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K-Nights Mix and Match September Slides

Our last K-Nights featured an interesting mix of topics – from demystifying the difference between quality and testing, a visit to the darknet, and an introduction to the beautiful thing that is filter coffee!

Thanks to all those that were able to join us! If you missed it – don’t panic! You can checkout our speakers awesome presentations below.

A visit to the darknet
Presented by Dan Weis, Penetration Tester/Security Specialist, Kiandra IT

Everybody thinks of the internet as a happy world where people connect, learn, share ideas and information and have some laughs. What most people don’t see is the layer of the internet nobody wants you to know about – the darknet.

This presentation walked attendees through some of the darknet’s most dangerous sites where they trade in weapons, stolen data, accounts and payment cards, passports and botnets…amongst other things. Attendees got a real world look at where compromised data ends, and learnt how to mitigate attackers gaining access to their Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

What’s the difference between quality and testing?
Presented by Joanna Forbes, Software QA Lead, Kiandra IT

The terms Quality and Testing are frequently used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. So what is the difference between the two? Quality assurance occurs throughout a software project, not just when code is being tested.  An understanding of the differences between the two terms and how they are applied can help a team become more productive and increase their ability to deliver successful projects.

This session described the differences between the terms and provided practical examples of what quality is and how to achieve it.

Everything you need to know about the other Java 
Presented by Dan Prior, Amateur Coffee Nerd and Software Practice Manager, Kiandra IT

You’re in IT, right? You live in Melbourne, right? And you drink coffee, right? If you answered yes to at least two of these questions, then this is the presentation for you. We introduce you to the beautiful thing that is filter coffee, show you how to make it, and even help you understand why you just realised you like it so much.