Min made a new trailer video for 2016, with key modifications to the dates for Liftoff 2016. Check it out (it’s in the sticky post at the very top when you visit the Orbital website as well).
Registration for Orbital is not yet open, but if you’ve heard the intro in your classes, or just learned about Orbital, stay tuned for information about the Orbital information briefing and how to register here on this website, or via Facebook or in your respective classes’ IVLE forums.
Do start planning to reserve at least the Monday and Tuesday after exams are open to be able to attend the mandatory Liftoff workshop.
If you have specific queries, please contact Min <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We will be setting up an FAQ to handle questions about timeline, eligibility, levels of achievement and other details.
Tomorrow’s Mission Control will be held at PlugIn@Blk 71. Pallav, one of our teaching assistants, will be reviewing and having hands-on exercises for Node.JS, a library for writing capabilities to be able create scalable Internet applications, notably web servers.
See you tomorrow at Blk 71! Please make sure to follow the preparation instructions below (after your submission deadline tonight)!
If you’d like to participate in the workshop, please install node before-hand. Instructions for different Operating Systems are listed here:
Go to http://nodejs.org/. Click INSTALL. Follow through the installation process. To check that it works, go to the start menu and search for “powershell”. Run it. Now type “node –version”. If you see a number, you’re set.
Go to http://nodejs.org/. Click INSTALL. Follow through the installation process. Run Terminal and type “node –version” and press enter. If you see a number, you’re set.
Go to http://nodejs.org/. Now you have two options. You could, if you wish, click DOWNLOADS and get the Linux Binaries for your computer. However, you might prefer to install from source. To do this, click INSTALL, extract the folder, open it in a terminal, and follow through the process inside the README.md file (follow the “Unix/Mac” instructions). Run “node –version” to check that it works.
Note: For the purpose of keeping up-to-date with the latest version of Node.js, avoid using a package manager to install it.
For tomorrow’s Mission Control, we will be going over two common web application vulnerabilities (including some live examples, Demo God willing) and their mitigations.
In the process, you will learn a little bit about cookies, sessions, password storage, and several web development and debugging tools that can make your life easier as a developer, or form part of your arsenal as an attacker.
The talk is rather unlikely to be recorded. Parts of the presentation containing personal information that was magically obtained may be omitted due to their sensitive nature.