Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Troy Hunt

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Troy Hunt who is from Australia. In this episode, Troy and Charles talk about web security and how Troy got into the field. Troy writes a blog, creates courses for Pluralsight, and he is a Microsoft Regional Director and an MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Web security
  • This show is not about code or technology, but about the person.
  • How did you get into programming, Troy?
    • 1995 Troy started at the university.
  • Book: HTML for Dummies
  • How did you get into web development and JavaScript in general?
  • What have you done with JavaScript that you are particularly proud of?
    • At the time, I was proud of my work with the Pizza Hut application.
    • Fast-forward – I still use JavaScript but also framework.
  • How did you get into security?
  • What are you working on now?
  • E-mails and Passwords breached
    • Have a program that tells you to do something different instead.
    • Try to find a balance.
    • Do most people think about web security? Probably not.
    • Bring awareness about this.
    • Make systems usable
    • Give people enough advice.
  • Service
  • Troy’s Real-Life Stories
  • How do you stay current with all of this web security information?
    • Having a healthy following in Twitter.
    • Stay on top of the mentions.
    • Interesting spread of people within this field.