William Paul Liggett
William Paul Liggett (@junktext) is currently a software engineering professor at both Northern Virginia Community College and at a non-profit educational institution called Year Up. He is also the owner and coder of junktext.com, his small business to develop or teach others about open source software and related subjects. He previously worked in the U.S. defense and intelligence communities and he recently spoke at the FSF's LibrePlanet 2020 on software licensing concepts that he expects his students to comprehend. Because, you know... F/LOSS will eventually dominate the world!
Python + Telnet = Muhahahha!!!
Have you heard that you should never, ever use Telnet anymore? Sure, Telnet is horribly insecure, but did you know you can effectively control much of the Internet with good old Telnet? Don't believe it? Then come and learn how to use Python to do some web server reconnaissance and how to build your own IRC bot that is all powered by Telnet! The program will be demonstrated and the open source code will be provided to let you experiment or improve to your heart's content. Note: All skill levels (beginner to advanced) are welcome to attend and you are not required to download/run any code to participate in the workshop. If you want to play with the program, the code uses Python 3 with the standard "telnetlib" library. Nothing special is essential beyond these aspects.