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Network Security Configuration

Special Note

Mark Murphy will be presenting his talk remotely for us (you still have to come).

"Network Security Configuration" by Mark Murphy

"Use SSL" is now somewhere between "wear sunscreen" and "visit the dentist twice per year" in terms of things that are considered really good ideas... that not everybody actually does. Partly, that's because there are well-known edge cases with SSL in mobile app development that we keep tripping over, such as Android not recognizing your self-signed SSL certificate. Network security configuration is one way to help alleviate some of these problems, plus tighten up security beyond what stock SSL support would offer (e.g., to help prevent MITM attacks). In this presentation -- delivered live from a remote location over SSL -- Mark Murphy will explain what network security configuration is, how to use it to solve common SSL problems and enhance SSL security, and what to do about the elephant in the room (network security configuration
being new to Android 7.0).

About Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on Stack Overflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.

A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on a myriad of platforms. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.

About the Droids

Each 3rd Wednesday of the month, we meet at IBM in the DTC or at POSSIBLE Mobile downtown (quarterly). From 5:30-6pm we will socialize and enjoy food and drinks. At 6pm we will typically have a speaker giving a presentation about an interesting and informative Android development topic. If you are a new or experienced Android developer, or just someone that is curious about Android development, we hope you will join us and become a regular participant!

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  • IBM

    IBM is a leader in enterprise mobility, and provides our meeting place.

  • POSSIBLE Mobile

    POSSIBLE Mobile provides an alternative meetup space in downtown Denver.

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    Premier online Android/Java & other training via Door Prize gifts, etc.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains sponsors us with product licenses for door prizes.

  • CommonsWare

    CommonsWare sponsors us with book subscriptions for door prizes.

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