Session: What can a software engineer do about climate change?
The COVID-19 pandemic has not just reminded us of the importance of tackling climate change but also its urgency. In this talk, Sarah will share her journey as a Green Software Engineer, emphasising that every bit of help is meaningful, and individuals can have a real impact. She will also cover the basics of Green Software Engineering before sharing examples of applying the principles, providing a call to action for like-minded engineers.
- Software engineers can make decisions to accelerate climate actions and join in the fight to address the climate crisis now.
- As technology integrates further with our society, software engineers are empowered to make decisions that will have lasting impacts for generations to come by understanding the principles of Green Software Engineering.
- How can you get involved now? Remember, every bit of help is meaningful, and as an individual, you can influence real impact.
Sarah is a Cloud Platform Engineer with Goldman Sachs focusing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). She recently transitioned to a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) role with the Consumer Cards business. Previously, she built a VPC Sharing platform for multiple line-of-businesses as an alternative approach to microservice architecture.
In addition to being a Cloud Advocate, Sarah is a Green Software Engineer believing in the ripple effects of the collective good. She has volunteered with several climate groups, utilising her expertise to accelerate climate actions.