Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 9th October 2018

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **

Theme: Cyber Threat Intelligence & DIY Electric racing series

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Talos & Threat Hunting (Martin Lee – Cisco)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Hacky Racers – From Shed to Track (Which was Also A Shed) and Beyond (Keegan Neave)
  • 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Additional Info

Cisco Talos

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group is one of the largest commercial threat intelligence teams in the world, comprised of world-class researchers, analysts and engineers. These teams are supported by unrivaled telemetry and sophisticated systems to create accurate, rapid and actionable threat intelligence for Cisco customers, products and services. Talos defends Cisco customers against known and emerging threats, discovers new vulnerabilities in common software, and interdicts threats in the wild before they can further harm the internet at large. Talos maintains the official rule sets of Snort.orgClamAV and SpamCop, in addition to releasing many open-source research and analysis tools.

Hacky Racers

Hacky Racers is a DIY electric racing series, inspired by the Powerwheels Racing Series in the USA, where competitors get together to race their creations built with a budget limit of £500 and their imaginations.  So far some of the vehicles we’ve seen range from three to six wheels, though the latter ended the first race with five.  Each one has it’s own character, something we highly encourage!

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.

*Before the second session there is an opportunity for any short announcements so please let us know on the night if you would like a slot or 1-2mins.

FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at]

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