prairie.code 2017

The Second Annual Prairie.Code() Returns This Fall!

Coming September 27-29, 2017 to the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines

Prairie.Code() is a professional conference for anyone involved with the creation of software. It’s an Amegala event, so you know you’re going to get the best mix of local, regional and national experts delivering TONS of sessions on the hottest technology, all for a reasonable price. This is the conference you’ve been waiting for. You’re going to love this!

My Talks

Application Security or Hacking yourself everyone else is…

Thursday, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Breakout 4

Software security isn’t a tool or a library, everyone knows that you should check your parameters, and watch out for SQL injection, but is that really enough? If you have never had the opportunity to spend time hacking your own applications, you are really doing yourself a disservice. More than ever, the web is becoming an increasingly hostile environment, and because of it developers really need to step up their game. In this session we will go over some of the methodologies that we use internally to test applications, helping developers to think more strategically about designing applications for general security. As part of this conversation I will go over active attacks that we have seen against production sites using steralized examples.


Well There’s Your Problem: Misadventures in Software Consulting

Thursday, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Breakout 8

Software Development is a Cyclic industry… the problem is that many of the developers who live through mistakes are not around for the second pass. In this session we will talk about the super power that every developer needs… the ability to spot a bad idea and redirect. This humorous look back over how we as developer make the same mistakes, mostly through lost of knowledge inside our community and what we can do about it. Derived from my experince with consulting and some of thte fun and pain that ensued.