How to make a phone more ethical
Location: Main room - 02/10/2022, 05:45 - 02/10/2022, 06:00 (Eastern Daylight Time) (15 minutes)

How to make a phone more ethical
Franz Geiger Tech Lead Software Engineer

Franz is an avid user of open source software and cares about the impact of technology on society and our environment. He is a Tech Lead and Software Engineer at Fairphone, the smartphone company that cares about people and our planet. After joining Fairphone in 2016, Franz focused on the maintenance and security of the operating system running on the Fairphone devices. Today, he works on microservices supporting the operations of the scaling organization.


Electronic devices are an essential part of our lives. Unfortunately, the sheer number of devices, how they are made, and how quickly they are discarded cause big problems; problems for the people that create them as well as problems for our planet as a whole. Using smartphones as an example, this talk discusses ways to make electronic devices more ethical and sustainable.