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  • The Threat in Your Pocket

    Online event

    Please join us for the second of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2020 bi-monthly evening program series. The Threat in your Pocket: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions in Mobile Application Security Agenda 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned This will be a ZOOM Webinar. Instructions for first timers are at the end of this page following the speaker's bio. Event Details Mobile devices are ubiquitous, with billions of smartphones and tablets used worldwide. Fueling the popularity of such devices is the abundance of apps available on a variety of markets (e.g., Google Play). This abundance of apps arises, in large part, due to the platform's low barrier to entry for amateur and professional developers alike, where a re-usable infrastructure enables relatively quick production of apps. However, this low barrier to entry is associated with an increased risk of apps with defects, particularly in the form of security vulnerabilities. Consequently, developers and designers of such apps are in need of appropriate approaches, tools, and frameworks that aid them in producing secure apps. In this talk, I will first provide an overview of the security vulnerabilities in Android and the attacks that exploit them. I will then describe a few promising approaches that aim to resolve these security threats. Finally, I will conclude the talk with the lessons learned and the avenues for future research. Speaker Bio: Dr. Sam Malek is a Professor in the Informatics Department within the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He is also Director of the Institute for Software Research and Software Engineering and Analysis Laboratory. Malek's general research interests are in the field of software engineering, and to date his focus has spanned the areas of software architecture, autonomic computing, mobile computing, security, and software analysis and testing. The underlying theme of his research has been to devise techniques and tools that aid with the construction, analysis, and maintenance of large-scale software systems. Malek received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and his B.S. degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. He has received numerous awards for his research contributions, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2013), GMU Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award (2013), and GMU Computer Science Department Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2011). Malek is currently on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, and Springer Journal of Computing. Malek is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Zoom Webinar Instructions for first timers This will be a ZOOM Webinar. Instructions: 1) You must be a member of this MeetUp (but not necessarily ACM) to attend. 2) Once you RSVP, the ZOOM link will appear in the panel on the right under "Online event". 3) Click on this link to open a ZOOM Registration screen. 4) Once you finish registering, you will see another pop-up, and receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 5) Click on the link in the email up to 15 minutes before the 7:00PM talk. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM.

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  • Personal Privacy - rescheduled

    Knobbe Martens

    Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been rescheduled for July 15, 2020. Please register for the rescheduled event at https://www.meetup.com/ACM-OC/events/269343758/ We apologize for any inconvenience, but your health and safety are of the utmost importance. We hope to see you in July.

  • Workshop: Pop-Up Data Mart for Sales & Marketing Analysis with Machine Learning

    Keck Center for Science and Engineering at Chapman University

    The Orange County ACM Chapter is again partnering with Oracle to offer a Hands-On Workshop at Chapman University. To participate, create or use your (free) Oracle account to register using the link below so that the cloud resources can be provisioned for you before you arrive. Here are the details: Hands-on Lab - Pop-Up Data Mart for Sales & Marketing Analysis with Built-In Machine Learning * Attendees must bring their own laptops. REGISTERATION REQUIRED HERE: https://eventreg.oracle.com/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x720481abcd AGENDA: 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm: Registration/Food & Beverages/Networking 6:20 pm - 6:30 pm: Short Keynote on 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm: Hands-on Lab – Pop-Up Data Mart 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm: Q&A and Closing Comment KEYNOTE ABSTRACT: Experience Oracle’s machine learning and augmented analytics capabilities, which provide the fastest path to turning your raw data into intelligent, actionable insights. The only way that we can rapidly surface the insights we need from mountains of data is to truly put machine learning to work for us. WORKSHOP ABSTRACT: During this hands-on workshop, you will rapidly create a Pop-Up Data Mart, use Machine Learning to surface insights, analyze with data visualization, and handoff to marketing for campaigns. Work with the instructor to pull in elements of machine learning built-in to the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse to analyze a sales and marketing dataset and create new visualizations on them: • Create Pop-Up Data Mart • Create Association Rules with Machine Learning • Create Visualizations on Association Rules WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Lay is a Senior Analytics Consultant for Oracle with 15 years of experience in data technologies and visual effects. Aditi Phadke is Solution Engineer for Oracle and is part of the Hub Solution Engineering team that supports the SMB LOB nationwide. Wynne Yang is Solution Engineer for Oracle and is part of the Hub Solution Engineering team that supports the SMB LOB nationwide. This event is being hosted jointly with All Things Cloud Computing: Los Angeles

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  • Parallel Agile and ICSM

    Knobbe Martens

    Please join us for the first of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2020 bi-monthly evening program series. Parallel Agile and the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details The spiral model (full name Incremental Commitment Spiral Model or ICSM) has its roots in large, million+ lines of code development efforts. It emphasizes iterative, feedback-driven, risk minimized development through short cycles. Parallel Agile (PA) applies a simplified version of the spiral model one use case at a time so that teams can more easily deliver software in parallel. Its goal is to reduce the cost of communication between teams so that projects can scale-out efficiently. PA simplifies the ICSM cycles as Proof of Concept, Minimum Viable Product, and Optimization and suggests timing of a month per phase. With a large team of developers working in parallel, you can achieve significant schedule compression and deliver a large-scale project in 3 months. This talk by Professor Barry Boehm of USC and Parallel Agile CTO Doug Rosenberg explains the ICSM principles and how they are applied within Parallel Agile to shorten schedules, improve quality, and lower cost. Speaker Bios: Dr. Barry Boehm is a USC Distinguished Professor and the TRW Professor in the USC Computer Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics Departments. He is also the Research Council Director of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center and the founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. He was director of DARPA-ISTO[masked], at TRW[masked], at Rand Corporation[masked], and at General Dynamics[masked]. His contributions include the COCOMO family of cost models, the Spiral family of process models, and the Theory W (win-win) approach for creating and evolving successful systems. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), systems engineering (INCOSE), and Lean methods (LSS), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Doug Rosenberg ([masked]) is the founder and CTO of Parallel Agile, Inc., www.ParallelAgile.com Doug has more than 30 years of experience in software engineering, including being CEO of ICONIX Software Engineering between 1986 and 2016. Since 2010 he has been consulting and/or volunteering with the USC's Center for Systems and Software Engineering. Doug is the author of three books on UML, three on Agile Development, one on Design Driven Testing, and two related to software processes. His latest book is Parallel Agile – Faster Delivery, Fewer Defects, Lower Cost. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM. Venue & Parking This meeting will be held at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. iNK Digital Networking We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, Data Scientist, etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP”

  • AI for Good

    Knobbe Martens

    Please join us for the sixth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2019 bi-monthly evening program series. AI for Good: Using technology to create a social impact, whether it be social enterprise or just social impact. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details AI is fueling the 4th Industrial Revolution. Many people believe the technology will reshape so many products and services in our lives. While there is a lot of focus on commercialism, there is also a tremendous focus on social enterprise that is creating a significant impact for social good. This session will share how organizations are using AI to help build a more sustainable world for humanity and empower you with the ability to make a positive social impact for your community. Speaker Bio Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, Faculty at UC Irvine, and author of Own the A.I. Revolution. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with organizations to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs. He actively pursues social good and volunteers with nonprofits. He is currently helping the Zero Abuse Project prevent child sexual abuse as well as Equilibrium to engage youth culture in sustainability initiatives. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM. Venue & Parking This meeting will be held at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. iNK Digital Networking We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, DataScientist, etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP”

  • Workshop: Building Python Apps with Autonomous Transaction Processing in No Time

    Pre-requisite software Windows Gitbash (or Putty) o https://gitforwindows.org/ o https://www.ssh.com/ssh/putty/ VNC Viewer o https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/ o Power Shell (built-in) MAC and Linux VNC Viewer o https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/ o Terminal (built-in) The workshop will be in room 156 of the Keck Center for Science and Engineering at Chapman University. Agenda: 7:00 pm: Registrations, Enjoy Food and Drinks and Network. 7:15 pm: A short presentation on Building Python apps with ATP 7:30 pm: Workshop Starts 9:00 pm: Wrap up Description: As a developer, you want to do what you do best…write code. Often times, developers are sidetracked in the cloud setting up infrastructure, configuring networks, and databases, etc. taking valuable time away. Not in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. With a developer ready marketplace and the autonomous database service, you can go from zero to a fully functional python app in 60 mins. Workshop Details: This is a hands-on workshop to build a full-stack python application. Whether you are a developer or a DBA writing automation scripts in Python, this lab will be helpful for you. We will provision a python app server and an autonomous transaction processing service in the Oracle cloud and deploy a python app. Oracle cloud accounts will be provided. Experience a day in the life of Derek McCarthy – a full-stack developer for the fictitious company Alpha Office. Derek has been hired to introduce new best practices to Alpha Office microservices developers. In this workshop, you will take on Derek’s persona to build cloud-based microservices database applications. You will learn to: - Setup Cloud Environment - Load and Access Data - Build and Test Python REST Service - Derive insights into customer and service provider data Workshop Instructors: Srini Bala is Senior Cloud Solution Engineer for Oracle with 15 years of industry experience in application development and networking. Pradyumna Kodgi is Senior Cloud Solution Engineer for Oracle with 15 years of industry experience in custom application development and integration. Daniel Lay is Senior Analytics Consultant for Oracle with 15 years of experience in data technologies and visual effects Print this parking permit and display it on your dashboard: http://www1.chapman.edu/~fahy/announcements/ParkingPermit.pdf --------- This event is being hosted jointly with All Things Cloud Computing: Los Angeles

  • Lessons Learned Building and Selling a Mobile App Business

    Please join us for the fifth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2019 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details This presentation is an experience share from building and ultimately selling a mobile and social media application business. Ralf also teachs at UCI and will discuss the opportunities and challenges of committing to our unique local resource pipeline. Ralf will cover many technical as well as business aspects of mobile development: The importance of a mobile-first strategy. Selecting the right technology stack for front and backend. Developing native for IOS and Android vs. mobile web or hybrid technologies that allow compiling iOS and Android applications from one code base. Optimizing your partnership with Apple and Google. Integrating cutting edge features. Taking advantage of operating system features vs developing and deploying custom applications. ‘No UI is the new UI’, moving from native applications to chatbots, voice, AR-VR, and ambient computing. The need for deeper social media applications that go far beyond Facebook and Twitter OAuth, liking and sharing. Ralf will not only cover the technology and business success, but more importantly, he promises to openly share his mistakes and lost opportunities and also explain why the new Smilefish is moving from mobile to emerging technologies, data science, and machine learning. Speaker Bio Ralf Brockhaus, MS, is a serial entrepreneur, passionate software developer, and emerging technology enthusiast. He has more than 20 years of professional software development and management experience with companies like BMW, Volkswagen, FileNet, and IBM. He is deeply familiar with all aspects of developing real-world software applications – including open architectures, cloud optimization, data science and machine learning. In 2011, he founded Smilefish and focuses on building software development teams that thrive on emerging technologies and drive business value for his clients. Mr. Brockhaus received UCI’s Distinguished Instructor Award for his contribution to the Continued Education Program and teaches Mobile and Emerging Technologies as well as Social Media Application Development and is a strong advocate for Agile and Lean Development Practices.” Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM. Venue & Parking This meeting will be held at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. iNK Digital Networking We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, DataScientist, etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP”

  • Cybersecurity: Tales From The Trenches

    Knobbe Martens

    Please join us for the fourth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2019 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details • Tales from the trenches - an offensive security professional shares war stories, tips, and tricks from the red team • Dave Collins will share stories from his experiences as a penetration tester, or professional hacker. In addition to bench hacking stories, this talk will also include practical tips for how to improve your overall personal security. Speaker Bio Dave is a consultant in the Risk and Compliance department of Texas-based Accudata Systems and has over seven years experience in information technology, as well as holding BA degrees in both history and philosophy as well as an MA degree in History, all from Eastern Washington University. He is also a member of the (ISC)2 and holds the designation Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM. Venue & Parking This meeting will be held at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. iNK Digital Networking We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, DataScientist, etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP”

  • Cybersecurity: How Worried Should We Be?

    Knobbe Martens

    Please join us for the third of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2019 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details Cutting through the hype, Bryan Cunningham will give a sober and realistic assessment of the cybersecurity threat environment over the next 10 years. He will combine several macro trends with recent legal, technological, national, and economic security developments, putting together the “big picture” to set the stage for the conference. Speaker Bio As the first Executive Director of UCI’s multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, Cunningham is focused on solution-oriented strategies address technical, legal and policy challenges to combat cyber threats, protect individual privacy and civil liberties, maintain public safety and economic and national security and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security. Cunningham is a leading international expert on cybersecurity law and policy, a former White House lawyer and adviser and a media commentator on cybersecurity, technology and surveillance issues. He has appeared on Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and other networks. Cunningham has extensive experience in senior U.S. government intelligence and law enforcement positions. He served as Deputy Legal Adviser to then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. He also served six years in the Clinton Administration as a senior CIA officer and federal prosecutor. He drafted significant portions of the Homeland Security Act and related legislation, helping to shepherd them through Congress. He was a principal contributor to the first National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, worked closely with the 9/11 Commission and provided legal advice to the President, National Security Advisor, the National Security Council, and other senior government officials on intelligence, terrorism, cybersecurity and other related matters. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM. Venue & Parking This meeting will be held at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. iNK Digital Networking We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, DataScientist etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP”

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  • Memories of Tomorrow

    Knobbe Martens

    Please join us for the second of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2019 bi-monthly evening program series. Agenda 6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking 7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation 8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned Event Details New computing architectures are being driven by the end of Moore's Law scaling. At the same time AI, IoT, and faster connectivity will drive the need for more computing in data centers, at and beyond the network edge and in individual consumer and industrial devices. An important requirement to enable these new computational architectures and to improve computational efficiency and reduce energy consumption will be moving from volatile to non-volatile memories. There are many options for non-volatile memory to replace DRAM and SRAM including phase change memory (PCM, such as Intel's Octane), magnetic random access memory (MRAM), ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) as well as FeFETs and resistive memory (RRAM). This talk will look at the drivers for new computing architectures, the future role of non-volatile memory (including computational storage and in-memory computing), and the candidates for non-volatile memories that will be used in tomorrow's embedded devices and computers. Speaker Bio Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates and President of IEEE USA, is a digital storage analyst as well as a business and technology consultant. He has over 37 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies. Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is now in its second edition with Springer. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs. Tom is active with SMPTE (Journal article writer and Conference Program Committee), SNIA (including a founder of the SNIA SSSI), the IEEE, (he is past Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, Past Director for IEEE Region 6, President of IEEE USA and active in the Consumer Electronics Society) and other professional organizations. Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference (www.storagevisions.com as well as the Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org). He was the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit for 10 years. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV). For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com. Co-sponsors This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM. Venue & Parking This meeting will be held at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees. iNK Digital Networking We will be utilizing iNK Digital Networking alongside our check-in for the event! This app will help you network easier, faster and more efficiently within the ACM Event. iNK Sign-up- do this before the event • Download the app “iNK Digital Networking” via Google Play or iTunes • Create an account and set-up your business card • When setting up your business card, don’t forget to include your own keyword affiliations ie: IEEE-ComputerSociety, OC-ACM, SoftwareEngineer, DataScientist etc. • Once completed, you’re all set to start sharing your contacts, hosting events, and connecting with other iNK-ers • RSVP by going to ACM in the “event” tab of your iNK app and clicking “RSVP”