Every year, we change the theme of the conference. It forces us to rethink the conference from scratch, from the design of the website, to the topics we choose to cover, finding new speakers and helping us looking at what we are doing from an other perspective.
2018, Deus Ex Machina
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?
Øredev topics of interest include
Please peruse last year’s Øredev’s website: oredev.org/2017 to discover further information about the previous speakers and topics.
Marketing and sales content in speaker presentations is contrary to the spirit of Øredev!
It has happened that speakers talk too much about their company and annoy delegates. Ultimately, this is not good for the company or for Øredev. The result was very poor feedback for those speakers and Øredev did not publish the video of their presentation, which is of course the best marketing your organisation can get. Please respect the Øredev spirit.
Make code not war
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.