At the end of September, due to popular demand, we've decided to hold an extra meetup in Bath. We're hosting this one on a Thursday to try and open it up to some more people too.
The Devil in Our Data
Talk by Thierry Draper (45 minutes)
As we progress through this age of digital dependency, do we fully understand the risks we are taking with our data each and every day? From companies announcing data breaches with an ever increasing frequency, to ransomware attacks and good old fashioned phishing attempts, our digital identities are under constant threat. This talk will highlight some of the ever more complex and subtle ways in which we are under attack, and start the conversation on how we - as both end-users and developers - should approach the problem before the World is taken over by Nigerian princes, fake news authors and the NSA.
Squash Bugs with Static Analysis
Talk by Dave Liddament (50 minutes)
All developers know that bugs are bad and finding them can be difficult. The good news is that tools to help us find and prevent them are becoming more powerful. Modern static analysis tools (like Psalm, Phan and PHPStan) are far more advanced than their predecessors. They can find a whole range of bugs whilst keeping the false positive rate low. This talk introduces more advanced static analysis. It will show the kinds of bugs that the more advanced static analysis tools can find. We’ll then look at how they can be added to your current development work flow. Finally, we’ll look at how we can write our code in a way to get the most out of static analysis.