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Authentication vs. Authorization in Ruby & Growing in a Culture of Feedback

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Paulette Luftig (, Software Engineer at Mavenlink, presents:

"Finding Your Edge in a Culture of Feedback"

Have you ever wished for more feedback from colleagues to help you get better at your job? When’s the last time you offered helpful feedback to someone else? Imagine an entire company fluent in the daily practice of giving and receiving constructive feedback. Would your experience improve? What does a team lose when feedback doesn’t flow?

Feedback conversations can be difficult. But giving and receiving feedback pushes us to the edge of our growth potential, where the biggest payoffs occur. Join this session to grow your career by learning how to get real.

Ellie Day (, Software Engineer at Mavenlink, presents:

"Authentication, Authorization, and Why You Need Both!"

There's a lot that goes into making an app secure and it can be overwhelming to make sure you've done everything right to keep your users' data safe. However, remembering just two concepts, authentication and authorization, can go a long way in keeping your app secure. Sadly, many developers confuse the two, either forgetting both, or unintentionally including just authentication. In this talk, I'll briefly explain authentication, authorization, why it's crucial that each are included when building a secure app, and how you can use existing Ruby gems to make your users' data super safe.


6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner

7:00-7:15 Paulette Luftig: Finding Your Edge in a Culture of Feedback

7:15-8:00 Ellie Day: Authentication, Authorization, and Why You Need Both!

8:00-9:00 Networking and Coding time

Dinner and Drinks provided by Mavenlink ( Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

23 Geary Street, Suite 500 · San Francisco, CA
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