Talk#1: Meltdown/Spectre POC
by Chrrrrles Paul
A 15 minute, 30,000 ft overview of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities and a background on speculative execution in modern CPUs. Short proof-of-concept demonstrations of Meltdown/Spectre as well.
Talk#2: Gibbon: refactoring an open-source school platform
by Ross Parker
Started in 2010, Gibbon is an open source school platform, combining school management and learning environments into a single system. Built with flexibility in mind, Gibbon aims to provide all schools with the functionality they need, no matter their financial resources. With a relatively complete feature set and a growing community of schools and users, the challenge for the Gibbon team is how to rework a dated codebase in order to foster adoption, programmer interest, innovation, and maintainability. This talk will briefly recap the Gibbon story before focusing on current efforts to refactor the codebase in an incremental, organic and sustainable manner. The talk feature's Gibbon's Senior Developer, Sandra Kuipers, and Founder Ross Parker.
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