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Understanding the Environmental Footprint of our Digital Activities - Meet Ahmad Antar, Digital Emissions
2024-02-27

Understanding the Environmental Footprint of our Digital Activities - Meet Ahmad Antar, Digital Emissions

Ahmad Antar explains how his non-profit Digital Emissions is raising awareness about the environmental impact of our digital actions. His work is based on the concept of digital carbon footprint modeling, which started at a Harvard Extension classroom.

Sustainability as a Primary Integrated Requirement for Software - Meet Mauro Caporuscio, Professor of Computer Science at Linnaeus University
2024-02-15

Sustainability as a Primary Integrated Requirement for Software - Meet Mauro Caporuscio, Professor of Computer Science at Linnaeus University

New GSF member Mauro Caporuscio of Linnaeus University demands sustainability to be a default primary requirement in software development, independent from the specific purpose of the system.

Green Software Foundation Announces New Leadership Appointments: Sanjay Podder Takes Helm as Chair, Chris Lloyd-Jones Elected as Vice Chair
2024-02-08

Green Software Foundation Announces New Leadership Appointments: Sanjay Podder Takes Helm as Chair, Chris Lloyd-Jones Elected as Vice Chair

The Green Software Foundation (GSF) proudly announces new leadership appointments within its Steering Committee. Sanjay Podder, managing director and global lead for Technology Sustainability Innovation at Accenture, takes on the role of Chair of the Board, succeeding Asim Hussain, recently appointed as Executive Director. Joining Sanjay as vice chair is Chris Lloyd-Jones, Head Architect and Strategy, Next Architecture and Transformation for the Office of the CTO at Avanade.

Scaling Green Software Culture – A Grassroots Approach Blossoms for Avanade
2024-01-22

Scaling Green Software Culture – A Grassroots Approach Blossoms for Avanade

Starting with a small but determined team, Avanade consistently produced engaging content and provided resources to raise awareness and spark interest within the organization. A grassroots approach has turned into a strong green software movement with decentralized groups engaging and sharing information. Other companies are following suit, using Avanade’s success story as a template for shaping their own green software culture.

Baselining Software Carbon Emissions - A Use Case by UBS
2024-01-17

Baselining Software Carbon Emissions - A Use Case by UBS

Using the SCI specification, UBS compares two banking applications with regard to their carbon emissions.

Creating Technology with Purpose - Meet Carolin Rubner, Head of Research Group at Siemens
2024-01-03

Creating Technology with Purpose - Meet Carolin Rubner, Head of Research Group at Siemens

For 175 years, Siemens has been turning ideas into innovations as a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. The world has changed a lot during these years, but technology with purpose remains a primary driver for improving people’s lives. Carolin Rubner now sits on the GSF Steering Committee to drive sustainability further within the software industry.

Carbon Hack 24: Where measurement meets innovation, and impact knows no bounds
2023-12-18

Carbon Hack 24: Where measurement meets innovation, and impact knows no bounds

From Monday, March 18 to Monday, April 8, 2024, developers and engineers will compete to showcase their best application of the GSF Impact Framework to reduce the ecological footprint of software.

Automated SCI Measurements with the Green Metrics Tool - A Use Case for Assessing Software Carbon Footprint
2023-12-12

Automated SCI Measurements with the Green Metrics Tool - A Use Case for Assessing Software Carbon Footprint

The Green Metrics Tool is a free, open-source software that offers an initial implementation for automatically generating the SCI metric.

Open Source Tooling at the Core of Innovation - Meet Lisa McNally, Head of Sustainability Solutions at Thoughtworks
2023-11-29

Open Source Tooling at the Core of Innovation - Meet Lisa McNally, Head of Sustainability Solutions at Thoughtworks

Lisa is now the primary organizational lead for Thoughtworks at the GSF. She sits on the Steering Committee and co-leads the GSF’s Policy Working Group. She sees green software as a fundamental commodity with open-source tooling at the core of technology innovation.

Green Coding is a Matter of Code Quality
2023-11-23

Green Coding is a Matter of Code Quality

By minimizing green code smells, we not only enhance the quality but also expedite the repayment of ecological debt.