I attended my first International Conference which was held at a beautiful place – Desenzano del Garda, Italy. I was one of the speakers and I talked about Node.js Security.
The conference started with a keynote by Microsoft’s Bryan Hughes (@nebrius) about the Node.js community and its evolution. He later introduced us to the Node.js foundation hierarchy and how it operates at various levels. Other speakers, too, touched various relevant and interesting topics including AsyncHooks, Load Balancing, and Deploying Node.js at scale. You can find more information at http://nodejsconf.it/
Speaker dinners were a great platform where I got to interact and network with fellow speakers. I also met Feross and I found him to be very humble and polite. He insisted on why fun side-projects are important and why you should keep doing them. And that’s why Wingify runs “Show n Tell” in which Wingifighters demonstrate and discuss any side projects that they are working on.
I spent the rest of my time in Italy in traveling and had a wonderful experience. I fell in Love with Gelatos🍦.
The other talk during the event was on “Classifying Numbers as Odd or Even With Neural Networks,” by Matt Zeunert. It was quite informative.
SeleniumConf is an event focused on Web Testing and brings together Selenium developers and enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, socialize, and work together on advancing the present and future success of the project.
My talk in this conference was about Web Security and Efficient Penetration Testing. I gave a live demo of my recent finding (security vulnerability) in InVision. With the help of Burp Suite and BeEf, I demonstrated how a malicious comment in Invision App can be used to control browser and steal information. You can read more about the vulnerability details I published in Hackernoon.
HalfStack is a one-day, single track, fun and unique JS conf in a pub 🍺. It was good to sit down and listen to Christian Heilmann, Remy Sharp and Dylan Schiemann. There were a lot of other interesting talks at the conference. Video recording for all sessions are available here.
The following is an emoji mathematical example given by Mark Wubben in his talk on Babel
🍺 + 🍺 = 🍻
🍻 + 🍻 = 😆
(🍻 * 🍻)^🍻 = 😵
To sum up
I got to learn a lot from my travels. I would encourage everyone to follow and attend such conferences and events.
Happy Holidays! 🎄🎁