Fix the slowest speed zones first! But afterward, build something like the alignment I’m presenting.
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What Would Open Source Look Like If It Were Healthy?
When I think about open source sustainability, I think about money, sure. But I also think about what configurations of funding would be more likely to keep legacy infrastructure ticking along AND provide R&D opportunities for innovators; what tooling we need; how a stronger ecology of consultancies would change the interactions among volunteers, companies, and other institutions; etc. I’ll discuss what I’ve learned about healthy maintainership, and what a healthier future would look like for the open source industry.
Sumana Harihareswara is a project manager and programmer who has worked on PyPI, Zulip, Mailman, MediaWiki, HTTPS Everywhere, and several other open source projects. Most recently she has managed improvements to pip’s dependency resolver and user experience, expedited the release of new versions of pipenv and autoconf, and written a somewhat frightening number of successful grant proposals to fund urgent work in critical open source projects. She earned an Open Source Citizen Award in 2011 and a Google Open Source Peer Bonus in 2018. She lives in New York City and founded Changeset Consulting in 2015.
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How can auto-oriented cities with fast growth or demand for growth, such as those of the American Sunbelt, improve their public transportation system to make it usable? This video discusses how to build commercial and residential transit-oriented development (TOD) where there is demand, using Calgary as a positive example (~16% modal split) and seeing what fast-growing American cities could do.
2 How can auto-oriented cities with little to no demographic growth, like many in the American Rust Belt, build usable public transportation? 5 key insights regarding such cities: 1. Stagnation is relative decline and not absolute decline. Don’t look back to a mythologized past. 2. Stagnation means you were, relatively speaking, big in the early 20th century, so you have a large historic mainline rail network to use. 3. Job sprawl is likely to be intense, with weak city centers. 4. Freeways, designed in the 1950s around expectations of growth, are overbuilt for today’s needs. 5. Parking, likewise designed around expectations of growth, is overbuilt, especially in city center.
Free software legend, Keith Packard, the prime mover behind the X Window System and Freedesktop.org joins Doc Searls and Simon Phipps on FLOSS Weekly. A range of topics are discussed including the controversy of Richard Stallman returning to the Free Software Foundation (FSF) board of directors. Packard also shares why it’s important to get involved with hardware, working operating systems versus containers and even his rocketry hobby.
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Embracing the "Hack." A Better Strategy for Team-Defense
Haroon Meer, Founder of Thinkst Applied Research
This talk suggests that custom detection and response capabilities are a key component for enterprise defense. It posits that maybe, defense needs to take a step back and embrace "hackyness" to prevail.
Historically, offense has embraced "hacky solutions" while team-Defense has often shied away from them. We argue that this delta, on a fluid battlefield, gives attackers a distinct advantage and we suggest it is time for this to change.
Using the free Canarytokens service as a lens, we will step through several examples of these "hacks" and will explain how they (and the thinking behind them) can lead to safer enterprises and networks. We also hope to identify areas we believe are ripe for deeper technical dives and ongoing research efforts.
View the full USENIX Security ‘19 program at https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity19/technical-sessions
If you’re looking to work in cyber threat intelligence, this is the video for you.
Josh Keeley (Director - Threat Intelligence at Trident Search) explains the types of employers that hire threat intelligence professionals, career levels within CTI, and the different pathways into the industry. Whether you have a technical background or not, your skills set can be highly beneficial for a job in CTI. Stay tuned until the end for Josh’s top tips for getting hired!
More info about CREST exams: https://www.crest-approved.org/professional-qualifications/crest-exams/index.html
Trident Search: https://www.tridentsearch.co.uk/
Join us for a chat with Eric Migicovsky and Tulir Asokan from Beeper
There are amazing jobs within security, but getting them can feel daunting! We know firsthand what it feels like to want a dream job but not know how to get it. In this session, co-hosted by the OWASP Bay Area and Vancouver chapters, experts will teach you everything you need to know in 15 minute chunks:
- Types of jobs in security (Farshad Abasi, Chief Security Officer – Forward Security)
- How to land security interviews (Tom Alock, Founder – Code Red Partners)
- How to ace a culture interview (Walta Nemariam, Senior Technical Recruiter – Netflix)
- Interviewing for management/leadership roles (Coleen Coolidge, CISO – Segment)
- What to do when you have a new job (John Menerick, Information Security Officer – Plastiq)
- How to do security work in your current role (Divya Dwarakanath, Engineering Manager – Snap)
- How to ace a technical interview (Pavan Kolachoor, Staff Security Engineer – Databricks)
Wikimedia Developer Platform
How does Wikimedia become "the essential infrastructure in the ecosystem of free knowledge"? One way is by making a platform that helps software developers become successful. In this talk, Evan Prodromou, Product Manager for APIs in the Platform Team, discusses the ongoing work to provide a Wikimedia developer platform. With this platform, app creators can include Wikimedia data and content into their software in new and emergent ways. From modernizing our API paradigm, through unified user authorization, documentation, and developer onboarding, the Platform team is working to make a developer experience that rivals those from other major Internet players.
Learn more about this talk here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Talks#Episode_4%3A_API_portal_and_gateway_project
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