Software engineers are often one of the last lines of defense against potentially dangerous and unethical practices. Every software company encounters situations where the line between right and wrong is not clearly drawn.
Back in the year 2000 Bill Sourour was asked to code a project to help market a pharmaceutical product in a misleading way. Reflecting on this experience, Bill recently wrote about it on Medium, suggesting that developers should avoid doing things that compromise our ethics in small ways.
The more software defines our real world the more relevant the conversation around ethics becomes. In this episode, Bill and I explore the ethics of modern software development.