NLP with Python, Application Security and Rails Two-Factor Auth - HSC

Hack Sonoma County
Hack Sonoma County
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Join us for our regular Talk Night this March 29th at Chimera Arts & Makerspace in Sebastopol!

Topics for this meetup:

Natural Language Processing in Python with Pattern and NLTK - Rich

A quick introduction to a set of powerful tools.

Fixing The Internet of S**t - Greg

Your teddy bear is sending your child's face and voice to random Internet strangers

Your car has new ways of killing you.

The NSA has multiple nudes of you and your spouse.
What to do about this?

Join Greg for an evening tour of the Internet's security problems and the latest tech for addressing them.

Two-Factor Authentication for a rails app using the Yubikey - Les

I’ll talk about two-factor authentication in general, why I selected Yubikey, and some of the implementation issues I faced. I’ll also cover related topics: the FIDO initiative, and


Our agenda will be:

- Group updates

- Jobs/looking for work announcements

- General news

- Talks

- Plan next meeting date and topics

- Breakout socializing!

Come on down, don't be shy! If you're feeling generous, we happily welcome food/drinks to share or donations so we can buy for the next meetup!


This event is hosted at Chimera Arts & Makerspace, Sonoma County's first nonprofit community makerspace. Check them out here: (


We depend on our members to give presentations, so please consider raising your hand to give a talk at one of our next meetups! You don't have to be an expert to give a talk, just passionate about something software/tech related! We are a friendly, accepting group, so don't be shy :D