GreenTech South West are delighted to welcome Asim Hussain, green cloud advocacy lead at Microsoft to talk to us about building carbon efficient applications.
Sustainable Software Engineering (SSE) is an emerging discipline at the intersection of climate science, software, hardware, electricity markets and data centre design. Through the synthesis of this knowledge, a Sustainable Software Engineer can have a meaningful impact on the climate crisis.
By grasping the eight first principles of Sustainable Software Engineering, you can learn how to build, deploy and manage sustainable applications in any application domain, industry, organisation, programming language or framework.
Asim is a developer, trainer, author and speaker with over 19 years experience working for organisations such as the European Space Agency, Google and now Microsoft, where he is the Green CLoud advocacy lead.
You can read our short interview with Asim ahead of his talk.
Watch the event video
To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, here’s the key timings in the video:
👋 09:12 – A welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike with a brief overview of GTSW and what we’re about
📢 13:23 – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting
💚 25:15 – Asim’s talk
❓ 01:02:53 – Q&A session
🗓️ 01:14:00 – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement
One of the perks of holding events online, and having such a wonderful and engaging community, is we share a huge amount of useful resources and information throughout the event. Here’s a summary of what we unearthed.
Browse Asim’s slides below:2020-08-25-Asim-Hussain-SSD
Links and resources
- 8 Principles of Sustainable Software Development
- How demand shaping can reduce the carbon cost of our applications – Asim’s blog
- Sustainable Software – Asim’s blog
- Resource from @mworbmot on energy efficiency of renewables – twitter
- Energy Basics podcast – @chrisnelder is his Twitter handle
- Electricity Map
- Carbon Footprint Projects
- University of Bristol – SPE: Software Product Engineering
- OrganicsBasics – Low impact website
- Google carbon intelligent computing
- Low Tech Magazine
- Mozilla – Sustainable internet for all
- The Climate Fix
- CAT Salon – Big tech + big oil
- CAT Salon