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Podcamp Philly

Associations, Feedback, Podcast August 27th, 2007

You’ll hear me mention this on Episode 14 as well, but I figured I should put it out on the blog as well.

Podcamp Philly

If you are in the Philadelphia area, there is a Podcamp Philly Un-Conference being held at Drexel University on September 8th & 9th, 2007.  There is a meet-up on Sept. 7th on Passyunk Avenue at the regular cheesesteak joints as well, but the content portion is over the weekend. It’s free and open to everyone who is involved in producing a podcast or even just listens to podcasts and new media.

I am hoping to drag Ted along if he can make it, but was curious if anyone else we know was planning to attend.  Mike Smith from the Mike Tech Show plans to be there as well.

Send me an email at Keith [AT] if you plan on going and maybe we can meet up for lunch.

Episode 13 – Code Of Ethics

Associations, Career, Certifications, General Interest, Podcast, Special Topics August 26th, 2007

Recorded: August 21, 2007
Your Hosts: Keith Albright, Rich Niemeier, and Steve Murawski

Show Length: 1:11:58

Our second ‘Special Topics’ episode. We welcome Steve Murawski to the show and discuss the need for a Code of Ethics for the IT Profession. Is something like this needed in our profession and why? We close with our suggestions for hiring ethical employees.

Here is a brief outline:

  • Do we need a Code of Ethics?

-Does this problem stem from the psychology of the IT professional?

-Incidents in news related to IT professionals crossing the line

-Compare with other professions

-Have laws/regulations done part of the job (HIPAA, SOX, SB 1386, etc)

-What is crossing the line? If I am to be the information steward, do I not have the right to view ALL information?

-What about personal information (that does not belong in the workplace)?

  • Can it be enforced?

-With no formal sanctioning body in place (e.g. Board Of Medicine, Bar Assn.) how can it be done.

-Has anyone ever been stripped of their certifications? MCSE, CCNA, etc.

  • What can a company do to ensure their employees act ethically?

-Is an employee manual enough?

-Sign contractual ethics guarantee?

-How far does loyalty go?


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