For nearly 10 years, AT&T has been bringing an annual developer conference to their partners and collaborators. This year, they creatively chose to combine their conference with a hackathon in order to encourage the participation of budding developers and to support young talent in achieving career-related goals.
This year’s conference and hackathon, which took place on January 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, was packed with an array of topics split into six main sessions: devices and wearables, IoT, real-time communications, video, network advances and the connected home.
I’ve put together several of the sessions that stood out to me as especially relevant to the evolution of today’s technology.
WebExpo is the largest Central European conference focused on topics related to the digital world. Among many topics, this year’s focus is security and big data. AVAST Software is not only a proud general sponsor of this event, but also an active participant.
One weekend, over 1,400 online professionals, presentations, workshops, and lots of fun.
WebExpo is a great networking and knowledge exchanging opportunity, and those here in Prague will get a chance to meet AVAST experts from various areas. You can meet the AVAST team at our booth, as well as on the stage. The AVAST booth is located at CEVRO Institut.
Our team plans some fun for you at the booth, including testing new revolutionary glasses Ocul
For the less technically-oriented, we also offer some fun and prizes. If you spot someone wearing an AVAST T-shirt, grab a selfie with this person and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AVASTselfie. Come to our booth and show us the tweet or instagram post and you will receive a 1-year free license of avast! Premium Mobile Security!
The best part of WebExpo is all the knowledge sharing from AVAST specialists. Here is a list of our colleagues and the topics they will be presenting:
- PostgreSQL as Big Data solution [Michal Augustýn] @AugiCZ
- Prompt data delivery in cloud – as an weapon in the armament race of security companies [Petr Chytil] @chytil
- Security threats online [Pavel Šrámek, Jan Širmer]
- Massively Scalable Services at AVAST - Case Study [Jakub Janeček] @jakubjanecek
- It is all about the data. [Pavel Kučera]
- Medium data aka Why you should avoid Big data in Business Intelligence [Pavel Chocholouš ] @pavel242
- Local approach, as key factor to success in e-commerce [Tomáš Janů]
If you can’t attend personally, we have good news for you. Our team will be commenting during the event on social media, so you can join the conversation by following our accounts and special hashtags. Follow us at Twitter and Instagram at
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While most of the AVAST team is located in freezing Prague, some of us are enjoying sunshine in Florida. The AVAST Free for Education team is excited to be attending FETC 2014 in Orlando, Florida for the first time! Check out the preparation progress and don’t forget to follow AVAST on Instagram and stop by at the Booth 356!
AVAST Free for Education team is FREEking awesome!
Getting ready: booth 356 already looks pretty!
Why pay for Antivirus, if you can get one for free? Read more…
In today’s world where malware evolves and develops rapidly, sharing security information is the key element for success. Companies which ignore this fact sooner of later suffer from the consequences of their bad decision. Malware researchers from all over the world regularly meet at various IT security conferences, where they learn from each other how to fight with malware and how to make the IT world a safer place.
AVAST Free for Education is proud to sponsor some of the featured sessions at this years EDUCAUSE, which will be taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California from Tuesday, October 15th until Friday, October 18th.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The association organizes an annual conference whose target group is higher education IT professionals. Just one week remains until this big event, and we are ready for it!
Myself, Stephanie King and my colleague, Che Johnson, will be attending the event and are looking forward to meeting everyone and to answering questions regarding the Free for Education program. We will be located at the Anaheim Convention Center, Level 3, Ballroom C, on Thursday, October 17th. We hope that our sponsorship will make educational IT professionals aware of the possibility they have to save money with our business-grade security product, which has the same features and performance as paid ones, but is unique in that it is FREE!
To sum it up: If you are a university professional, come to get more information about program, as well as some AVAST Free for Education materials. If you are journalist, stop by to learn more about our program and help us to spread the word about this unbeatable offer. And Corey E.P., as a US school district, you are eligible too. Find out more at at our Free for EDU website You can also apply there. It’s easy and fast.
Hope to see you there!
One of the most anticipated anti-malware conferences of the year is being held this week in Berlin, Germany. AVAST Software is proud to be there among 370 of the most knowledgeable specialists from the security industry. AVAST experts will be speaking every day, plus we are proud sponsors of the beer bar for all conference participants.
Today, Jindrich Kubec, the avast! Virus Lab’s Director of Threat Intelligence, along with Eric Romang, will be presenting Big bang theory of CVE-2012-4792, a forensic & detective model that describes the early development of the watering hole campaign which was active this past winter, and targeted the energy industry, governments, non-profit organizations, and human rights websites.
On Thursday, Milos Korenko, Marketing Director, will talk about AVAST’s freemium model, from our FREE antivirus products for PC, Mac, and Android, to our Free for Education program launched in the US market, in The best things in life are free.
Wrapping up the conference on Friday, Pedram Amini, of Jumpshot by AVAST, will be participating in a panel discussion about nation-state sponsored cyberwar and cyber-espionage in Collateral damage in the age of cyber-warfare.
BREAKING NEWS from Filip Chytry live at the conference: AVAST won the first match set of the IT security football table international championship against Sophos 2:0, 6:1, 6:2. Cross your fingers, and wish us a luck in next round scheduled at 6:00pm CET.
The Avar 2011 conference started and unfortunately ended very fast. There were 2 tracks of sessions for 2 days. One of the sessions was our own: “Poisoning Google Images. Analysis of Google Image Poisoning”.
Our presentation went very well and we finished on time. All the presentations had a tight schedule – only 35 minutes. However, it’s good that you have to focus on one problem. Read more…
Hello again from Hong Kong. We have little bit of time because our AVAR Conference 2011 presentation starts at 14:45 at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel so we can share a few pictures with you.
We arrived to Hong Kong a few days before the conference in order to have time to accommodate to a different time zone and weather. We spent this time preparing our presentation, admiring the city, and meeting some interesting people.
As first, we met some android figures in one of the local computer shops.
Hello from Hong Kong, the city where the AVAR Conference 2011 is taking place. We, Lukas and Jan, are here to make a presentation on “Google Image poisoning”.
We arrived to Hong Kong on Monday after a long flight from Prague. From the moment we got off the plane we knew that Hong Kong is completely different from what we are used to in Prague. Not only is the weather different – winter in Prague but summer in Hong Kong – the cultures are also completely different. I think that it would be unfair to try to compare Asia to Europe, so let’s move on.
We were hungry when we got to our hotel and so we went for lunch. The lady at the Wharney Guang Dong hotel recommended us to a dim sum restaurant across the street. Well, I have to admit that it was really good advice. The place was spectacular and the food was delicious. We even ordered something called “duck web”. However, what we received wasn’t a web at all.
As you can see on the picture on the left. Honza (Jan) has a duck leg. It was quite a new experience to both of us, but… where is our web?
OK, let me make a long story short. We have a presentation at the AVAR conference at about Google Image poisoning. And there is a close connection between duck web and the poisoning. But, let me tell you, it’s quite difficult to write an article after midnight when you have jet lag and also after a welcoming drink with all the AVAR members. — So let me just fix the first sentence – there is a close relation between web and Google Image search poisoning attacks but … we’ll tell you more tomorrow after our presentation.
The content of VB 2011 programme provided an excellent amount of information from the security industry in the last three days. It came packed in an interesting and humorous way. Here is some more pictures from conference to present the atmosphere and we looking forward on next conference!