Monday, 18th June in London

This meetup was organised by LRUG: London Ruby User Group in June 2018


Don't miss this month's LRUG event where we're joined by Najaf Ali from Happy Bear Software who'll be telling us more about growing a small development, and David Somers from Pixie Labs who'll reach us about security!

How to Grow a Small Development Team

Najaf Ali from Happy Bear Software tells us how they grew the team at Happy Bear Software. Check it out!

In this talk I'll discuss:

  • How working at a given company fits into a developer's career
  • Finding candidates
  • Selection
  • On-boarding
  • Retention
  • What to do when people leave your team

Much of how we hire is specific to our business and our goals, but there will hopefully be two or three techniques, practices, or principles that you can apply to your hiring process.

Najaf Ali

Najaf Alii is a former developer who runs a small technical consultancy called Happy Bear Software.

Breaking into Computers Over the Internet

I’ll start by talking briefly about the protocols computers use to communicate. Then I'll discuss how they can be abused by demoing some of the tools and techniques security professionals (and hackers) use to scan and infiltrate servers.

If the demo gods are on my side, I’ll break in to a vulnerable system or two to show you how easy it is for people to exploit known vulnerabilities in software you, as a software developer, may be responsible for keeping up to date. Then finally I'll cover some ways to protect the software you write from those types of attacks.

David Somers

David is head of engineering at Pixie Labs, a software development agency. When he's not cutting code and looking after his engineering team, he builds the occasional website or Twitter bot, runs a podcast called Octal FM, and hosts irregular LAN parties with friends.

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