February Meetup @ BeCode Genk

This February we’re resuming our monthly meetups by visting the BeCode offices in Genk, at the brand-new T2 Campus. Thanks to Salim, Lesley and Alexandre for hosting us!

We have an awesome evening planned, with drinks and something to eat, and a great speaker visiting us for the first time!

The speaker this month will be Sam Bellen (@sambego), a developer evangelist at Auth0 and Google Developer Expert. His talk: “Passwords are so 1990”. So if you’re building sites with password-based authentication, whether you’re doing it on PHP or not, this talk is for you!

RSVPs are already open. Only 30 spaces available, so RSVP soon!

== SCHEDULE ==
18:30 – Reception
20:00 – “Passwords are so 1990” by Sam Bellen
21:00 – Social

== PARKING ==
There should be plenty of parking on site.

== TALK: “Passwords are so 1990” ==
As long as we’ve been using the internet, and way before that, we have been authenticating through some sort of username and password combination. It has become the standard. With the ever increasing number of web-apps, we’re seeing more and more data breaches as well. What if we could build our authentication processes in a way the user doesn’t need a password?

In this talk I will give a quick overview of the past, present and future of authentication. From basic authentication to passwordless biometric authentication using the web authentication API, and everything in between. The audience does not need any specific knowledge as this talk will not go into implementation details, but aims to give a view of what’s to come in terms of authentication.