The Pledge

Tech accountability.

I have signed the tech pledge to guide the way I approach my business and my responsibility as a developer.

Tech has fundamentally changed our world. Where we go from here is up to us.
I understand that for my good intentions to actually matter, I must make myself accountable to my community.

The Tech Pledge was written by 150 people in tech gathering for Techfestival 150.

The Tech Pledge builds on previous years work,
The Copenhagen Letter and The Copenhagen Catalog.


The Tech Pledge Badge

I commit…

  • to take responsibility for what I create.
  • to only help create things I would want my loved ones to use.
  • to pause to consider all consequences of my work, intended as well as unintended.
  • to invite and act on criticism, even when it is painful.
  • to ask for help when I am uncertain if my work serves my community.
  • to always put humans before business, and to stand up against pressure to do otherwise, even at my own risk.
  • to never tolerate design for addiction, deception or control.
  • to help others understand and discuss the power and challenges of technology
  • to participate in the democratic process of regulating technology, even though it is difficult.
  • to fight for democracy and human rights, and to improve the institutions that protect them.
  • to work towards a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future for us all, following the United Nations global goals.
  • to always take care of what I start, and to fix what we break.

I take this pledge as an individual working to make tech a force for good in society, and I will challenge everyone I work with to do the same.

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