Let's measure the environmental impact of digital products & applications.

On September 16 we are inviting the Dutch Tech & IT community to an in-person workshop & knowledge sharing sessions on measuring the environmental impact of digital products and applications.

Register now (it's free)

We can't fix what we can't measure

How do we measure the energy use and environmental impact of software applications? And, how do we integrate measurements within continuous integration processes? At the event, you will learn about the open source tools and methodologies that can help.

Collaborate and make an impact

Bring your projects and work together in a team to measure the environmental impact of something you care about — learning while doing. Then share the improvements you have made to reduce it.

Develop best practices

When we measure, we learn how to improve. Together, we can find the best practices that others can apply to reduce the environmental impact of their applications and products.

Supported by

We are grateful for our community, partners, and supporters who have helped make this event happen.

Workshop details:

Location: Datalab, Weesperstraat 113, Amsterdam

Time & Date: 13:00 to 19:00, 16 September 2022 (add to calendar)

In-person: The event will be in-person with space for up to 50 people.

Teams: You can join as a team or as an individual. We will make sure you are not working alone 🙂

What you'll need: Laptop, charger, enthusiasm — everything else is provided.

What's provided: Power, WiFi, remote test systems to measure the power usage of software, food, refreshments, and lots of great people.

Learn, code, mingle: It's the program of the day.

  • 12:30: Doors open
  • 12:30 - 13:00: Welcome 
  • 13:00 - 13:45: Kick-off — knowledge sharing, short presentation of tools, plan for the day
  • 13:45 - 17:30: Working groups on methodology, integrations & infrastructure data:
  • 17:30 - 18:30: Teams to present their results
  • 18:30: Borrel at a nearby bar

How will we measure the environmental impact during the event?

Good question! We will share the work from a group of not-for-profit organizations, Boavizta, the Öko Institut, and the SDIA who have developed a test system (kindly provided by Blockheating) that is hosting a Gitlab Runner and has access to the environmental impact information of the underlying server. This runner can determine the energy use and other environmental impacts for each continuous integration build job. Using the open source tooling we have developed in this test bed, each participant can measure the footprint of their own stack.

SDIA Knowledge Hub

Within our Knowledge Hub, you can find all the documentation related to the project, start with an overview here.

Boagent

Learn more about the Boavizta Agent which is running on the test system in this Git Repository.

Our Approach

Work achieved to date on Boagent, APIs, and the measurements of the test system are based on our approach (still work-in-progress) on measuring the environmental impact of digital resource primitives.

We believe the key to reducing the environmental impact of the digital ecosystem is to make it transparent to the user of an application - to raise awareness of the environmental costs of their digital usage.

Meet your hosts

We will guide you through the day.

Christoph Buchli
Christoph Buchli
CTO & Founder

Building a truly sustainable compute ecosystem. Passionate about putting together a great team to create useful software.

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Tom Kennes
Tom Kennes
Data-driven DevOps

As a technology advisor, I draw a lot of energy from building and adopting state-of-the-art tools to tackle relevant issues at large companies. On a personal level, I am enthusiastic, direct and pragmatic and eager to make a positive impact on the world using modern technology.

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Benoit Petit
Benoit Petit
Monitoring climate footprint of digital services @ hubblo.org
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Max Schulze
Max Schulze
Founder

Max is bringing his tech & story-telling experience from startups and corporates to the transformation of the digital economy, making it future-proof and sustainable.

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