Recent Events

Developer Week 2018 Hackathon in NYC

June, 2018 -- Traveling to New York with Code With Me team = fun. Talking Tech with several awesome tech mentors = awesome. Building a web app with facial recognition and biometric authentication that could possibly change lives for Dementia patients while invoking the winning Washington sports spirit = priceless.

Thanks to an awesome team: Shijit Dasgupta, Andrew Reddish, Wendy Lam, Alex Ramsey, and Shivani Karikar, an epic sponsor challenge: Ian Bernstein and Misty Robotics and an amazing event: DeveloperWeek NYC! #robot # #biometrics #cybersecurity #machinelearning #ALLCAPS5


Developer Week 2018

Developer Week 2018

Defend Against Broken Authentication, Access Control, & Insufficient Monitoring

June 27, 2018 -- We were at Sevatec HQ in Crystal City this time to learn how to defend against OWASP - Broken Access Control (A2), Broken Authentication (A5), and Insufficient Monitoring and Logging (A10). Our team went through a small presentation on what A2, A5, and A10 vulnerabilities are.

The presentation included running code from an ASP.NET website that exhibits some of the vulnerabilities, and then possible ways to resolve them. The data we worked with was hosted on Azure Cloud.

OWASP 2018 at Sevatec

Shijit at Sevatec HQ

OWASP 2018 at Sevatec


Defend Against SQL Injection, Data Leaks, and Security Misconfigs with Symplicity

June 14, 2018 -- Security considerations must be an integral part of how software is designed and written. Proactively preventing security vulnerabilities requires understanding common vulnerabilities, knowing how they may be exploited, and knowing how to write code that does not introduce such vulnerabilities to your applications.

The OWASP Top 10 (https://www.owasp.org) describes the most commonly exploited security risks in web applications. In this session, we covered the following risks and how to code our applications to eliminate these risks:

  • SQL Injection
  • Sensitive Data Exposure
  • Security Misconfiguration

Food, Soda, venue, and Cyber Knowledge provided by Symplicity!

OWASP Cyber Night at Symplicity

Defend against the Top Ten: KickOff at The Media Trust

June 6, 2018 -- The main purpose of this series is to be an educational, hands-on series where companies involved in cybersecurity demo the current top 10 OWASP cyber vulnerabilities and how to defend against them through code and policy!

Current, 2018 OWASP Top Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities:

https://www.owasp.org/images/7/72/OWASP_Top_10-2017_%28en%29.pdf.pdf

This was the kickoff, with a panel discussion featuring Liam Randall from Capital One, Ameet Nayak and David D'Agostino from Symplicity, Sridhar Vishnubhotla and Mike McKinney from Sevatec, and Mark Salter from The Media Trust

Many thanks to Katie Gould for assistance in planning this kickoff! Food, refreshments, and beer were served courtesy of The Media Trust throughout the night :)


OWASP 2018 KickOff

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About Us

Shijit Dasgupta

How We Started

The Code With Me group on Meetup.com was initially founded by Shijit Dasgupta and friends in May of 2017. Inspired by the idea of continuing to learn as programmers, not just through individual self-study, but also as part of a growing, evolving community, we have indeed grown into an active and vibrant local consortium of both software beginners and seasoned professionals alike. We actively encourage our attendees and members to get involved in co-organizing, and even teaching Code With Me nights!


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Shijit Dasgupta

Shijit Dasgupta

Shijit Dasgupta is a Senior Consultant and DevOps engineer (with a cybersecurity focus) at Sevatec Inc. He has over 3 years in the federal government IT space with Agile Frameworks: Scrum and Kanban. Founded Code With Me to share his knowledge in IT and learn from others.

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Jeremy Feder

Jeremy Feder

Jeremy is a Full Stack JavaScript (MEAN) and Python Web Developer with a passion for learning new technologies, everything from the latest front end JavaScript frameworks to Java and AWS back-end tech. Contributions to Code With Me include teaching some JavaScript nights as well as developing this very website!

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Andrew Reddish

Andrew Reddish

Andrew Reddish is a technology leader experienced in building high functioning engineering teams bringing V1 products to market from concept to public release. He is a code-facing Architect with full stack experience across multiple platforms and form factors. He has patents pending and is awarded in the fields of data visualization, compilers, and processing/transformation of digital documents.

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Diego Ruiz

Diego Ruiz

An insightful IT graduate and professional with experience in web development to ensure the study, design, development, implementation, support and management of computer-based information systems in support of business objectives. Currently looking to expand on technical skills related to full stack web development.

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Matt Kiger

Matt Kiger

.NET Fullstack Developer passionate about all areas of IT. Enjoys both teaching and learning. Currently working at Fulcrum in Centreville, VA.

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Brooks Isoldi

Brooks Isoldi

Brooks is a Java (EE) developer experienced in working with a variety of back-end technologies including NoSQL and SQL, Natural Language Processing and AWS Cloud. His primary interest is textual analytics, data-linking and semantic understanding over news articles with AWS cloud development being a close second. Brooks will contribute and share knowledge of AWS, Java and other back-end stacks to the Code With Me meetups.

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Rahul Mohan

Rahul Mohan

Rahul is a Mechanical engineer turned Software engineer hailing from VCU. He has over four years of experience in IT working for companies from SRA International, CGI, and currently US Postal Service. He is a full stack software engineer with experience in Java, JavaScript and SQL. He is primarily a tab guy and hates spaces.

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Sahid Bangura

Sahid Bangura

Sahid is an IT Engineer at Molina Healthcare currently working on his second bachelors and accelerated masters in Computer Science and Software Engineering. He joined Code With Me because he wanted to exchange ideas about programming and the current and emerging technologies with like-minded people.

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Joel Reniker

Joel Reniker

Associate at Halvik Corp, working on systems analysis, cloud computing, and data-intensive applications. Formerly a teacher, with an education background in Chinese politics and governance. Currently working on functional design patterns, and refactoring legacy applications for the cloud.

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Kristy Simmoms

Kristy Simmons

Kristy is a Web/Digital Project Manager (PMP, ITIL) who manages the development of Content Management Systems (CMS) and web applications. She has a solid background in digital marketing and SEO, and can sometimes be found jumping in to customize WordPress websites with HTML, CSS, and PHP.

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Wendy Lam

Wendy Lam

Wendy is a developer at Northrop Gruman. She's just a .NET girl living in a .NET world.

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Shivakumar Mahakali

Shivakumar Mahakali

Python Developer currently learning Django and the Full Stack. Very interested in learning and applying Machine Learning methods and algorithms.

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Mahdia Hashimy

Mahdia Hashimy

Mahdia is a former pharmaceutical research analyst and present software engineer who enjoys introducing people into the tech world. In her spare time she enjoys baking brown butter chocolate chip cookies and other Pinterest recipes as well as keeping up to date with CRISPR genetic modification.

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Jabari Lee

Jabari Lee

Jabari has a background in physics and computer science. His professional and entrepreneurial experience ranges from conducting simulations on massively parallel DoD supercomputers to JS development for mobile devices. He believes code can empower people to positively impact the world around them and pave their own path. At this point, he’s just looking for fun and interesting people, projects, ports of call …and apparently opportunities to peddle alliterations peppered with “p”.

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