Coding for a Greener Future: Exploring Upcoming Events in Green Software

Posted on October 4th, 2023

In a world where environmental concerns have taken center stage, the tech industry is expected to play its part in reducing its carbon footprint.

Coding for a Greener Future: Exploring Upcoming Events in Green Software

The software development and design community, particularly, is at a pivotal moment in history. It's a moment where the power of coding can be harnessed with a focus on actively contributing to the planet's sustainability, shaping a digital landscape that champions environmental responsibility above all else.

We are putting a spotlight on upcoming events that are set to change the way we code, design, monitor, and measure the environmental impact of our digital creations. You can use them as stepping stones to incorporate sustainability in your daily work and embrace the myriad of opportunities available to enhance your craft and leave a positive mark on the world.

Many of the events listed below feature sessions influenced by the principles, patterns, and tools contributed by the GSF community. These sessions are led by individuals actively involved in GSF or helping to promote our initiatives.

In addition to upcoming events organized by peers, members, and supporters, the GSF is hosting a virtual Panel on Responsible AI on October 5 and its flagship event, Decarbonize Software, on November 16. We hope you join us! 

Dates Event/Content Type Location Details
Oct 2-6 DEVOXX Belgium 2023 In person Antwerp, BE Emmanouil Serrelis will give a talk on How to design secure and eco-friendly solutions
Oct 5-6 Baltics Impact Day 2023 In person Tallinn, EE Kaspar Kinsiveer and Heiki Naagel, two sustainable software development experts from Helmes, will present on the benefits of green software for businesses and the environment, and offer tips on how to develop sustainable software applications.
Oct 5 Hacktoberfest 2023 Virtual Worldwide Engaged software engineers, developers, and coding enthusiasts are eager to make noteworthy contributions to open-source projects.
Oct 5 Responsible AI: Tackling AI's Environmental Challenge Virtual Worldwide AI & Sustainability experts share their insights and recommendations on how to make AI greener and more carbon aware.
Oct 5 Hungarian Software Testing Forum In person Budapest, HU Dr. Anubha Jain will present on Testing the "Greenness” in Green IoT
Oct 9-11 Technorama In person Utrecht, NL Geert van der Cruijsen and Danny van der Kraan present on green software.
Oct 10 Kubernetes for Sustainability – Energy Monitoring with Kepler Hybrid Karlsruhe, DE This event is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's Global Sustainability Week.
Oct 16-18 Serverless Architecture Conference Hybrid Berlin, DE Roberto Freato gives Keynote speech: Green Must be Convenient
Oct 18-20 QA&TEST Embedded 2023 In person Bilbao, ES Dr. Anubha Jain presents on Testing the "Greenness” in Green IoT
Oct 19 SEACON 2023 Hybrid London, UK Anne Currie will speak on: Climate change as an existential threat to tech CEOs. But not the way you think.
Oct 21 NIDC 2023 Hybrid Belfast, IE Thuyet Nguyen, Frontend Developer, will present green software principles and practice.
Oct 24-26 VERGE 23 In person San Jose, USA Program includes: AI and Energy: How Emerging Technologies Will Shape the Future and VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Competition, a fast-pitch competition highlighting five entrepreneurs building cutting-edge solutions for carbon removal.
Oct 30 CNO Panel 2023 In person Bern, CH This year's main theme is "digital sustainable & sustainable digital". The CNO Panel is the Swiss platform for top management with key presentations, workshops and plenty of space for personal networking.
Nov 9 Cloud Meets Sustainability Hybrid, Meetup Munich, DE Topics: Measuring Emissions of Cloud Infrastructure in AWS, GCP and Azure Blue turns green! Approaches and technologies for sustainable K8s clusters
Nov 6-9 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 In person Chicago, USA The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities
Nov 13-16 Web Summit In person Lisbon, PT Rebecca Parsons speaking on Can new tech reverse the climate crisis?
Nov 16 Decarbonize Software Virtual Event Worldwide Global leaders are discussing how to reduce GHG emissions by 43% by 2030 during COP28 in Dubai. The software industry must play a role in this, and Decarbonize Software is our platform to position software at the forefront of climate action. Join us as we bring voices from our community to the fore and introduce the latest tools and initiatives to increase industry-wide adoption of green software.
Nov 21-22 Greentech Forum In person Paris, FR Various topics covering IT and environment, conference in French
Nov 27-30 Software Architecture Gathering Virtual Worldwide Topics include: The Path to a Greener Software Architecture, Uwe Eisele, Nadja Hagen Platforms, Architecture and Sustainability, Rebecca Parsons Architecting for Observability, Ben Evans
Dec 7-8 DevTernity Virtual Worldwide Turning developers into architects and engineering leaders

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