NDC Minnesota Micro - 29th March

Join us at the Rivercentre on March 29th for NDC Minnesota Micro, a warm-up for the main NDC Minnesota Conference in May. This lightning talk event will feature 10-30 minute talks from well-known speakers who are speaking at NDC Minnesota or have spoken at an NDC Conference in the past. NDC Conferences are known for great food, and NDC Micro is no exception. Come for great talks, food, drinks and get a sense of the NDC experience, all free of charge.


6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration and Introductions

6:30pm - 7:00pm Ship of Fools: Shoring up Kubernetes Security - Ian Coldwater

As an attacker, there are vulnerabilities I love to see in other people’s Kubernetes clusters. As a defender, I work to prevent them in my own. Mistakes can be easy to make, but with attention to best security practices many attacks can be prevented.

This talk will give you practical advice about securing your Kubernetes clusters, from an attacker’s perspective. I’ll walk you through the attack lifecycle from discovery to post-exploitation, and show you tools and techniques that could have been used to prevent me along the way. You’ll learn how to keep your infrastructure safer, by making a hacker’s job harder.

7:00pm - 7:30pm Fear of the Bus: Devops and Docs - Heidi Waterhouse

Do you wake up in a cold sweat when you think about what would happen if one of your devops people were to suddenly vanish, or win the lottery? Could you carry on? Can anyone on your team take vacations to cell-phone dead spots?

Devops is such a dynamic and flexible part of an organization that it is the absolute hardest thing to get documented, and the place where it really makes a difference to burnout if you have managed the miracle.

I’m not here to tell you how to use confluence better. We’re going to have to do much more nimble, flexible documentation methods. I’m going to use post-its, commit messages, slack emojis, and crowd suggestions to show you how to do good-enough documentation without slowing your organization down.

7:30pm - 8:00pm Demystifying TypeScript - Kamran Ayub

TypeScript is one of the most loved languages according to the 2018 StackOverflow developer survey. Are you still wondering what the big deal is? TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles into plain, human readable JavaScript that you’re already writing. It brings together the best of modern strongly typed object-oriented languages like C# and still allows you to embrace the dynamic nature of JavaScript. TypeScript brings us closer to future EcmaScript parity. Intellisense, strong typing, generics, classes, interfaces, ES Future features, and more will be discussed. In this session, I'm going to demystify TypeScript and address common myths and general misconceptions I've heard when talking to fellow developers. I'll show you why TypeScript is an excellent way to organize (and maintain) application-scale JavaScript projects and why you should leverage it in your projects to make your life more productive and less stressful, something everyone can relate to.

20:00 - 21:00 Mingle!