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GeekUp Nottingham

18:30 Monday March 04 2013
Mercure Hotel, George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BP

This month Geekup Nottingham presents two short talks from professionals in the technology industry around Nottingham and the Geekup Retrospective.

An Introduction to Secure Coding

Your code works, it's fast, it's well documented and it passes all the tests. But is it secure? Coding securely is becoming increasingly important as cyber attacks grow in frequency and severity. Colin Powers (@colinmpowers) is a former Cyber Security Challenge finalist and a Software Engineer for Nexor (, a company with customers in Government, Defence and Critical National Infrastructure.
Colin will cover why you need to care about secure coding, what you need to do to make sure you are coding securely, and look at the specific examples of software vulnerabilities: integer overflows and SQL injections.

Dealing with Clients

LucyHG (@LucyHG) co-founder, designer and project manager of Nottingham-based mobile app development firm Kuku Apps (@KukuApps) guides us through dealing with clients, based on her experiences at Kuku.
Their work was recently featured in a great article in the Guardian, take a look:

Geekup Retrospective

Finally, Andrew Seward (@MrAndrew) will be demonstrating improvement through retrospectives by holding a retrospective for Geekup Nottingham itself! More details on retrospectives here

About Geekup Nottingham

GeekUp Nottingham takes place on the first Monday of every month. It's a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media. We welcome people at all levels and from all backgrounds, if you're interested in technology, we're interested in you. Also, beer.

Twitter: @geekupnotts


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