July 2018 – Web Security and SEO Mythbusting

Thanks for coming along to the July edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – Codeweavers and Kanuka Digital.

Talks

Going to the dark side, they have cookies

Tim Nash

Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective.

We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

SEO Mythbusting: Our 5 Most Common Misconceptions

Chris Munday

Being relatively new to client side digital marketing means I’m witnessing for the first time the initial flurry of questions that we’re peppered with during on-boarding.

And while SEO has come a long way since the black hat, link farming days which focused on quick wins and short term planning, some misconceptions have survived, particularly with businesses that are not traditionally found online.

Here are 5 of the most common questions and misconceptions put to us from clients, with some fixes and solutions for dealing with them.

June 2018 – Lightning Talks

Thanks for coming along to the June edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

Our sincerest thanks to both iWeb and TopCashback for all their support over the years.

Talks

Cyber crime

Matthew Hough-Clewes

The landscape of fraud and hacking. How to implement the basics to prevent a data breach. Common trends in the cyber crime world and how to spot them.

Bootstrap 4: What is it good for?

Natasha Wylie

An overview of Bootstrap 4, highlighting its positives and negatives. As well as looking at what Bootstrap 4 has to offer compared to good old Bootstrap 3.

May 2018 – Lightning Talks

Thanks for coming along to the May edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – iWeb and The Deskspace Project, run by TopCashback’s Charity (TopCharity).

Talks

Recruitment, Behind the Scenes

Oliver Perry

A ‘behind the scenes’ sneak peak into the challenges and processes of recruitment from a local technical recruiters point of view.
Discussing what goes on, the challenges involved and how it could be improved.

Drones and the Web

Tom Lewis

Drones are often seen as the ‘next big thing’ in industries from media to search and rescue. In this talk, we take a look at how integration with some modern web technologies can enhance the product and businesses.

April 2018 – GDPR and the power of JavaScript

Thanks for coming along to the April edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – iWeb and The Deskspace Project, run by TopCashback’s Charity (TopCharity).

Talks

The power of JavaScript

Fiona Knight

It’s amazing what JavaScript can be used for these days. Is it time for web developers to diversify, and can a new style of framework help.

GDPR and you

Bas Mostert

A brief introduction to GDPR and how it will affect you, your business, your clients and the industry.

March 2018 – Lightning Talks

Thanks for coming along to the March edition of Staffs Web Meetup. The second event held at Entrust, our new venue.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – iWeb and The Deskspace Project, run by TopCashback’s Charity (TopCharity).

Talks

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Trevor Adams

How T&C Site Services Ltd transitioned from traditional on-premises IT to cloud services; thus enabling the business to tackle software projects that were previously out-of-reach. One such project is the use of the Google Vision API to assist technicians with diagnosing damage to tyres in real time.

The ‘Flying-Laptop’ Satellite’s on-board Technology

Barry Cook

I’ll describe what the satellite is intended to achieve and walk-through the systems on-board to make this possible. We’ll see what the final-build looks like and a few pictures of the final stages before, and including, launch. Digging a little deeper, we’ll see just how much on-board support is needed for a successful mission and take a very brief look at a couple of central components. Some of the less obvious environmental threats to continued operation in orbit will be described – and how they are made safe.