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Discussion on: Have you ever fought back against a task on the basics of ethics?

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Thomas C. Haflich

Side question - those who have had formal training in CS/SE, did you ever have training in safety or ethics? I got my degree in a completely separate engineering discipline and we had dedicated courses for it. There are sometimes professional licensing boards and committees that handle ethics issues, depending on what you do. I don't think I've ever seen something like that for developers. I'd be curious to see if there is something out there and what it looks like.

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Ashlee (she/her)

Did not have any required course for it in my CSSE department. :( I decided on my own to take one in the Humanities and Social Sciences department, but it wasn't tech-focused. It was a general engineering ethics course. What I would personally love to see is an ethics class that has a whole section on designing/creating with accessibility in mind.