Let our Powers Combine. Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! …Apps?

Jessica Lethbridge, UNSW AustraliaPart of DW16

It can be difficult to determine your environmental responsibility when creating an app and this often results in environmental impacts being forgotten. This talk provides a background into sustainability theory, triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) and environmental impact assessment (life cycle analysis, sustainable process indices) to equip attendees with the tools to quantify the impacts of their apps. It then discusses how to reduce the environmental impacts of apps and promote environmentalism throughout the entire app development life cycle.

Jess spent five years creating environmental monitoring systems as a student software engineer at the CSIRO Intelligent Sensing and Systems Lab. She is currently studying for her Masters in Sustainable Built Environments at the University of New South Wales focussing on ICT and building management. She’s also in the process of qualifying as an environmental auditor (ISO14001 and ISO19011). In her spare time she enjoys reading scifi and fantasy novels, drinking earl grey, and eating biscuits.