Monthly Meeting - August/2012

In our August meeting, the topic is now "Security".

Our speaker will be Joshua Thijssen, book author and speaker, well known in the Conference circles of PHP, with a new talk "A history on security and how to win the battle". Security is always an important part of any application, so come out to our meeting and let's talk about it.

This month's meeting will be held at the The Next Web Offices, sponsored by Kings of Code.

Schedule

19h: Welcome Drinks

19h30 - 20h30: "A history on security and how to win the battle"

20h30: Social, drinks and food.

Speaker: Joshua Thijssen

Joshua Thijssen is a freelance consultant, systems administrator and developer. His passion lies in designing and working with complex projects, working on high scalability and availability projects and helping other to achieve higher standards in both coding and thinking.
He's the author of the upcoming book "A guide to PHP Standard Library" and is regular speaker on both webdevelopment and system administration conferences. He is currently certified as a Zend PHP5, PHP5.3, Zend Framework, LPIC2, Ubuntu, MySQL DBE & MySQL DBA and has a wide range of programming skills. You can find his technical blogs on www.adayinthelifeof.nl

Talk: "A history on security and how to win the battle"

Keeping our systems secure is a thing that already starts at the lowest levels of your CPUs. Security measurement after security measurement must be passed before your software or webapp is actually allowed to run or your data is allowed to be processed. And yet every day we keep hearing more and more stories about security leaks and data breaches.
Why is this happening? Are we such bad programmers? Are we not capable enough to write "secure web applications"? We are loosing this battle if we don't change our security model and the way we deal with security radically. Here's how...

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  • Auke van S.

    smart people, relaxed atmosphere, intelligent discussions, what's not to like :)

    August 17, 2012

  • Dave P.

    Very good meetup ... I bought the line that PHP frameworks are the best way to develop. The references/parallels to broader to movements in IT i.e. around handling kernel level security worked well for me. There was some good feedback from the audience too.

    NB Great venue ... in one Amsterdams most charming streets.

    August 17, 2012

  • Sacha de R.

    Thanks guys for another great meet, and, also thanks to Joshua for sharing his security knowledge with us. I'm certain that we all learnt something new.

    August 17, 2012

  • Jeroen G.

    Good fun, interresting people. MIssed the link to PHP in the talk but besides that it was great.

    August 17, 2012

  • Frank van den B.

    Nice talk, good turn up, great evening!

    August 17, 2012

  • Marc

    Nice to some familiar faces again and many new ones.

    August 17, 2012

  • Rafael D.

    The talk was a good conversation starter with lots of "thinking points", really liked the crowd and had great conversations, Thanks Everyone.

    August 17, 2012

  • Nadjib A.

    It was provocative and useful. Now I'm clear on security and PHP: I need to know a lot more, make sure I use frameworks and keep the old projects up to date with framework upgrades.

    August 17, 2012

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