Speaking Samples

Developing a Security Mindset: Practical Lessons for Pythonistas

Develop your security mindset, with a little help from the luminaries of British detective fiction.

Securing Serverless by Breaking In

I compromise a sample serverless app and give general recommendations for serverless security.

A Post Mortem on the Ingen Incident

The premise behind this talk was that I am a software developer with an interest in Chaos Engineering and Engineering Ethics who was brought in by Ingen to do a post mortem after the events depicted in Jurassic Park.

Writing Samples

Django Security Best Practices Cheat Sheet

Write secure Django applications!

A year-old dormant malicious remote code execution vulnerability discovered in Webmin

This is a blog post I turned around in a day to respond to a new malicious attack.

Engineering Ethics and the Responsible Use of Open Source Software

This post includes a brief overview on some of the benefits and challenges associated with the use of Open Source Software. I also list ideas for maintainers, companies, individuals, and communities who are interested in using Open Source in an ethical way.

Sample Project

In Case of Emergency

This is a sample project that was a runner up (out of more than 200 projects) for a recent Twilio x DEV hackathon.

In Case of Emergency provides the following via text to emergency personnel or a Good Samaritan who finds you in need:

  • Medically relevant information(allergies, known conditions, blood type, anything that you personally would want a doctor to know in an emergency)
  • Medications and any relevant dosing information
  • Names and phone numbers of your emergency contacts
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