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Falsehoods Developers Have About Identity (PyCon AU 2016 Lightning Talk)

Falsehoods Developers Have About Identity (PyCon AU 2016 Lightning Talk)

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Amber Brown (HawkOwl)

August 13, 2016
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  1. Falsehoods Developers Have About Identity PyCon Australia, 2016

  2. Hello, I’m Amber Brown (HawkOwl)

  3. @hawkieowl atleastfornow.net

  4. Identity

  5. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" What is identity?

  6. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" <poll>

  7. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Name Gender Date of

    Birth Nationality
  8. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Name Gender Date of

    Birth Nationality
  9. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Married people Trans &

    NB individuals Divorced people Pseudonymous people
  10. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" My name:
 Amber Hawkie

    Brown != my birth name
  11. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" First name [Middle name]

    Last name
  12. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Name

  13. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity"

  14. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity"

  15. At common law an adult may assume any surname by

    using such name and becoming known by it. A surname is not a matter of law but a matter of repute … The law of this country allows any person to assume and use any name, provided its use is not calculated to deceive and to inflict pecuniary loss.
  16. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Name Gender Date of

    Birth Nationality
  17. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Gender is not binary

    Gender is not constant
  18. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Gender is not something

    you should care about
  19. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Pronouns != Gender

  20. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Sex != Gender

  21. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Name Gender Date of

    Birth Nationality
  22. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" It can't change, right?

  23. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" lol, clerical errors

  24. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" lol, historical timezone changes

  25. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Name Gender Date of

    Birth Nationality
  26. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Countries merging Countries splitting

    Countries changing hands
  27. What does your application do wrong?

  28. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Django does names wrong

  29. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Facebook does names VERY

    wrong ...but genders sort of right
  30. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Every Australian form does

    marriages wrong
  31. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" The only way to

    fix this is to have a diverse developer base
  32. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Don't think you know.

    You don't know.
  33. The Consequences

  34. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Denying a person their

    identity is denying them their humanity
  35. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Excluded Marginalised Upset

  36. @hawkieowl "Falsehoods Programmers Have About Identity" Don't make assumptions.