Sustainability has been deemed the greatest challenge of all time for many generations, yet, we have reached any substantial progress to defeat it. This is true across many industries, including the software sector. This panel invites experts and thought leaders across industries to discuss and explore strategies to measure, reduce and prevent harmful environmental effects of software, specifically how we could accelerate net zero progress across the board.
Quarkus Senior Principal Software Engineer @RedHat
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Software Engineer at the Green Software Foundation
Sara Bergman is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft Development Center Norway working as a backend engineer with people experiences in the Microsoft eco-system. She is an advocate for green software practices at MDCN and M365, as well as externally. She is an individual contributor of the Green Software Foundation, where she is working with the Standards Working group to create the Software Carbon Intensity specification and as the chair of the former Writer's project which curated and created written articles on the main GSF website and the GSF newsletter.
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Former VP Amazon Sustainability Architecture @Amazon
Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. He joined Amazon as their VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy in 2016, recruited and leads their open source community engagement team. He was previously a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures. There he advised the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence. Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring. Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing. He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine.
SRE @Goldman Sachs & Training Project Chair @Green Software Foundation
Sarah is a Site Reliability Engineer at Goldman Sachs. Sarah is working on a distributed platform in Google Cloud that will support the Global Markets' trading business. Sarah started a grassroots effort in GS to tackle sustainability in engineering and is the organisation lead for GS with the Green Software Foundation. Sarah is also the chair of the Principle’s project for the GSF. Recently, the group and the Linux Foundation launched a free online educational course, Green Software for Practitioners (LFC131), to help software practitioners build, run and maintain greener applications. She would like to see green software becoming an integral part of the educational curriculum for anyone learning to code.