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.

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.

Take The Pledge

 



Your name will be publicly listed as taking the Pledge, we will send an email to confirm your pledge.
Your email is deleted 30 days after confirmation (if you don't subscribe to the quarterly updates)
to potentially allow human vetting of your listed name

Join 1458 people who have taken The Tech Pledge

See Pledgees

Share The #TechPledge

Click to copy to clipboard for your sharing any way you want:

https://www.techpledge.org #TechPledge

 

Spread the word!

And show that you mean it:
Put a sticker on your laptop, hang a signed poster in the office, make a t-shirt or hoodie, put a badge on your website, drink from a pledge mug, make some postcards, spread The Tech Pledge around the city!

Download Print Pack

Show the world under #TechPledge

About & Contact

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.

Ready to take the pledge to your community?
Need help, advice or wanna host us for a local meet up and a talk on The Tech Pledge?
Let’s get in contact!

The Tech Pledge work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License