What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in software development, DevOps, and technology in general. Our aim is to build a local community of technical professionals in and around Worcester working to share ideas and projects and generally geeking out about the latest technology.

Follow us on Twitter at @WorcSource (http://www.twitter.com/worcsource)

This group has a code of conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Worcester-Source-Meetup/pages/27226945/Code_of_conduct/) which all members agree to follow.

Upcoming events (5)

Bringing the future into the present

The Paul Pry Pub

Do you ever find yourself constantly busy, spending all your time running around doing this and that, yet never making any progress on anything? Are you finding that you spend more time reacting to problems than doing what you’re meant to be doing? I think this can describe all of us from time to time, because sometimes it’s unavoidable - but sometimes it isn’t, and with a small change to how you approach that which needs to be done, you can enjoy a calmer, more productive life, both at work and at home. Daniel Hollands (@LimeBlast) doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but he has spent the last year exploring his own personal productivity, and he would like to share what he has learned with you, including: - How to set SMARTER goals - Taking an analogue approach to productivity - Lessons learned from the LEAN methodology - Getting into the right head space - And his own approach to remembering his long term goals (and the journey he took getting there) ----------------- Doors open at 6pm, with time for pizza and networking before the formal start at 7pm. We have a Slack channel which acts as a virtual water cooler, allowing you to chat the other members of the group. If you've not already joined, you can do so using the link below: http://bit.ly/worcsourceslack If you have any questions or ideas, hit me up on the slack channel.

Placeholder for talk by Amy Kate Boyd (@AmyKateNicho)

The Paul Pry Pub

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APIs Exposed!

The Paul Pry Pub

Layla Porter (laylacodesit), a self-taught .NET web developer (and former Pilates teacher and professional horse-rider), will be joining us to discuss APIs. More and more developers are building APIs, whether that be for consumption by client-side applications, exposing endpoints directly to customers so they can use an alternative front-end or wrapping up services in containers. Now that we have all these exposed endpoints, what are we doing to secure them? Previously, our monolith was self-contained with limited points of access making authentication and authorisation more straightforward - that’s no longer the case. We’ll cover the potential risks we may face such as cross-site scripting and BruteForce attacks as well as a look at the possible options for securing API endpoints including OAuth, Access Tokens, JSON web tokens, IP whitelisting, rate limiting to name but a few. Special thank you to Twilio, who will be sponsoring the meet's pizza, and bringing a big bag of swag to give out. ----------------- Doors open at 6pm, with time for pizza and networking before the formal start at 7pm. We have a Slack channel which acts as a virtual water cooler, allowing you to chat the other members of the group. If you've not already joined, you can do so using the link below: http://bit.ly/worcsourceslack If you have any questions or ideas, hit me up on the slack channel.

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The Paul Pry Pub

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