DESCRIPTION: Brian talks with Alexis Richardson (@monadic, CEO @weaveworks, Chair of TOC @CNCF) about the carbon footprint of technology conferences and a growing interest in making them more environmentally friendly.
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Topic 1 - Welcome back to the show. We’ve just now wrapped up the spring conference season and you’re helping to kick off a new focus on an interesting aspect of conferences.
Topic 2 - Obviously climate change is a big talking point in political campaigns right now. Do you think that’s what is driving this discussion around conference now (vs. another moment in time)?
Topic 3 - You’re helping to create a “Climate Code of Conduct”. It’s still early, but what are some of the guiding principles that are being explored?
Topic 4 - Given the complexity of all that could be involved in improving the climate impact of conferences, do you think it’s more important to start making smaller changes (low-hanging fruit) or establishing really bold guidance? * *
Topic 5 - Have any discussions about this started with any conferences yet? If conference organizers are listening, how would you suggest they potentially engage with the group that is discussing this?
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