April 2018: PageRank Algorithm + Markov Chain Graphs & Security For All Apps

Orlando Developers Meetup
Orlando Developers Meetup
Public group

Power DMS

101 S Garland Ave #300, Orlando, FL 32801 · Orlando, FL

How to find us

Take the elevator to the 3rd floor

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Hello and welcome to the April 2018 edition of the Orlando Devs Meetup! We're kicking things up a notch and getting more technical this month.

There will be two great talks this month: Matt will cover ideas behind Google's PageRank algorithm and how to use the resulting Markov Chain graph to obtain useful results. And our other speaker Brian talk will cover core security principles for apps that applies to all technology stacks. More details below:


Matt Burgess - Silver Surfer: PageRank and Its Applications
Google built an empire based on the PageRank algorithm, let's look at how it works and how we can leverage it.

Matt is a Senior Software Engineer at Hortonworks, where he develops open source software for projects such as Apache NiFi. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, playing guitar, and grilling.

Brian Clark - App Security for All Tech Stacks
(Full talk description coming soon)

Brian Clark is a web developer working at Microsoft as a dev advocate. He focuses on technologies such as JavaScript, Angular and Node.js. Brian is enthusiastic about secure application development best practices and co-authored the security guide for Angular's documentation. He is also an Author at Pluralsight and has produced courses on topics ranging from security to mobile development. You can find Brian on twitter @_clarkio or read what he's recently been up to on his blog at clarkio.com.


Every month we allow people do spontaneous 5-minutes long talks at the end of each event (if there's enough time left). If you'd like to present on a topic, simply get in touch with an organizer during the event and we'll get things set up for you.

Per usual, we'll be serving pizza and soda.

We would like to thank PowerDMS (http://www.powerdms.com/about/careers/) for being our venue sponsor. (Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.)