Note: Techqueria events are free and open to all. You do not have to be Latinx to attend. Please feel free to invite your friends. All those who attend our events are expected to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.techqueria.org/code-of-conduct).
Open-source is defined as the free distribution of source code for the purposes of collaboration. Users create and share their work with wider communities with the expectation that those who participate will make the project better and more inclusive. From jQuery to Your First Pull Request (https://yourfirstpr.github.io/)(and much more), open-source is a form of skill-sharing re-vitalizing the tech sphere.
In our January event, hosted by GitHub, we wanted to especially profile the innovative open-source work being undertaken by underrepresented groups in tech. We'll also have a cybersecurity component to our talks, as we believe in making the web more secure for everyone.
Evolution of a Web Application by Raquel Vélez
Take Down: How SMS-Based 2FA Shouldn't Be Your Only Angle by Jacky Alciné
It doesn’t take much to get past SMS-based 2FA (two factor authentication). In this talk, Jacky will speak about fundamentals of user security and the importance of secure tokens.
The Evolution of a Learning Platform for Coders by Coders by Linda Peng
In this talk, Linda will discuss the two-year evolution of Code Buddies, a 100% volunteer-led open sourced project for independent coders who want to learn together.
Lessons in Chromium by Hector Carmona
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. Hector will discuss how the project formed.
6:30 PM: Doors open for networking and dinner
7:00 PM: Introductory remarks
7:00 to 9:00 PM: Talks
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Wrap up and mingling
9:30: Wrap up
Optional: After the event ends, some folks plan on going to Pedro's Cantina (http://www.pedroscantina.com), a few blocks away.
Taco bar. There will be gluten-free and vegan options available.
Jacky Alciné is a software developer that works with Web platforms leaning towards the back end platform. He works, however, as a full stack web developer very eager to experiment with new technologies whilst remaining very partial with providing platform support to as many users as possible. He also tinkers with technology that bridge the Web to physical hardware.
Linda Peng is a front-end web developer who collaborates on projects and skill-sharing with Code Buddies and Women Who Code.
Hector Carmona joined the Chrome team in 2014. He has worked on many parts of the browser ranging from accessibility to settings. He leads the LA chapter of the Hispanic Googlers Network (HOLA) and is an active member of the recently formed Techqueria branch in LA. Prior to joining Google, he worked at Guidance Software as a software engineer writing forensic and cyber security software. Hector earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California in Riverside.