is an annual 2-day long software
engineering conference held in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
About the talk
Delivered on Saturday 06 January 2018 at the University of Waterloo, I discussed some
anti-patterns in web development, security, privacy, and what can be done to combat these problems.
Since the advent of the internet, technology has undergone a revolution like no other. It has enabled
connectivity on a scale that has never been seen before, enabling free distribution of information, ideas, and
independent content. However, in recent years we’ve seen a turn of events. What was once primarily a mechanism
for free expression has given way to multitudes of surveillance machines designed to track your every move. In
my talk “Gloom, Doom, and the Internet,” I will discuss some of the privacy and security issues with technology
today, and explain how you can defend the users of your Next Big Thing(tm). Attendees will be encouraged to
rethink how they view internet-enabled technology, with a focus on the importance of privacy, accessibility, and
security oriented designs from day one, and they will be shown how new platforms can be made successful simply
by respecting their users.
More photos can be seen here.
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