Greg graduated from college in 1991 having majored in photojournalism and fine art photography. With the US in a deep recession and the future of publishing already on the verge of disruption, Greg was first to volunteer when his boss, the owner of a Chicago Real Estate newspaper, asked if anyone wanted to help move the paper’s database from Paradox for Dos to Paradox for Windows. He’s been in the software business ever since.
Greg is also a passionate pinball player, and has been participating in pinball tournaments for nearly 20 years. He is currently ranked 219th in the world. For some of his career he managed to marry his fascination with the game with his software engineering work, writing C++ code to run various games.
Greg makes his home in Portland, OR with his lovely girlfriend and their menagerie of animals.
Proposals for this user
The software we build has an impact on millions of people, and while it can be empowering for many, it is often disempowering for many others. Many times we as developers don't really think through these issues, and that is really a shame because the work we do has enormous impact on people's lives, and that impact is very often in opposition to a lot of the values that we hold dear. This session will talk through some of these issues, and explain why it is so important that we think about how we affect the world, and try to frame our work in a way that meshes well with our own values.
|Culture||2015-02-18 19:42:28 +0000|