Regularly meet other members of the tech ethics community to share stories, get feedback and advice on your projects, and learn how others have campaigned for funding within their organisation.
Caring about ethics in your organisation can be a lonely task. You're constantly fight to show that ethics matters, win budget for your work, educate yourself, become a change management professional and an activist and ALL whilst doing other jobs.
You are in great company - although you may feel alone - there are actually quite a few of us worldwide. It's about time we coordinated. Join this meet up to chat to other people who are doing the same job as you, exchange advice on how to manage tricky problems and situations, and have fun.
This meet up is open to everyone - whether you are an aspiring ethicist or an established one, and to those who work in all industries.
Join a meet up...
Our community meets (virtually) on the second Thursday of every month in the evening (European time). These events include a provocation, a Q&A, coordinated discussion topics and serendipitous networking.
Each month we invite a speaker to present a provocation at the start of our meet up. Have a look through some of our previous guest speakers below:
Susie Alegre is an international human rights lawyer and writer, Associate at Doughty Street Chambers and a Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton working on digital rights, in particular the right to freedom of thought in the digital world. She has published widely in academic journals and international media and her work on freedom of thought was featured in the Radio 4 Documentary “Forum Internum.” She is currently working on a book on the topic for Atlantic Books.
Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan is the acting European tech correspondent at the Financial Times, where he covers policy and politics online - ranging from content moderation and extremism to data transfers and healthtech. Prior to joining the tech team, he was a leader writer at the FT and has also worked in consulting.
Dr Kim Foale is a social science researcher and full-stack web developer, specialising in social impact projects and measurable social change. They are the founder of Geeks for Social Change.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate with a background in mechanical engineering. One of the 2020 LinkedIn Changemakers, Yassmin is a globally sought-after advisor on issues of social justice, focused on the intersections of race, gender and faith. She has travelled to over 24 countries across five continents, speaking to governments, civil society and corporates on inclusive leadership, tackling bias and achieving substantive change.
Christine Jakobson is an ethics researcher and consultant. Christine is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge where her research is at the intersection of aesthetics, moral and political philosophy. She is also a senior ethics consultant at Principia Advisory where she advises clients across Silicon Valley, international banking and top-tier global professional services on culture, responsible innovation and ethical use.
Iyas AlQasem has led companies from a 2 man startup to a team of 500; with revenues from £0 to 9 figures; from plateaus to rapid growth; from implosion to turnaround; through acquiring and being acquired; and IPO to a high 8-figure trade-sale. Along the way, he set up a charity that's helped thousands of children in refugee camps, under occupation and in war zones.
Katrin Fritsch is a data and society researcher and writer. She is co-founder of MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture, an independent think tank that operates at the intersection of technology and society. Katrin holds a MSc in Data & Society of the London School of Economics and Political Science and was placed on Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list.
Alix Dunn is the founder of Computer Says Maybe, a firm supporting design and deployment of digital tools in complex systems. She founded The Engine Room, a distributed team that supports activists around the world to leverage technology and data in strategic and mission-aligned ways.