Chris Adams

Chris Adams is the Executive Director of the Green Web Foundation, a non profit focussed on reaching a fossil free internet by 2030, and has spent the last 15 years as an environmentally focussed tech generalist, working as a user researcher, product manager, developer, sysadmin and UX designer.

He is a contributing editor to the Ars Electronica award winning Branch Magazine, is the policy chair of the Green Software Foundation, an industry body comprised of non profits and some of the largest names in the tech world, including, Microsoft, Thoughtworks, Github and others.

He also is the host of the popular Environment Variables podcast published by the Green Software Foundation.


Greening Digital With Django
Chris Adams

In this talk, we'll cover:

  1. How carbon emissions result from our use digital services, and why people are paying more attention
  2. How they are measured and estimated, and common tools used to do so, especially for pythonistas
  3. Why Django is well placed to be the greenest framework out there, with examples a leading django project
Greening Digital - how to set up your django app with green coding metrics in CI
Chris Adams

In this session attendees will learn the basics of how carbon emissions from digital services are currently measured, what tooling exists to automate this measurement, and how this can be integrated into continuous integration pipelines using open source tooling, including a worked example of a set up for a real-world open source Django project.

Recent changes in the law will mean that for some firms, reporting emissions from digital services will be necessary from 2025 onwards, so we’ll end with some pointers on how to tell if the law might apply to your organisation, and where to go to learn more.