Barry is the security czar for .NET which means he gets to look at the framework, tools and template code, searching for potential insecurities and sometimes even fixing them. He also triages publicly and privately reported vulnerabilities before getting someone else to fix them which means he gets all of the fun and none of the responsibility. Of course, sometimes things slip through so he gets the stress of Patch Tuesday and explaining to people "No, we're not going to give you a Proof of Concept".
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?