Last Friday, I had the honour to speak at Western Australia’s premier web conference, Edge of the Web.
My talk, titled ‘Services, Sites & Snakeoil’ was a 45 minute run down on the state of the web industry, examples of possibly unsavory behavior amongst the industry, and suggested actions to put into place to encourage better ethical decisions in the future.
I also handed out paper, and requested people jot down some of their own thoughts, which I’ll be sharing here in the near future. Right near the end of the talk, I dropped mention of the wiki environment that a bunch of us have started, in order to work through the concept of a ‘Code of Conduct’ or some-such. I’d love to see you join us there, at www.webindustrycode.org
Please enjoy the presentation above, and if you like it, share it with your colleagues. Thanks to Matt Didcoe, Ashul Shah, Helen Burgess and the team at Partner and Prosper for the great conference – it really was a fantastic event.
Feedback on my talk, or the slides above? Hit me up in the comments.
1 August 2011 at 5:35 pm
Thanks for the talk, I really enjoyed it and getting an insight into how you’ve done things over the past 10 years or so.
I found myself agreeing pretty much with everything you said in respect to ethics within the industry and would endorse it for sure within my business.
Again great talk, and great to see you again 🙂