A Sunday @ FOSDEM
This Sunday, I attended to :
- Security Testing by Pete Herzog : Interesting talks about security where practical cases were exposed. Live tutorial and reflexions about testing and security. I hope to post the presentation later.
- Metasploit Framework by H D Moore : Wonderful explanation of the true power of the framework. Bluffing Windows without any traces by injection of dll. Backdoor by use of vnc nearly unkillable. Waw. To look further.
- Bling it up - make it sexy! by Mirco Müller : Application-development using cairo, librsvg and other usual suspects. Interesting to see. Hard to follow if you're newbie .... as me.
- Easy databases with Glom by Murray Cumming : Glom is a GUI that allows you to design table definitions and the relationships between them. It also allows you to edit and search the data in those tables, and to specify field values in terms of other fields. Glom-specific data such as the relationship definitions is saved in the Glom document. Glom re-connects to the database server when it loads a previous Glom document. The document is in XML format. Glom uses the PostgresSQL database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality. Possibility of group right, translations of colomns headers, .... Project to follow for lazzy people like me.
- Why do we do it ? by Dave Neary : lovely presentation about getting involved, why and how. A must seen for beginners, freshers and old hackers who forgot the roots .... Free Software is fun. Thanks Dave, your presentation is also fun. A bit of Gnome Love in a technical meeting.
- Overview of the Gnome Developer Platform by Marc-André Lureau and Stefan Kost : a vulgarisation of commun projects related to GNOME like Gconf, Cairo, Gstreamer with some estimate statistics.