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Collider is a community hub for tech innovators who come together to connect, grow, and support each other!

Meetup events are where we connect in real-time to collaborate, discover new ideas, and build meaningful relationships. We mix ambitious software professionals (engineers, architects, designers, product managers…) with digital business leaders (CTO's, CIO's, startup founders…) to unlock an explosion of creative potential!

Visit us at https://collider.altimetrik.com for more info.

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Keys to Secure Code Pt II: Reducing Risk for Software Teams

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Collider is back with the OWASP top 10 Part II. During our previous discussion, we made it through the Top 5. Now, we will learn all about 6 through 10! We’ve teamed up with our very own Altimetrik teammates Matt Manalac and Aladdin Elston, both cybersecurity experts who will be able to offer their insights as we explore what it takes for web and API developers to write truly secure code.

We hope to see you back if you were present during Part I. If you are joining for the first time, don’t fret because the OWASP Top 10 are all completely different, and completely relevant. So, let’s dive into the most common security vulnerabilities faced by software teams today! All software engineers, product owners, and digital business leaders are encouraged to attend. Expect to leave this session with actionable knowledge to bring back to your team.

About the Presenters:

Matt Manalac - Matt is a DevSecOps Engineer & Pentester at Altimetrik eJPT | PenTest+ who provides security training and awareness for software development teams, cyber security and IT professionals.

Aladdin Elston - Aladdin is the Altimetrik Head of Information Security, a CBSP | CISSP | CEH | CSM Cyber Security Leader who demonstrates experience leading cross-functional global teams, always customer-focused with a solid technical background of over 20 years experience. He is currently involved in cybersecurity mentorship programs and is always excited to take on new, ambiguous projects.

Implementing Observability with Open Source: A Grafana Labs Chat

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Join Matt Stewart, a Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs, for an overview of Grafana Labs, and implementing observability with open source technologies.

Today's applications are more complex than ever, but to keep them running smoothly, you're always faced with the same goal: find and fix problems before your users tell you about them. Join this session to find out how modern observability allows you to determine the root cause of app failures quickly, and learn how to implement a bottom-to-top Open Source observability strategy to cover each part of a running application. This involves using metrics (Prometheus), logs (Loki), and traces (Tempo). Then, pull it all together using Grafana dashboards and alerts to provide a clear window into your environment to do rapid root cause analysis to keep your apps up and running.

Special Note: Right after this event, join us as we walk across the street for the Startup Detroit Summer Happy Hour! (click to RSVP)

About the Speaker:
Matt Stewart is a Sr. Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs based in Chicago, Illinois. While newer to the company, Matt has found that the power of the Grafana "Big Tent" philosophy is a game changer for the ways that companies implement and solve their observability challenges. Matt recently joined Grafana Labs from Elastic, where he spent almost 5 years as a Solutions Architect working with companies across the midwest.

Basic COVID precautions apply. There will be hand sanitizer and room to space out. Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated guests. Please stay home if you're experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Mind Smash #12: Tech Innovators Unite! (Virtual)

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Mind Smash is a monthly gathering of curious tech innovators looking to connect, collaborate, and discover cool new ideas! Come ready to explore cutting-edge technology solutions, get inspired, and build meaningful relationships.

How to join? Click here to join on the day of the event. In the meantime, please RSVP :)

Mind Smashers mingle in a private virtual space to meet and connect, divide into topical breakout groups, then come back together to debrief and share insights.

Mind Smash is for ambitious, open-minded tech innovators looking to connect and collaborate. We mix ambitious software professionals (engineers, architects, designers, product managers…) with digital business leaders (CTO, CIO, startup founders…) to unlock an explosion of creative potential!

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Mind Smash #11: Tech Innovators Unite! (Virtual)

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