I may be a little biased because I co-founded the conference back in 2010, however, one of my favorite conferences is the Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) in Austin, TX. LASCON is a security conference unlike others in that one of its main goals is friendship and coming together to solve problems. LASCON brings in the best speakers in the industry and hosts an engaged audience full of practitioners, if you haven’t ever been, I personally invite you to come to LASCON 2016.
One of the best talks at LASCON this year was Signal Sciences’ very own Nick Galbreath. He has spoken at LASCON several times over the years and his talk this year was incredibly insightful in regard to changes happening in our industry and what Rugged Software Engineering brings to the conversation. I have included the talk description and video from the talk below, enjoy!
As “software eats the world”, being in software engineering has never been more exciting. The promise of software-as-manufacturing is here and it’s complex supply chains, virtual containers, and infrastructure-as-service have lead to huge advances in delivery, capability and availability. However it has also blurred the line of what a “developer” (and others) are responsible for. In addition, engineering organizations are faced with demands of “going faster” while at the same time improving quality and security. Rugged Software Engineering is a start of dialog on resolving this conflict. Proposed are practical additions to ensure your software lifecycle is both rapid and rugged.