Friday Hacks #178: Building NUSMods & finding evil NPM packages

Hosted by NUS Hackers

Public group

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Seminar Room 5, Town Plaza, UTown, NUS

2 College Ave West · Singapore

How to find us

This week is at Seminar Room 5, Town Plaza. Go up the spiral staircase in the air-conditioned foyer next to the Fine Food food court.

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Details

Timeline
18:30: Pizza is served
19:00: First talk starts
19:45: Second talk starts

Talk #1: How we built NUSMods

Description
NUSModifications (NUSMods) started as a better way for students to plan their school timetables. Over time, features have been added to improve the lives of NUS students. We will share how we built NUSMods, present a high level overview of its architecture and give tips on how to contribute.

Speaker Profile
E-Liang is a coreteam member of NUSMods. He interned in Facebook in year 2 and is a foosball expert.
Kai is also a coreteam member of NUSMods. He currently works at Zendesk but is not a foosball expert, yet.

Talk #2: How I discovered 19 NPM malicious packages

Description
Static analysis tools have proved to be useful to find vulnerabilities. This talk gives an introduction to static analysis and taint tracking, how to implement the algorithm and its effectiveness in finding vulnerabilities.

Speaker Profile
Tran Viet Quang is a final year Computer Engineering student specialising in Computer Security

Free pizza is served before the talks.

Supported by The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs