Corruption in Software Profession

Do you remember the famous dialog from the movie Spiderman – “With great powers comes great responsibility”? Today’s world is driven by Software and as a Software Professional we have great powers and so have a great responsibility towards this world and the human kind. We can use our powers to make this world a better place to live or can destroy it with our bad practices.

The talk is about Ethics and Professionalism. As an ethical professional, its our responsibility to make sure that the work done by us and the practices being followed by us are benefiting the society.

The Wikipedia definition of Corruption is a form of dishonesty or criminal offense undertaken by a person or organization entrusted with a position of authority, to acquire illicit benefit or abuse power for one's private gain.

Knowingly or unknowingly, software profession is being infected with corruption resulting in bad behavior, bad practices and bad products. The talk will be covering some case studies and asking every Software Professional, are we doing the right thing for the society?

We have to do an introspection and ask ourselves –

  1. Are we abusing the power to our's or organization’s gain?
  2. Are we dishonest towards our profession?
  3. Are we getting involved into a criminal activity without being aware of it?

Outline/Structure of the Talk

This is going to be a case study based session where the focus will be on ethics and professionalism. How compromising on quality, greediness towards money and power resulted in bad behavior, bad practices and loss to society.

Learning Outcome

As a Software professional we have unlimited power and it is up to us how do we want to use it. It can build a new world or destroy the existing world. Our focus should be on doing the right things and in an ethical and professional way.

Target Audience

Software professionals, IT leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

There is no pre-requisite for the session



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