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Blog Post 8: Therac-25 Accidents

From the readings, there seemed to be a few main causes of the radiation overdoses delivered by the Therac-25. The investigation documents posted by Virginia tech described the race conditions in the code that were perhaps the fatal flaw in … Continue reading

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Blog Post 7: Gender and Diversity in Technology

The best article that I think I’ve read on the gender gap in STEM was “Why the STEM gender gap is overblown”. ┬áThe article is more well thought out than the somewhat inflammatory title would imply. It shows that in … Continue reading

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Blog Post 6: Work Life Balance

I think that companies are ethically obligated to support a good work life balance. An important tenet of Catholic Social Teaching is that “the economy exists for the person, not the person for the economy”. When companies refuse to respect … Continue reading

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Blog Post 5: Project 1 Code of Ethics Reflection

Our code of ethics has four main parts. They are do no harm, respect of system users, inclusivity, and responsible use of automation and AI. We chose these categories because when we listed our specifics, they seemed to be able … Continue reading

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Blog Post 4: Where do you see your career headed?

I believe that moving from job to job is somewhat inevitable in the current day in age. Forbes writes that “staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over … Continue reading

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Blog Post 3: What is the ethos of the computing industry?

There are a multitude things that I make up the ethos of the computing industry. I would like to focus on the two that I have the strongest feelings about, innovation and meritocracy. Sadly, I am disenchanted in many ways … Continue reading

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Blog Post 2: Why study Ethics in the context of Computer Science and Engineering?

It is important to study ethics in the context of computer science and engineering because computers permeate our live on such a daily basis. Many American workers check their smartphones on the way into work, spend their days parked behind … Continue reading

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Introduction Post

My name is Brent Marin, I am from Denver, CO and I study computer science. I chose computer science as my major because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I figured computer science kept the most doors open. … Continue reading

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