June 16 & 17, 2022.

Top comments (17)

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Ella (she/her/elle)

Loved your talk! I have admittedly allowed my sense of self to erode since I started working in tech and I don't see how it could possibly be any different because my role in this industry keeps me so busy. Do you have any advice for achieving more balance between vocation and avocation?

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Michael Tharrington

That's so cool that you do standup! How has your experience with comedy helped you or influenced your work as a Senior Community Advocate at Orbit?

fizzybuzzybeezy profile image

Hi Erin. Thank you for your insight! In your job searches, were you actively looking for companies that champion neurodiversity and if so, how are you going about this? Or are you waiting until the job interview or perhaps after being hired and speaking with HR Reps? Thank you!

latindev profile image

This was fantastic! Unlike Erin I have never thought about talking about or telling someone where my value system is. I just know what it is and keep it moving. But now I am thinking differently. And the "now" page on her website is great. We should all have a "now" page when we create our work portfolios or coding journey websites.

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I really liked your talk. And I appreciate that your ethics are included in your portfolio page – it's like setting boundaries or, like you said, great for keeping your ethics and save everybody's time. Thanks Erin. :)

phaveey profile image

Oh wow!!! You're so diverse, it is inspiring!
This talk really emphasizes the idea of being more than one thing.
How can one create a balance between current occupations(school or work) and hobbies though?

mariessad profile image

How do you approach discussing neurodiversity with a job? Especially if you are from a non-tech background so you don't yet have the experience/evidence to prove you are a worthwhile candidate?

zoemoment profile image

Loved the talk! My question, how did you broach the topic of your neurodivergence when applying? It is something I am very concerned about as it has hindered my career in the past when I needed to hide it.

Thank you for your time!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi Erin! When you're considering a company to work for, how to you assess their company ethics as a candidate? Any tips?

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FaruqJada • Edited

On combining your job with a new tech role or passion: what if your former job is quite conflicting with tech and you so much have passion for tech and still love the former job?

emdebarros profile image

Wow, I could just talk for hours about this subject. Great talk, thank you for addressing this.

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Nicholas Cruz

I like the coming from statement idea. I will draft my own and aim to add that into my portfolio website.

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Sarah Rivera

Thank you - this topic is so so important. You had great suggestions and actions we can take. Also, love that Carl Sagan quote!

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Jessica D

Yes! This is exactly why I left my previous job. Values & morals are everything.

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Ozoeze Ugo

I also like the idea of spelling everything out. Leaves no room for assumptions.