Mother Nature has had millenia to build up it’s defences to the many potential hazards and attacks it may face. So given it’s wisdom and expertise on this subject, what can we as software developers learn from it and bring back to the evolution of our own application’s security? In this session we’ll explore where software and biology overlap when it comes to security and lessons we can learn from nature to improve our own application security.
Steve Poole is a Developer Advocate, DevOps practitioner and a long time Java developer, leader and evangelist. He’s been working on Java SDKs and JVMs since Java was less than one year old.
Grace is a Developer Advocate at IBM, working with Open Liberty, MicroProfile and Cloud Technologies. She has been with IBM since graduating from Exeter University with a Degree in Biology. Grace enjoys bringing a varied perspective to her projects and using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns and architectures. As a developer advocate, Grace builds POC’s, demos and sample applications, and writes guides and tutorials. She is a regular presenter at international technology conferences and has recently authored a book on reactive systems. Grace also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially Technology careers.