Next week I’m heading out to the Software Assurance Forum (use SOF96945 for the conference code) in Washington D.C. (well, actually Arlington, Virginia, but D.C. sounds more glamorous). If you’re not familiar with what the SWA is, in a nutshell, its key objective is to encourage software developers to raise overall software quality and security from the start, rather than relying on applying patches to systems after vulnerabilities are discovered.
Anyways, while I’m there, I’ll be taking part in 2 speaking opportunities. The first will be as part of a 6 person panel discussion entitled “Understanding Technology Stakeholders: Their Progress and Challenges” (10:30 – 12:00 on Wednesday). The panel is made up of stakeholders from varying disciplines such as industry, academia, standards, and government. A good well rounded panel should provide for an interesting and entertaining hour and a half.
My second session (Friday at 2:20) will see me fly solo as I discuss our (Klocwork’s) experiences and observations as they relate to SATE. I’m not given much time, so I’ll be revving up the motor mouth to make sure I get our points across. I have a sneaking suspicion I just *may* go a little OT.
So, is anyone out there also going to this event? If so, drop me a line either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Twitter (@todd_landry) and perhaps we can get together to chat. Look for my next blog next Thursday, as I will recap the panel discussion and the other sessions I attend at this event.