This weekend I am attending Markup UK at King’s College London , a 2 day conference on XML and other markup technologies. I am presenting a paper on running XSpec tests in a serverless environment with AWS Lambda (which I blatantly titled XSpec in the Cloud with Diamonds). The paper is available here and the slides of my presentation are available here.
This week together with my colleagues Phil and Amos I gave a presentation on the Oxford Dictionaries API at the Google Developer Group Reading & Thames Valley Meetup.
We were kindly hosted by Perusha and Ming from the local Google Developer Group Meetup and got lots of interesting questions from the audience. This also gave us few ideas on how to develop further the Oxford Dictionaries API and what developers may want to do with it in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
This week I am attending XML Prague at the University of Economics College campus in Prague, a conference on markup languages and data on the web. Together with other XSpec developers I am organising the XSpec Users Meetup. I’m also giving a lightning talk in the Schematron Users Meetup on how to test Schematron with XSpec.
This week I’m giving a talk about Continuous Security with Jenkins, Docker Bench, and Amazon Inspector at CD Summit & Jenkins Days in Amsterdam and in Berlin. CD Summit & Jenkins Days are a series of conferences in the US and in Europe focusing on Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD).
This is the abstract of my talk:
Security testing is often left out from CI/CD pipelines and perceived as an ad hoc and one-off audit performed by external security experts. However, the integration of security testing into a DevOps workflow (aka DevSecOps) allows to achieve security by design and to continuously assess software vulnerabilities within a CI/CD pipeline. But how does security fit in the world of cloud and microservices?
In this talk I show how to leverage tools like Jenkins, Docker Bench , and Amazon Inspector to perform security testing at the operating system and container levels in a cloud environment and how to integrate them into a typical CI/CD workflow. I discuss how these tools can help assessing the risk of security vulnerabilities during development, improving security and compliance, and lower support costs in the long term.
The slides of my talk are available here.
This week I am attending XVII Euralex International Congress, a lexicographic conference held between 6th and 10th September 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The theme of this edition of Euralex is Lexicography and Linguistic Diversity.
On Wednesday 7th September I am giving a software presentation on API-powered dictionaries covering the work my colleagues and I have recently been doing on the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative and the Oxford Dictionaries API. Here are the slides of my talk and the paper included in the conference proceedings.
Today I’m presenting at DevOps Oxford Meetup at the Oxford Centre for Innovation in my ‘home town’ Oxford. This is a short version of the talk Continuous Integration with Jenkins, Docker and Compose I gave at DockerCon Europe 2015 but with a few updates. The slides of the talk are here and the sample code is on GitHub.
This week I’m attending API Days Nordic at the University of Tampere (Finland), a technical conference on heavy industry and APIs, government driven API platforms, and APIOps (APIs, DevOps, containers, testing, micro services, and monitoring). This is part of the API Days series of conferences and it is the first time that it is organised in Finland.
An API gateway is a single entry point for APIs in a microservices infrastructure. It provides authentication and authorization layers, routes and load balances requests to API services, and caches previous requests. Being the first entry point of the API, it is crucial to manage and provision it through code rather than using a manual process. Furthermore, replicating its configuration on development and staging environments allows to load test the API gateway and to anticipate issues before it is deployed to production.
I demonstrate the deployment of an API gateway using Docker. Technologies used include:
- 3scale API management
- AWS EC2
I discuss the benefits of using Docker and how it simplifies changes of configuration and deployment to multiple environments. Sample code and brief documentation are available on GitHub.
This weekend I’m going to FOSDEM 2016, a two-day event organised by volunteers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. In the past I have been at this conference as a participant and this year I am really happy to contribute with a talk .
I’m presenting the work I’m currently doing at Oxford University Press on API-powered dictionaries for digitally under-represented languages. My talk takes place in the Coding for Language Communities devroom on Sunday 31st January. Here are the slides in PDF.
This week I am attending DockerCon Europe 2015 in Barcelona where I am going to talk about Continuous Integration with Jenkins, Docker and Compose. This is a reviewed version of a previous blog post on Jenkins and Docker. Here are the slides in PDF.