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Webinar @ noon, Jan. 23: "Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil...and Why It Is Complicated to Do that in Computing" (Expired)

Everyone is invited to join me Thursday, January 23 @ noon in CL126
for a free webinar by Don Gotterbarn, Director of the Software Engineering
Ethics Research Institute and Chair of the ACM Committee on Professional Ethics.

"Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil...
and Why It Is Complicated to Do that in Computing"

Classroom Building 126
Thursday, January 23
Noon - 12:50*

The talk will be followed by a live question and answer session moderated
by Keith Miller of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

The webinar is made possible by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Learning Center --

Most computing professionals want to avoid evil and to do the right thing.
But that isn't always easy. Sometimes doing the right thing exacts a difficult
price from the individual professional. Other times, it is difficult to know
exactly what the right thing is.

In this presentation, we will try to help with both problems. Difficulties
with these two problems contribute to failed systems, derailed projects,
and significant negative impacts on society. We will introduce ways to
mitigate these risks based on current research in computing, ethics,
and psychology.

We will put this into a larger perspective by discussing the international
efforts to professionalize computing. These efforts are a mixed blessing,
but they point to the importance of professional ethics in computing.

* although the webinar is scheduled for 1 hour, the room is only available for 50
minutes due to class scheduling.  The webinar will be made available later for
online viewing at

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