From: Blog – Hackaday - Friday Hack Chat: Security for IoT

Over the last few weeks, our weekly Hack Chats on have gathered a crowd. This week, we’re talking about the greatest threat humanity has ever faced: toasters with web browsers.

The topic of this week’s Hack Chat is Security for IoT, because someone shut down the Internet with improperly configured webcams.

This chat is hosted by the Big Crypto Team at the University of Pittsburgh. [Wenchen Wang], [Ziyue Sun], [Brandon Contino], and [Nick Albanese] will be taking questions about lightweight devices connected to the Internet. Discussion will include building things that connect to larger networks securely.

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From: GeekWire - It’s official: Apollo 11 moon ship will land in Seattle in 2019, 50 years after giant leap

Apollo 11 command module
The Smithsonian Institution has officially put Seattle’s Museum of Flight on the schedule for an exhibit featuring Apollo 11’s moon ship during the 50th anniversary of the historic mission. Seattle is the last stop on the four-city, two-year tour for the exhibition, titled “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” Houston, St. Louis and Pittsburgh may get earlier looks at the 20 or so artifacts from humanity’s first moon landing, but the good stuff will all be in Seattle on July 20, 2019, exactly 50 years after that landing. “It’s going to be incredibly exciting to be in Seattle and looking… Read More

From: InfoWorld - BrandPost: Six common DevOps myths, busted

Even though the DevOps movement has begun to take hold, plenty of misperceptions about DevOps still exist.

Is DevOps a set of absolute beliefs? A miracle cure for anything that ails an organization? Does it require particular software tools? Can only the unicorns of the world get it right?

Because it can be hard to pin down, some people mistrust the benefits of solid DevOps methodologies. And they forget that at its heart, DevOps is about responding more quickly to business and customer needs. It’s about continual learning and improvement rather than an end state.

A new Puppet ebook, DevOps Mythbusting, sets the record straight, and shows how you can benefit from DevOps practices, even if you think you don’t have the time or resources.

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From: GeekWire - GeekWire 200 February update: Funding rounds spur hiring pushes for Pacific Northwest startups

Seattle has become known as one of the nation’s hubs for technology, but the Emerald City isn’t the only region with growing tech companies in the Pacific Northwest. Powered by new money, startups in Portland and Vancouver, B.C., as well as Seattle, are making big moves. Key new executives, hiring pushes, high-profile partnerships and new headquarters helped a variety of companies move up the GeekWire 200 list of privately-held Pacific Northwest startups this month. The top five remained static in February with DocuSign at the top, followed by Redfin, Avalara, Blue Origin and Puppet. Bellevue-based project management company Smartsheet was the only company… Read More

From: - The Legends of Tomorrow Battle the Black Knight and Brandon Routh’s British Accent

Legends of Tomorrow really hit its stride since it came back from the winter break. That George Lucas episode seems to have reminded everyone involved of the importance of a good story. As last night’s […]

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