February 24-26, 2021
Online, Timezone GMT-5

"Your name is invalid" and other misconceptions

Every person has a first and last name, a day has 24 hours, and Christmas is in Winter — or so you think. Some seemingly incontrovertible certainties are in fact social and cultural biases. Even lower-casing a string or sorting text correctly is surprisingly complex. Misconceptions can inflict great pain on users, cause products to fail in a market, introduce security bugs, or even lead to gruesome murder. This talk introduce you to some issues.

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Christian Heimes

Red Hat

Christian is a long time Python developer from Hamburg/Germany. In the past he has contributed to several Open Source projects such as the CPython interpreter. In the past years he has helped to keep Python secure, for example as member of the Python security response team, secure hashing (PEP 456) and improvements of Python's TLS/SSL module. Nowadays he is employed by Red Hat and works on OpenShift container security, FreeIPA identity management and Dogtag public key infrastructure.

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