The OWASP Belgium chapter would like to invite you to the next meeting on 12 September 2012 in Leuven. This event is co-organized with the IWT-project SPION (security and privacy in online social networks).
- 14h00 – 18h00: First SPION Technical Workshop
- 18h00 – 19h00: Pizza buffet with SPION demos on the side
- 19h00 – 19h15: OWASP Update (by Sebastien Deleersnyder, SAIT Zenitel, OWASP Board)
- 20h00 – 20h15: Break
- 20h15 – 21h00: Modern Information Gathering (by Dave van Stein, KZA bv)
Hosted by Distrinet Research Group (KU Leuven).
More information can be found at https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Belgium#Chapter_Meetings.
European policy making is affecting our every day lives and civil liberties more and more. The EU is increasingly imposing unnecessary and disproportionate governmental surveillance measures on us. We are not willing to take this any longer. Therefore we invite you to join us for about three days of discussions, networking, protest, meetings with politicians. We say NO to data retention and PNR and the respect of our fundamental rights in the digital environment.
“Freedom not fear 2012 – Defending fundamental rights in our networked world”
- Info: http://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2012
- Pictures from the event in 2011: https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2011/Brussels/Pictures
It’s not about Java, but hey… Rails Girls comes to Brussels! :)
Applications are open until the 25th of September.
Location: Betagroup coworking, 4 rue des Pères Blancs, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium
How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it’s free! You just need to be excited!
Who is this aimed for? Women of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer. They’ve had people of all ages taking part. Most of the speeches are given in english, but small group work can be done in Dutch, French or German. Please bring your laptop.
Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested lady. Also, girls are given a priority.
I know how to program – How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches. They will have a two-three hour workshop before the event to walk you through the curriculum.
FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.
FOSDEM will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2013.
We invite proposals for devrooms and main track talks:
Main Track Talks
The main tracks host high-quality seminars for a broad and technical audience. Every track is organized around a theme (security, kernel, collaboration, …). They are held in the two biggest auditoria and last 50 minutes. Each of the talks is given by a speaker who gets their travel and accommodation costs reimbursed.
To apply for a FOSDEM Main Track talk, visit call for main speakers.
To suggest a main track speaker that we should invite, mail program<>fosdem.org.
A devroom is a ‘developer room’ in which open source communities can organize their own schedule, made of presentations, brainstorming and hacking sessions. Our goal is to stimulate developer collaboration and cross-pollination between projects.
Each year we receive more requests than we can host. To better achieve our goals, preference will be given to *proposals involving multiple, collaborating projects*. Projects with similar goals/domains that make separate requests will be asked to co-organize a devroom under their common theme.
To propose organizing a devroom, visit call for devrooms.
Note! Linux distributions should apply to the dedicated distribution mini-conference.
- 1 October: deadline for devroom proposals
- mid October: devroom announcements
- 1 November: deadline main track proposals
- mid November: main track announcements
- 2 and 3 February: FOSDEM 2013
Chris Date should come to Brussels at the end of October 2012 to give a 2-days master class about “SQL and Relational Theory: How to Write Accurate SQL Code”.
The seminar will only take place if there are enough participants so if you are interested or just curious about course contents, feel free to drop me a line (michela[at]brujug.be).
N.B. The definitive location, dates and price will be defined soon.
JCertif 2012 Call for Papers Now Open — http://www.jcertif.com!
As some of you already know. The next edition of JCertif is coming and will take place on September 03th-09th in Brazzaville, Congo.
If you have an interesting presentation idea, we want to hear from you! We invite you to share your Java experiences with the industry and community by submitting a proposal for this far from the « classic » event ! JCertif is a mix of technical session, training, life experience and a bit of an adventure !
Many Java evangelists have participated in the past events. If you still hesitating to join us, I just want to mention a few names that we had :
- Arun Gupta (who doesn’t know him?) – Keynote JCertif 2011
- Alexis Mouchine-Pouchkine (Keynote Jcertif 2010)
- Mike Levin (Keynote JCertif 2010)
- Micheal Heinrichs (Oracle JavaFX Prague – Jcertif 2011)
- Max Bonbhel :-)
The full list of speakers for 2012 edition will be published at the end of this month.
We can guarantee:
- a life experience!
- great sessions
- free accommodation (for the speakers)
- free local transportation
- free diner etc…
- free local beer (N’Gok le choc, Primus etc…)
- and that’s not all !
Content – 5 key themes :
- Java, Java EE and Architectures : track for traditional Java, Java EE and Java SE, libraries, tools and architecture.
- Web and Cloud : a track for HTML5, CSS3, Javasript, GWT, Web architecture, Cloud Computing, App Engine, Grid, etc.
- Mobile : Android, Java ME, Web Mobile
- Other Languages on the JVM than Java : a track for Groovy, Scala, Clojure etc…
- Companies, Tools, Software development methods and Technics : Agile, Domain Driven Development, NetBeans, GlassFish, Communities and User Groups etc.
70% French and 30% English delivered by an international team of speakers.
The deadline for submission : 20 July 2012 at 11:59 PM PCT
The conference regularly attracts close to 700 Developers and engineers (the one that write some code), and managers/entrepreneurs, senior- and mid-level administrators, government employees, in addition to a significant number of corporate and other educational leaders.
How it will be organized :
- Exhibition floor : 400 m2
- JCertif University : Training/Coding session/User group meet-up : 7 Equipped rooms for 30 participants — 5 full days
- JCertif Conference : Conference and talk : 2 rooms (500 and 200 participants) — 2 full days.
More info, including pictures from the last events: http://www.jcertif.com!
Calling all hackers, coders, programmers, developers, designers, thing tanks, brain stormers of all shapes and sizes! Spend a weekend with us and change the world!
The 2nd RHoK Hackathon Belgium event happens on 2-3 June 2012, in Kontich, near Antwerp, Gent and Brussels.
The mission of the global RHoK movement is to make the world a better place through a global community of innovation developing practical open technology. Hacking for Humanity, so to speak. RHoK is unique in the space of “apps competitions”, “hackathons” and “technology for social good”. RHoK’s model is to start from identifying, defining and refining problem definitions provided by subject matter experts and local stakeholders. This ensures that volunteer time is focused on solving real problems for real people.
This will be the 5th event in general, happening at the same time in 35 cities around the world, live streamed and … great fun!
The event is free. Food and net access will be provided. Great fun is promised, prices for the best applications are foreseen and sleeping is possible on place. Everything the hacker’s heart requires is prepared – missing part: YOU!
We would like to introduce the Hackathon with some shorts talk sessions and maybe one of you would like to join us for a discussion panel or a talk?
We are also looking for “local problem definitions”, so if you have some inspiration what could be done, please let us know.
Impressions from the last event in Belgium (video and pics): http://www.rhok.be/media/
The theme for the 2012 Java Specialists Symposium is: Iced Tea in Crete – How libre software makes Java successful.
The conference starts on the 10th and ends on the 13th of September 2012, with an optional day on the 14th for those who would like to get together even more informally and code.
Sessions will run from 8:30 until 12:30 every morning. After that the attendees will be free to go on interesting excursions or carry on chatting to fellow Java programmers.
This conference is free. Of course you need to pay your own travel costs.
Together with the BeJUG team, we organise our 2nd session about the subject “Programming For Kids” – Code name: DEVOXX4Kids :)
Everybody interested in this subject is invited.
Pictures and videos from our first session: http://bejug.org/confluenceBeJUG/display/BeJUG/Programming+for+Kids
Infos concerning our next session: http://www.bejug.org/confluenceBeJUG/display/BeJUG/Devoxx4Kids+Meeting
GeeCON 2012 will be held in Poznan (Poland) on 17-18th of May 2012. Our speakers list at the moment includes some interesting names: Bruce Eckel, Adam Bien, Kevlin Henney, Dierk König, Pete Muir, Simon Willnauer, Martijn Verburg, Patrycja Wegrzynowicz, Dawid Weiss.
Apart from invited talks we would like announce GeeCON 2012 call for papers. It will be open between 7th of January and will last till 12th of February 2012.
We are interested in hosting lectures related to:
- best practices and solutions that solve real problems
- enterprise architecture patterns
- domain specific languages
- cloud computing
- mobile computing (Android, Java ME)
- JVM performance tuning
- software quality (refactoring, static code analysis, automated tests,
- mutational test verification
- software configuration management
- agile methodologies
- rich internet applications (HTML5, Flex, JavaFX)
Submission should include short abstract of a talk proposal and bio of the speaker. Take a look at: http://2012.geecon.org/c4p for details regarding submission.
In terms of any questions feel free to contact us at: call-for-papers[*]geecon.org
You are kindly invited to the next OWASP Belgium chapter meeting on March 6 in Leuven. This event is co-organized with SecAppDev 2012.
• 18h00 – 18h45: Welcome & Pizzas
• 18h45 – 19h00: OWASP Update (by S.Deleersnyder, SAIT Zenitel, OWASP Board)
• 19h00 – 20h00: Common iOS Pitfalls vs. OWASP’s iGoat (by Ken van Wyk, KRvW Associates)
• 20h00 – 20h15: Break
• 20h15 – 21h15: Access Control Design Best Practices (by J.Manico, WhiteHat Security)
Hosted by Distrinet Research Group (KU Leuven). Co-organized with SecAppDev 2012.
More information can be found at https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Belgium#Chapter_Meetings.