Christina Entcheva


Christina is a Director of Software Engineering at GitHub. She has 10+ years of experience in software engineering, product management, product design, people management, and technical mentorship. Christina is passionate about test-driven development, working in public, tight feedback loops, and building high performing teams that deliver delightful experiences for customers.


Ethics in technology: History, practice, and mitigation


With the rise of AI, discussions of ethics in technology are gaining steam and making mainstream news. AI has enabled incredible breakthroughs and has also actively caused harm, sometimes to the very populations it aims to protect.

What lessons can historical context teach us about modern technological harms? In this talk, Christina Entcheva connects historical examples of technology to the modern practice of software engineering today, discusses AI harms, and provides guidelines for mitigation for modern product teams. Talk will include specific steps companies can take towards building responsible AI in their products.