Past Meetup

Denver: Networking and Security w/ Jaqueline Ta

This Meetup is past

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Authentication is fundamental to software development. Unfortunately, the authentication process is often an afterthought and implemented in a way that creates unnecessary risk. We'll talk about different approaches and gotchas for implementing authentication. For the user, these include password strength rules and two-factor authentication. Less visible, but equally important, are techniques for mitigating network risks. These including proper cookie handling, encryption, and server configuration. You will gain a better understanding of security risks and how to mitigate them.

Jacqueline Ta
I am a long-time web developer, currently with Trio Health. I am what they now call a "full-stack" developer. When I started, there wasn't as much specialization so I really had to learn the whole stack. I've worked for companies big and small, and on everything from greenfield projects to applications that have lived for decades. My primary focus right now is on .Net for the backend, and javascript for the front-end. However, I have polygot experience with everything from Java to node.js. I strive to maintain a beginner's mindset, having learned that things go wrong as soon as you think you know what you're doing.


6:00-6:30 - Mingle, Eat/Drink, and Welcome/Housekeeping

6:45 - Presentation

Parking Suggestions

A block or so north on that same side of the road is a lot that allows cheaper parking after 6pm (I think either $2 or $4 for the evening). Before 6pm it is employee parking.

There is also street parking in the Highland neighborhood across the bridge or at the nearby park. There are plenty of 2 hour street parking, but there should also be spots for longer than that if you can find them.

Men are welcome as the guests of women coders.