SDIA’s European Summit in Berlin invites software developers to advance green coding and sustainable software

“As the digital sector stands at a pivotal crossroad between digital transformation and environmental sustainability, the SDIA is delighted to host a Summit to chart a path toward a digital future that is not only innovative, but also sustainable.” Max Schulze, SDIA’s Executive Chairman

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The inaugural SDIA Green Coding Summit 2023 will bring together leading green coding expertise, communities, organizations, researchers, and software developers on 23-24 November 2023 in Berlin at the iconic Französischer Dom (French Dome) in the heart of Berlin, to reduce the environmental impact of software through open, transparent knowledge and showcasing the latest tools.

The Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA) will deliver independent, content-rich presentations, keynotes, panels and debates with invited speakers from internationally renowned organizations such as Mozilla, Intel, Thoughtworks, Lufthansa Industry Solutions and ABN AMRO.

Organizations and software communities across Europe and globally have begun to recognize the environmental impact created by digital products and services. Yet quantifying and reducing those impacts remains challenging. Key to this is understanding the future impact for society, the environment, and lessening any potential rebound effects.

The two-day Summit, co-hosted by Umweltbundesamt - German Environment Agency and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, will build a roadmap to facilitate the wider adoption of green coding practices.

Knowledge, Debate and Insights

The Summit Conference will welcome software developers, engineers, researchers and IT leaders to product managers, sustainability leads, directors and policymakers.

Opening remarks will be given by Dr. Franziska Brantner (pre-recorded), the German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.

Knowledge Expansion

Learn from international thought leaders about their insights, experiences, and real-world applications in green coding. The main conference will explore the essence of green coding, its true environmental impact beyond carbon, and the future implications. The agenda will look at the incentives to invest in resource efficient software, and debate how regional and national governments can be instrumental in creating positive change.

Max Körbächer, Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board Member and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Ambassador advocates for the breadth of open knowledge sharing at the Summit: "IT Sustainability is complex in its nature, placed in between multiple layers, where each of those is a challenge itself. Developing green software and understanding the foundation of green code is the entry point to be able to master all other layers in a sustainable and effective way."

Learn, Connect & Code

Following a day of knowledge sharing, delegates will have an opportunity to get coding at the Summit Bootcamp, hosted in partnership with Green Coding Berlin, The Green Web Foundation, and Boavizta at the historic Neue Mälzerei (New Malt House).

Bootcamp Deep Dives: Software developers are invited to roll up their sleeves and join leading European green coding experts for deep-dive sessions designed to empower software developers to create more sustainable digital products and services. These workshops will provide hands-on experience with tools and best practices, allowing participants to measure the environmental impact of their software projects and understand how to improve them.

The various sessions will feature sustainable and CO2 aware web development, energy measurement and software optimization for backend applications. In addition, exploring tools to provide insights into the environmental impact of desktop and server hardware.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with green coding and sustainable software communities. Meet and engage with maintainers, contributors, researchers, and other stakeholders.

The Future of Green Coding

The Summit’s vision by bringing leading minds together is to create an Annual Green Coding Roadmap, and to disseminate further knowledge and solutions through Quarterly Community Summits.

The Green Coding Roadmap will focus on establishing a clear regulatory framework, sharing knowledge and highlighting the benefits for coders to measure, report and improve the environmental impact of software — sharing best practices that have been tested in real-world scenarios.

The SDIA Green Coding Summit 2023 will build on two previous Hackathons in Berlin, and the SoftAWERE (Software Architecture Tools for Energy Efficient and Resource Saving Development) project. An initiative to reduce the environmental impact of software, and exemplify how green coding can make a difference.

In a society that is increasingly dependent on digital products, the future of green coding is the foundation of a sustainable future. Register to reserve your seat at the Summit.

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