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Par Marc Debureaux − Salle Alfred Wegener − Samedi à 09 h 00

Session d'ouverture de PyConFr 2019.

Opening talk for PyConFr 2019.

Plénière n°1 / Keynote #1: The 750,000-Line Long Pull Request: Crafting a more Resilient Open Source Community

Par Anna-Livia Gomart − Salle Alfred Wegener − Samedi à 10 h 00

Since 2011, a community of developers and economists are developing OpenFisca, an open source framework in Python that turns law into software so it can be used by administrations, economists and activists.

As the community around OpenFisca grew, we needed to adapt to new expertises, new expectations, and new work habits. The arrival of a very large PR tested of the work we had put in to create a resilient community.

In this talk, I will describe how we worked to create a dynamic community that can deal with uncertainty (new contributors, very large PRs, …) and grow to reach new heights in the hope it can inspire others.

Plénière n°2 / Keynote #2: Au bonheur des likes

Par Nina Cercy − Salle Alfred Wegener − Samedi à 17 h 30

Biais cognitifs, sciences comportementales, incitations douces : le cerveau des utilisateurs/trices est devenu notre terrain de jeu — et l’infantilisation notre meilleur business model.

Face aux hochets attentionnels et aux biberons de dopamine, notre capacité à proposer un numérique adulte, émancipateur est la victime collatérale du capitalisme de l’attention. Ne jetons pas le bébé avec l’eau du bain : la science comportementale, c’est aussi le remède dans le mal.

Assemblée générale de l'AFPy

Par Marc Debureaux − Salle Alfred Wegener − Dimanche à 09 h 00

Assemblée générale de l'Association Francophone Python, organisatrice de l'événement. Vous pouvez venir pour connaître le bilan de cette année et participer aux choix des prochaines éditions. Les membres à jour de cotisation (au plus tard le 19 octobre) peuvent également prendre part aux votes et candidater pour faire partie du comité de direction.

Plénière n°3 / Keynote #3: The Role of 21st Century Technology in Protests

Par Cheuk Ting Ho − Salle Alfred Wegener − Dimanche à 14 h 00

Since June 2019, Hong Kong shocked the world with massive protests. As protesters are mainly young, educated and technology-aware people, they are trying to use the new technology to outwit the government which also use AI and technology to control its people. Who got the upper hand?

Have you ever think about using Tinder to look for a ‘date’ in the protest? Or using Uber to call for a free ride to drive you to safety?

In the first part of the talk, we will cover the background of the protest, why it happened and how it is started. We will briefly talk about the politic environment of Hong Kong and what causes the protest 1: the fear of losing a “high degree of autonomy” In the second part, which is the main part of the talk, we will cover how technology/ apps like Telegram, Tinder, Pokemon Go, Twitch, AirDrop, Bridgefy, Uber, etc were used in by the protesters and what role they play in the protest. People use Telegram’s encryption to communicate without worrying leaking of identity; they use Tinder to spread the news about where and when to protest; They use Pokemon Go to gather people 4; AirDrop to spread the message to the Chinese tourists; Bridgefy to communicate where internet is not available at crowded areas 3; Uber to let the protested know where there are volunteer drivers to take you to safety.

In the third part, we will have a look at what technology the Chinese government may use to tighten its grip over Hong Kong. One of the front lines of the protest in the online activism 5, the Chinese government has it’s own ‘50 cent army’ which is also known as ‘China bots’ who were paid to leave pro-CCP comments on social media. Which eventually cause Twitter and Facebook to shout down lots of accounts. Also, there are attacks cyberattacks, suspected to be related to the protest, towards Telegram and an online forum LiHKG which the protesters used to communicate. It is also suspected that the government installed ‘smart’ lamppost which use facial detection to monitor the citizen of Hong Kong after protested found parts made by a Shanghai company which also made the surveillance cameras in mainland China 6.

This talk is for audients who are interested to know how our lives are changed by technology and how they could influence our society. By the end of the talk, audients will be more aware of what consequence new technology may bring us and be more thoughtful about the ethics behind the implementation of technology.