Jan Schaumann is putting together a talk on ethics in as related to folks managing internet operations. He has a survey and is looking for folks who wrangle the machines that run the internet. I’m copying his post, with permission, due to a slightly NSFW image on his announcement.
August 3rd, 2015
Actually, it’s about Ethics in Internet Operations. No, seriously, it actually is.
As mentioned earlier, somehow Velocity NY accepted my talk on ‘Ethical Obligations in Internet Operations’. In order to help me better understand our profession(s) and to prepare a better talk, I’ve put together a short, anonymous questionnaire for everybody involved in “Internet Operations”.
“Internet Operations” is the term I use here to combine the various ill- or loosely defined job descriptions relating to the general “tech industry” beyond the job of “Programmer”. If you write infrastructure code, you are working in “Internet Operations”. If you control the network of your organization and who they peer with, you are working in “Internet Operations”. If you run a company that influences how non-technical people use the internet, you are working in “Internet Operations”. In short, if you’re interested in attending Velocity, you’re likely working in “Internet Operations”.
Please take the five minutes to fill out this form. If you were to also share the link on your social and professional network, that’d be much appreciated, too. And of course, if you have questions or comments, you can email me at email@example.com or contact me on Twitter @jschauma.
This ties in with some of the recent posts about “sysadmins” having too much power to block mail. If you’re one of the folks in “internet operations” as Jan widely defines it, go over and fill out the survey.