With great power comes great responsibility. The big data movement gave us tools to gather and process huge amounts of data. Recent incidents show that these opportunities come with a cost. Concentrating heaps of personal information in one place threatens people's privacy. More is not always better - or to be clear: more is sometimes quite dangerous. This talk explores ways to deal with this situation. The concept of Datensparsamkeit introduces a mindset everybody can take away from this conference into the real world.
Lead Developer, Optimist
I was working for a long time at a startup in Hamburg, building web analytics systems before that term even existed. After getting tired and complaining a lot, my former boss told me to join Thoughtworks so that they would show and teach me all the things I didn't know about software development. And to this day, I do still learn about software development.
I work as a lead developer, consultant and trainer. I'm equally excited about technical challenges and improving ways of working. Though it might not always sound like it - I'm a true optimist.