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Dec 2, 2013
FutureTalk with Jessica McKellar
New Relic

How the Internet Works

An introduction to the Internet's structure and protocols through fun experiments from the Python perspective.

We'll use Python libraries like Scapy and Twisted to explore:

  • What happens under the hood when you type into your browser bar and hit enter
  • What data you reveal about yourself as you surf the Web
  • How coffee shop Internet access works
  • How to propose marriage on your local network via ARP cache poisoning

By the end of this talk you'll:

  • Understand the core Internet protocols and how design decisions from the early Internet impact us today
  • Have exposure to popular Python networking libraries
  • Think sniffing your own wireless traffic is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning

This is the second event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food and drinks, and the presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from Cambridge, MA. She is a Director for the Python Software Foundation and an organizer for the largest Python user group in the world. With that group she runs the Boston Python Workshop -- an introductory programming pipeline that has brought hundreds of women into the local Python community and is being replicated in cities across the US.

Jessica is a veteran open source contributor and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and the Twisted event-driven networking engine; she wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and the second edition of O'Reilly's Twisted Networking Essentials.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with the Portland Incubator Experiment