The private sector is increasingly investing in green technologies and sustainability. With large infrastructure providers such as Amazon and Google pursuing aggressive sustainability goals, startups providing tools to measure carbon emissions, innovation in clean energy and transportation, and much more, we see technology play an increasingly large role in combating climate change.
In this track, we explore how companies are contributing to sustainability. Key areas of focus include measuring carbon footprint, decarbonizing the products we produce, and how we as software engineers can reduce the overall climate impact of the things we build. Finally, this track looks ahead to how technology can create a better future for the generations to follow.
From this track
DevSusOps - Bringing Sustainability Concerns to Development and Operations
Thursday Dec 1 / 09:00AM PST
Introducing the track, this talk will define terminology and introduce the mental models needed to make sense of sustainability as a non-functional requirement for developing and operating systems.
Former VP Amazon Sustainability Architecture @Amazon
The Zen of Green Software: Finding Balance in the Sustainable Growth Journey
Thursday Dec 1 / 10:10AM PST
As businesses continue to evolve their operations to meet consumer demands and remain profitable, reliance on the IT sector will only grow. Today, it’s estimated that this sector contributes around 3% of global CO2 emissions, on par with the aviation industry.
Head of Cleantech & Sustainability @Thoughtworks
Technical Lead for Cleantech and Sustainability @Thoughtworks
Tesla's Virtual Power Plant
Thursday Dec 1 / 11:20AM PST
The Tesla Energy Platform uses software to give control to customers and utilities when unexpected events happen, such as grid outages, severe weather events, or energy demand peaks.
Hector Veiga Ortiz
Staff Distributed Systems Engineer @Tesla Energy Cloud Platform
Senior Distributed Systems Engineer @Tesla Energy Cloud Platform
Efficient Language and Library Use to Reduce Carbon
Thursday Dec 1 / 12:30PM PST
Rust is a younger systems programming language that can have small memory footprint, low CPU utilization, offer low latencies and have small application sizes.
Principal Software Engineer @Amazon