Carina C. Zona

Carina c zona

Carina C. Zona



Carina C. Zona is a developer, community builder, advocate, certified sex educator, and whimsical gluten-free baker.

Carina is the founder of @CallbackWomen, an initiative devoted to getting more women onto the podium as programmer conferences’ speakers. She has also been an organizer & instructor for many tech women’s organizations, including formerly serving on Railsbridge’s core team.

She spends a lot of time thinking about the unexpected cultural effects of our decisions as programmers.

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* Consequences of an Insightful Algorithm

We have ethical responsibilities when coding. We're able to extract remarkably precise intuitions about an individual. But do we have a right to know what they didn't consent to share, even when they willingly shared the data that leads us there? How do we mitigate against unintended outcomes? In this talk, we'll learn how to build in systematic empathy, integrate practices for examining how our code might harm individuals, and net consequences that can be better for everyone.
Carina C. Zona