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CHIFOO (pronounced ‘ky - FOO’), Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon, a local professional chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, serves practicing professionals, academics and students in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region through lecture series, workshops and networking in the areas of User Experience, Usability and Interaction Design. CHIFOO’s Executive Council meets every other month to drive initiatives, manage chapter business and maintain the long-term health of the chapter. Interested in career development? Being an officer of the chapter is a great addition to your resume even as you learn the ropes of running a small non-profit. Elections are held in November each year. Consider nominating yourself. CHIFOO depends on its members to do all that it does. Whether you want to help maintain the website, assist with an event, write a book review, usher dignitaries to their speaking engagement, participate as a speaker or liaison with other professional societies in the area, CHIFOO has opportunities for you to participate. Read more about getting involved. Not yet a member? It’s easy to join. Read about the benefits of CHIFOO membership. Still have questions? Feel free to contact the CHIFOO secretary.

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Something You Know, Something You Have, Something You Are

Designing Better Authentication to Make the Web Safer There was probably a data breach today. Or yesterday. Likely both. Maybe that password you use for everything made its way to the dark web. Perhaps your personal data was leaked when a major retailer got hacked. Could be you’ve noticed something weird in your history on your favorite streaming service. Our data is constantly at risk of being exposed and sometimes it feels like you have to become a security expert just to protect yourself. But there is some good news. As more companies start to recognize authentication as a design problem the user experience of logging in to your favorite app or service is steadily improving. Come learn about password alternatives, two factor authentication, and biometric authentication, and leave with few simple steps you can take to make your data more secure. (The secret code for this meeting is[masked].) About Our Speaker: Stacy Taylor is a product designer at Auth0, where she creates a better user experience for developers and security professionals to provide safe and secure products for their users. She began her career as a librarian doing work in information architecture and user research, which eventually led her to pivot to a full time career in UX. She has served as a member of the CHIFOO board since 2018.

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