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Ariane Rutz

Ariane is a Ruby programmer with a background in philosophy and coding roots in Berlin’s RailsGirls community. She works as a Rails developer at Mein Grundeinkommen, a non-profit organization researching, debating, and promoting the idea of the unconditional basic income by putting it into practice in experimental steps.

The basic income experience

What would your decisions look like if money weren’t an issue? What would you do with your life? Where would you work, under what conditions, and what would it feel like? If you are a developer: what kind of code would you write?\n\n

Ariane will invite us to join her in a thought experiment based on the real experiences of people who received a basic income for a year, as well as her own experiences working at the organization that has been crowdfunding and raffling off money as basic incomes to over 150 people by the time the Isle of Ruby happens. She will tell you about these people’s stories and the “basic income feeling” that they saw emerging in them through this experiment. Besides, she will share with us how the subject of their organization’s work has been influencing the way they work, and the perspective she has been gaining on work in general, money, and a fulfilling life as a developer and human being.