It’s Getting Hot In Here: How Code Effects Our Planet

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Session Overview

How can developers help lower the carbon emissions of the world? With the average person in the UK spending over 6 hours on the internet each day, imagine the amount of data that is being transferred across the world at any moment in time.

This all comes at a cost, in this talk I will look at the carbon cost of that data and the effects on our planet and how we can improve that by making some small and big changes to the way we code and the way we architect digital solutions.

As a senior software developer at Sky I have had a lot of experience when it comes to building software and how the small changes can have the biggest effects. I’ve influenced my team to think differently about how we code and am having a positive impact on the carbon usage of our websites.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Analyse how the tech world is effecting our planet
  • Explore the changes we can make to improve our carbon emissions.How to take instant action with helping our planet
  • Discover best practices for green software development

This session is for you if… you are technical and non-technical and interested in enhancing your knowledge of green software development.

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