Wednesday, August 21

11:00 am - 11:40 am

Protecting ourselves online and in person

Exception Stage

About the event

One of the beauties of open-source engineering is the public-facing nature of our jobs. Whether we are troubleshooting issues on GitHub, speaking at conferences, or thought-leadering on social media, we are often in the physical or digital spotlight. Furthermore, because we meet our users where they are, we often expose our personal selves more so than the average human on the Internet. While the vast majority of our users are kind, loving, and thoughtful, unfortunately the technology community also includes bad actors. And while most communities have Codes of Conduct or similar mechanisms for removing a bad actor, how can we protect ourselves from those bad actors?


Seth Vargo

Seth Vargo is an engineer at Google Cloud. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and some Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of Learning Chef and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. When he is not writing, working on open source, teaching, or speaking at conferences, Seth advises non-profits.