Fighting Fascists in Tech - Liz Fong Jones

Welcome to Public Cloud for Public Good, a bi-weekly newsletter and podcast focused on making the world a better place. Whether that’s making peoples lives better, building services in the public & third sectors or thinking about coding more sustainably. This podcast is hosted by Aerin Booth, a Cloud Sustainability Consultant based in the UK.


This week Aaron is joined by Liz Fong Jones, Field CTO at Honeycomb. Honeycomb is a fast analysis tool that reveals the truth about how users experience your code in complex and unpredictable environments. Within seconds, find patterns and outliers across billions of rows of data to definitively solve problems. Liz talks about her career progression at Honeycomb, exactly what it means to be a field CTO, and how we can all work more sustainably. We also touch on transgender rights and transgender people within tech.


Liz’s chosen organisation for our £500 donation is Trans Lifeline (USA) and Mermaids (UK). Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline, non-profit organisation offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. For the trans community, by the trans community. Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends. For more information and to support, you can visit both websites below.

https://translifeline.org

https://mermaidsuk.org.uk


This week our company spotlight is the Green Software Foundation. Their mission is to build a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and best practices for creating and building green software. For more information you can visit their website: https://greensoftware.foundation


This podcast is brought to you by Embue, a consultancy company helping businesses get a handle on their cloud spending and even reduce their environmental impact on the world at the same time: https://embue.co.uk

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