GTSW Event: Building green software with the Software Carbon Intensity Specification

Join Green Tech South West for a FREE online event Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 12:30pm – 1.30pm

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Green Tech South West presents an online event with the fantastic Sara Bergman, Senior Software Developer at Microsoft. Sara will be talking about the Green Software Foundation and their Software Carbon Intensity (SCI) Specification tool.


Building green software with the Software Carbon Intensity Specification

There are two broad ways of looking at software: software as part of the climate problem and software as part of the climate solution.

Building green software and doing it at scale requires the creation of a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and best practices. The mission of Green Software Foundation is exactly that.

In this talk Sara will cover some of the work the Green Software Foundation is doing and some of the tooling, like the Software Carbon Intensity (SCI) Specification.

The SCI defines a methodology for calculating the rate of carbon emissions for a software system. The purpose is to help users and developers make informed choices about which tools, approaches, architectures, and services they use in the future. It is a score rather than a total; lower numbers are better than higher numbers, and reaching 0 is impossible.


Sara is a Software Engineer at Microsoft Development Center Norway working in a team which owns several backend APIs powering people experiences in the Microsoft eco-system. She is an advocate for green software practices at MDCN and M365.

She is a member of the Green Software Foundation and a chair of the Writer’s project which is curating and creating written articles on the main GSF website and the GSF newsletter.

When not working you’ll most likely find her hiking or trying to figure out how to grow chilies in sub-zero temperatures.

Our schedule is as follows:

🔓 12.20pm – CrowdCast room opens

👋 12.30pm – Event starts with a welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike

📢 12.35pm – 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

💚 12.45pm – Sara’s talk

❓ 1.15pm – Questions

🗓️ 1.25pm – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement

The event will be recorded and will be available along with the slides to view shortly afterwards.

This is a free online event streaming via the CrowdCast platform. You will see the link once you RSVP. The evening before the event, we’ll email those that RSVPed with more details about what to expect when using CrowdCast.

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