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FireBootCamp Sydney – And the winner is…

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(This post originally appeared on As you may remember from my last blog post, the 3 teams were having their solutions critiqued by a panel of judges with extensive experience in building software. Today, I am excited to announce which team our judges picked as being the most successful (giving the most business value). The voting was tight and I think it’s fair to say that all the judges were impressed with the level of output in just 9 weeks. Some of the judges were tougher than others. I’ve included some of their comments below (I haven’t included all the…

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FireBootCamp Sydney ended successfully

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It has been an amazing, intense 9 weeks, and while I’m sad that it is over, I couldn’t be more proud of the guys and what they’ve achieved. They’ve all improved in different ways: Some of them arrived with a lot of experience… now they are awesome. Some were juniors straight out of uni… they’re still juniors but now with great experience. They surely know the right way to do things. These guys could spot a smell if you wanted to architect a dodgy solution that was untestable. Some are recently arrived from India with many years of experience but…

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Website Security | Protecting Your Web Apps from the Tyranny of Evil with OWASP – Troy Hunt

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If you’re on the web, you’re a target. Hacktivists, career criminals and nation states are all pounding on the proverbial door of websites as soon as they go online and it’s frequently the same set of risks being exploited over and over again. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has created the Top 10 Web Application Security Risks as a means of describing and prioritizing these risks and most importantly, demonstrating how your applications can defend against them. This presentation walks through the Top 10 risks and explains what they are, shows how they’re exploited then most importantly, demonstrates…

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Introduction to SEO and Google Tools – Craig Bailey

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In this presentation Craig Bailey gives an introduction to search engine optimisation (SEO) and provides guidance on the best tools to use for improving & measuring the impact of your SEO activities. Although pitched at a beginner level, the session follows an interactive format and spends considerable time answering detailed questions from developers about analytics, privacy rules, advertising best practices, remarketing and much more. The session is broken into two parts. Part 1 – Introduction to SEO A general introduction to SEO and where it fits in overall web marketing The importance of understanding the business goals of a web…

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FireBootCamp gala day – meet the best developers on the market

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UPDATE: Gala Day is done – see how it ended 9am – 12pm AEDT, Friday March 21 2014 Suite 13, 81-91 Military Rd, Neutral Bay Australia SSW invites you to come and meet our newest FireBootCamp graduates. These developers are so passionate about coding they took 9 weeks out of their life to do nothing but code, and they are keen to show off what they have learned and created. This event gives employers the chance to see the web applications our Boot Campers have developed, speak to them in an informal setting, book appointments for interviews, and enjoy a…

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