Fostering a Social Conscience in the Tech Industry

Social Conscience

At SQLBits, we believe that a tech conference should be more than just a gathering of professionals in the tech industry. It’s an opportunity to promote a social conscience and create a positive impact on society.

In an era dominated by technology, the role of the tech industry extends far beyond innovation and profitability. It carries a profound responsibility towards society and the environment. We are committed to being part of the solution.

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What is a social conscience?

Having a social conscience means being attuned to social issues, ethical dilemmas, and the consequences of one’s choices on people and society as a whole. It goes beyond personal gain or profit and extends to considerations of fairness, justice, and the greater good.

To be continued…

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values (as we’ve said many times now!). We are committed to promoting diversity in our conference attendees and speakers, ensuring that all voices are heard and most importantly; valued. Our goal is to create an environment where individuals from various backgrounds feel welcome and respected – at all times.

Tech development and deployment are central themes at SQLBits. Our discussions cover ethical considerations in technology, including AI ethics, privacy, and data protection. We aim to create awareness and encourage responsible practices in the tech industry. By addressing these topics, we empower our attendees to make ethical decisions in their work too.

Sustainability is another vital aspect of our conference. We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact through green initiatives and doing even more than we did in 2022 and 2023. This includes encouraging sustainable travel options for our attendees, being as paper-free as possible, plating trees, avoiding single-use plastic and SO much more. We believe that being environmentally responsible is essential in the tech industry’s efforts to create a positive social impact and combat our carbon footprints.

Community engagement is another key component of SQLBits and one we are commonly famous for. We actively seek partnerships with local organizations and charities, providing volunteer opportunities for our attendees to give back to the community, and have an entire area dedicated to you, collectively. By engaging with the local tech community, it gives us a safe space to talk about and foster our ideas.

Inclusivity and accessibility are non-negotiable for us. We provide sign language interpreters and ensure our facilities are accessible to everyone. Live captioning and assistive technology are available to guarantee that the conference is welcoming to all, regardless of abilities. Headphones and quiet zones are a MUST for intense conferences, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our commitment to inclusivity is a cornerstone of our social conscience.

Data privacy and security are of obvious paramount importance in the tech industry, and we like to think our conference reflects this. We offer discussions and sessions on protecting user data and privacy, complying with data protection regulations, and sharing best practices for safeguarding sensitive information. In doing so, we aim to promote ethical data handling and privacy protection. Even some of our sponsors are experts in this area!

At SQLBits, we believe in supporting digital literacy and education for underserved communities. Our initiatives focus on promoting digital literacy and supporting tech education programs. By bridging the digital divide, we strive to make technology more accessible to those who need it the most. SQLBits is not just about knowledge sharing; it’s also about creating a positive impact.

This year we are adding something new to SQLBits – Mentoring Pods! Open source and collaboration are central to our ethos. We encourage open-source development and collaboration, highlighting projects that benefit society and are open to contributions. Fostering a spirit of cooperation among tech professionals is integral to our mission. It allows for our more experienced speakers to share their knowledge and skills with the next generation and so forth.

We couldn’t do it without you.

Feedback and improvement are vital for our continuous growth. We welcome feedback on our social conscience initiatives and remain committed to continual improvement and adaptation. We encourage our attendees to share their ideas and suggestions, as we believe that together, we can create a tech industry that values social responsibility. If you have any suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to share, and reach out to

In conclusion, SQLBits is not just a tech conference; it’s a platform for promoting a social conscience in the tech industry. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, ethical tech, sustainability, community engagement, and making a positive impact on society. By fostering inclusivity and responsibility, we aim to create a better future for all through technology.