For the first time since 2019, the “world’s largest developer and engineering expo” was back in person, this time in Oakland in February: DeveloperWeek 2023! Approximately 2000 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors got together face to face to meet and talk about the state of the software industry. People came from all over the world to be part of this 15+ track event that covered everything from application and API design, to Kubernetes and Terraform deployment fundamentals, and basically everything in between. I got to give a talk as well on the state of cloud development environments, which I have written about here before.
There was a noticeable thread around cybersecurity throughout all the tracks. As security becomes more and more of a focus for the enterprise, it should be no surprise to see so many talks about securing your data and your applications. Here are just a few highlights from some of the sessions centered around security from DeveloperWeek 2023.