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App Security & Dealing with legacy code

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A big thank you to Google for sponsoring the drinks!


6:00pm - Open, arrivals, meet & greet

6.30pm - Hello Everyone!

6.45pm - Working effectively with Android legacy code - Lucas Caro Barriga from IG Index

7.15pm - Android App Security on a shoestring Budget - Scott Alexander-Bown

7.45pm - Drinks Networking @ Singer Tavern (,-0.0891115,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761caedb7e30e1:0x2223d9aeffbfc4cf!8m2!3d51.5223169!4d-0.0869228)

Abstract: Android developers face a tough challenge when working with legacy code including God activities, code coupling and issues integrating new features, to name just a few. What other blockers are there to working with legacy code and what are the solutions to such challenges?

Speaker: Lucas Caro Barriga

Lucas is an Android Developer with a multiplatform background. He is passionate about new technologies and committed to innovation in his work. Along with currently learning iOS development, Lucas spends his spare time enjoying several hobbies including health and fitness.

Abstract: Even with all the time & budget in the world you can't make a completely bulletproof app, so how do you stand a chance with a real world app? Real world apps have limited budget, are short on time and the task priorities are often decided by the security oblivious client/project managers. So what can we developers do to increase our app’s security and help protect our professional reputation? Where should we focus our app security effort? Isn’t security really difficult? and what gives us the biggest bang for our buck? We will answer these questions and show that improving your security need not be technically challenging or time consuming. Also I’ll illustrate that it doesn’t necessarily need buy-in from stakeholders. We’ll be using commercially viable open source libraries to level up your app’s network verification, tamper protection, device integrity checks and more! while keeping in mind a shoestring budget.

Speaker: Scott Alexander-Bown

Scott is a Lead Android Developer and co-author of the Android Security Cookbook. Founder of SWmobile, a mobile developer focused group with 650+ members. Creator of several open source Android security libraries. Enjoys running, Mexican food, Belgium beer and retro gaming. Find him on twitter @scottyab.

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