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Tech Insights Unveiled: Navigating the Future of Kubernetes and AI Security



September 27, 2023


6pm BST


Snyk London office, 97 Hackney Rd, London E2 8ET


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About the event:

**Update: Speaker change**Ā Marcel will now be speaking at our November event and Simon Maple will be joining us in September

Exciting news! DevSecCon LondonĀ is hostingĀ Chris Nesbitt-Smith, Digital Transformation Consultant andĀ Simon Maple, Principal Developer Advocate at Snyk at their next event. Get ready to dive into the world of Kubernetes with Chris as he talks about its rising importance and how to ditch those “pet” Kubernetes instances. And that’s not all! Simon will walk you through the exciting world how to use AI coding tools securely. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this fantastic event!

Location (hybrid):

6:00 PM: in-person doors open
6:30 PM: Session kicks off + Live stream (Virtual viewers join in)

  • Session one:Ā Is It Time To Put Your Pet Kubernetes Down? By Chris Nesbitt-Smith
  • Session two:Ā AI Hallucinations and Manipulation: How to Use AI Coding Tools Securely by Simon Maple

8:00 PM: That’s a wrap, more drinks and networking for those attending in person
9:00 PM: In-person event ends, doors closed

Session one: Is It Time To Put Your Pet Kubernetes Down? By Chris Nesbitt-Smith
Explores how Kubernetes is the new pet in town and the consequences that presents. How to recognise the pet, and put it down

Session two: AI Hallucinations and Manipulation: How to Use AI Coding Tools Securely by Simon Maple
Do machines hallucinate insecure code? In the blink of an eye we jumped on the AI bandwagon and pivoted from AI skepticism to AI adoption, but what did we trade off exactly? Writing secure code is tougher than it seems and we humans are getting it wrong time and time again. Even highly popular open-source software projects are repeatedly found vulnerable. So how does ChatGPT or GitHub Copilot live up to standards of secure software? developers have already embraced AI for augmented software development but let’s challenge those AI tools you’ve come to rely on day-to-day and see how capable they are in producing secure software.


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Chris Nesbitt-Smith

Digital Transformation Consultant

About Chris Nesbitt-Smith

A developer at heart with a passion for testing, while still active in the open source community.
Chris has been using and abusing Kubernetes since 0.4 in production, in government, for citizen facing services; he’s worked extensively in critical national infrastructure where “matters of life or death” is not just a flippant throwaway comment. Chris provides training and consulting to many UK & US Government departments, large multinational private sector enterprises, and large charities.
Through all of this Chris has seen a lot of organizational and technical disfunction (not all of his own making) and in inefficiencies, and wants to you join him in fixing them.

Simon Maple

Field CTO at Snyk

About Simon Maple

Simon Maple is the Field CTO at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014 and 2017, Dukeā€™s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, and London Java Community co-leader. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, DevoxxBE, UK, & FR, DevSecCon, SnykCon, JavaZone, Jfokus, JavaLand, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

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