Beyond Hacktivism - why #policymatters
We live in a brave new world. Public policy is not just about Assange, Snowden and Dotcom anymore. Legal battles are being fought in courtrooms in EU and US for the future of software development. In the last 12 months, we’ve had several issues directly impacting developers pop up on our governments’ radars, and we’ve had limited reach. Legality of Encryption. Digital Single Market. Android Antitrust. Freedom to use APIs, and more. We’ll look at the most pressing issues that could affect the lives of millions of developers, and hundreds of millions of citizens.
I work on all things mobile at Pusher in London, helping developers to build highly connected apps. My favourite topics are software architecture and testing, and also the current developments in the world of EU/US policy, things that affect the lives of developers (and users) in different ways