JSFoo 2018

JSFoo 2018

On JavaScript and Security

JSFoo 2018 will be held on 26 and 27 October 2018.

About the conference:

JSFoo is HasGeek’s annual JavaScript conference. JSFoo is in its eighth edition this year.

The 2018 edition is single-track event with talks in auditorium 1 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, and Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions in the hallway. Meta Refresh – with talks on usability, user experience, design and UI engineering will be held in auditorium 2 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre.

Theme: JavaScript and Security

Core talks, held in the mornings, at JSFoo 2018 will be based on the theme “JavaScript and Security”. Under this theme, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Security and front-end
  2. Backend, node.js and security
  3. Framework specific security concerns
  4. Authentication
  5. Security audits

Besides the main theme, JSFoo will cover the following topics:

  1. Case studies of Vue.js, GraphQL, ReasonML and other framework/language adoption.
  2. Architecture approaches (and case studies) for engineering web apps.
  3. Latest developments in JavaScript and web ecosystem – the cutting edge.
  4. Best practices: debugging and profiling on the web, testing, measuring performance.
  5. JS off the web – conversational UI, raspberry pi, IoT

We are inviting proposals:

  1. Full talks: 40 mins duration
  2. Crisp talk: 20 mins duration
  3. Hands-on workshops of 3 or 6 hour duration
  4. Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions of 45-60 mins duration

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.

Make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. We will not review proposals without detailed outlines or slide decks and preview videos.

The first filter for every proposal is whether the technology or solution you are referring to is open source or not. If you are referring to a proprietary technology, consider picking up a sponsored session.

The criteria for selecting proposals, in the order of importance, are:

  1. Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem?
  2. Structure of the talk and flow of content: a detailed outline helps us understand the focus of the talk, and the clarity of your thought process.
  3. Ability to communicate succinctly, and how you engage with the audience. You must submit link to a two-minute preview video explaining what your talk is about, and what is the key takeaway for the audience.

No one submits the perfect proposal in the first instance. We therefore encourage you to:

  1. Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
  2. Write to us on: jsfoo.editorial@hasgeek.com if you want to discuss an idea for your proposal, and need help / advice on how to structure it.

Our editorial team also helps potential speakers in refining their talk ideas, and rehearsing at least twice - before the main conference - to sharpen the insights presented in the talk.

Passes and honorarium for speakers:

We pay an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 to each speaker and workshop instructor at the end of their talk/workshop. Confirmed speakers and instructors also get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

Travel grants for outstation speakers:

Travel grants are available for international speakers who have led/worked on projects that have large-scale adoption. Travel grants are available for domestic speakers (without the criteria mentioned for international speakers).
We evaluate each travel grant application on its merits, giving preference to women, people of non-binary gender, and Africans. If you require a grant, request it when you submit your proposal in the field where you add your location. JSFoo is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships; travel grant budgets vary.

Important dates:

JSFoo + Meta Refresh: 26 and 27 October, at the NIMHANS Convention Centre.

Contact

For tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

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JSFoo is a forum for discussing UI engineering; fullstack development; web applications engineering, performance, security and design; accessibility; and latest developments in #JavaScript. Follow JSFoo on Twitter more

Dominic Tarr

@dominictarr

The Audit Driven Approach to Security Design

Submitted Sep 12, 2018

Secure Software is more important than ever, yet there is very little guidance available on how to go about producing secure software.
“Audit Driven Security” is a software engineering methodology, inspired by Test Driven Development, that you can learn to use to produce secure software.

Outline

Audit Driven Security
What drives a design?
having vs knowing (in Test Driven Development, we want correctness, but the way we know we have that is via testing. Having correctness is not as useful as knowing we have that. So, optimize the process for knowing that we have the thing we want to have. In TDD, that is testing - the development process is oriented around testing. In security design, we want to have security, and the way we know we have it is by auditing, theirfore, in Audit Driven Security, we orient the design process around the needs of auditing)
Analogy: Navigation Driven Shipping
Examples, things that make something easier to audit.
Properties that can be verified in the protocol, vs, verified in the implementation.
Avoiding security in the state model.
Properties which are easier to verify.

Speaker bio

Dominic Tarr works as a developer and protocol designer on secure-scuttlebutt and as a security auditor for least authority. He lives on a sailboat in New Zealand.

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JSFoo is a forum for discussing UI engineering; fullstack development; web applications engineering, performance, security and design; accessibility; and latest developments in #JavaScript. Follow JSFoo on Twitter more