Fall 2012–Crypto, AOP and AppSec

So far the Autumn of 2012 is shaping up to be a busy one for me with multiple presentations each month.  It is a great feeling to be out in the community, especially as I am a full time telecommuter and miss out on being face to face with my fellow nerds during the day.

My first speaking opportunity this season let me experience fall in New England at the Vermont Code Camp.  I gave my Data Encryption In SQL Server talk to a small but active audience, pretty good for a specialized topic at the end of the day.  I also was able to attend a number of excellent sessions and met a whole new group of people.  Thanks to all of the volunteers who put so much work into making such a great event possible!  Since I have family in Burlington, VT I hope to be able to be a regular at this event.

In September I gave a version of my Code Hoarders talk for SharpCrafters.  You can see a recording of it at http://vimeo.com/50319144.

In October I gave my Application Security presentation to the Cleveland .NET SIG.  We had a packed room and there were lots of great questions.  You can get the slides from the presentation on Speaker Deck.

Also in October I will be presenting on Reverse Engineering .NET and Java to the Louisville, KY .NET group on October 18th.  If you are in the area please come on out and we’ll have some fun taking applications apart!

November is also going to be a busy month with some travel.  It looks like I will start out in Columbus at the Doogfod conference.  This is an event primarily for IT professionals and this will be the first year I am able to attend it.  I have always had a foot over on the operations side and still enjoy my part time server administrator and DBA time.  I will be giving a version of my application security talk, where I will give the operations folks some insights into the attacks that can happen within code and some ideas on how they can work with their developers to build secure applications.

On November 17th I will be in Detroit, MI at 1DevDay Detroit where I will be presenting on Reverse Engineering .NET and Java.  There are a lot of great sessions there that run the gamut of topics.  This looks like it is going to be an outstanding conference and I hope to see you there.

I am still waiting to hear back on how active I am going to be this winter.  So far I have submitted abstracts to the Central Ohio Day of .NET and CodeMash.  I plan on staying active in the community and attending or speaking at at other events through 2013.  I  hope to see you out there and keep coding!