Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Feb

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We had a great meetup in January and hoping for more good times & sharing at Gunn-Jerkins (near Long Beach Airport). I’m still putting together details for this month… more info posted soon! But I could use your help and input as we continue to work out details for presentations, venues, topics, etc. If you or someone you know would like to come share about App or Web development either this month or in the future, please contact us: www.waprorlb.org/contact/

With your suggestions we’ll continue to improve the WAPRO format in 2017. Our goals are to entice locals and guests to come share and inspire with best practices, interesting and/or fun projects, and cool tech tricks.

Upcoming meetup dates: ☃ 2/23 ⛵ 3/21 🌷 4/20 🌤 5/16 ⛵ 6/22


The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

1. Hector Soto (@) – Analyzing Malicious Files & URLs using Web-Based Tools

  1. PLEASE R.S.V.P.


The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!


In the past we’ve had professionals present that have worked on projects such as Spacex, Riot Games, X-prize, Adobe, Toyota Motor Sports, VMWare, UCLA, CSULB, AARP, and more … using technologies such as Bootstrap, Bower, Browserfy, Headless Drupal, iOS Swift, Jekyll, Meteor, Node.js, SASS, Sculpin, Zapier and more.

Every month we come together to:

  • Demo technologies we use, especially those driving the convergence of websites and mobile apps
  • Showcase our projects built with cool tech
  • Share industry “best practices”
  • Newcomer Q&A’s
  • Network, get to know each other, and otherwise have fun

We have a preference for open-source software, especially server-side. This year we have meetups focused on the life-cycle and technologies related to website and application development. We will especially try to delve into situations where mobile and web technologies converge. The meeting topics we cover will vary monthly and will be tailored to, and by, our community. Want to see something in particual? Let us know by tweeting using the hash #WAPRO.

If you have interest or work in Web or Application Development, add our meetup to your calendar now and join us! Our meetups are FREE and open to EVERYONE.

GunnJerkins Offices


DATE: Thu – February 23, 2017
TIME: 7-9p

Gunn Jerkens Marketing Communications
3950 Cover Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

Directions from 405 FWY at Lakewood: Directions
Instructions: Gunn-Jerkins building is on the South-East corner of Cover + Schaufele. Enter driveway on Shaufele (just South of Cover), then first building on left at the SE corner of the building. If you have any trouble finding the office, please call: 562-499-6707.


Analyzing Malicious Files & URLs using Web-Based Tools

Hector Soto will be presenting a talk/demo related to security, strategies and useful tools. Hector consults for a major local seaport as a Senior IT Security Consultant - Incident Response. Presentation details forthcoming.

Hector Soto

A Major World Seaport headshot

Accomplished, results-oriented Information Security professional with industry certifications and specialized training in Incident Response, Incident Handling, Malware Analysis, Network Analysis, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, and Organizational Leadership with over seven years of cybersecurity experience and eight years of progressive leadership experience.

Notes from Presentation

After the presentation by Hector, folks in attendance asked about the resources for security. Here is a comprehensive list of web based security tools.

Web Resources

Tools that are web based and better at hiding your identity.


Hybrid tools might include web based analysis, but may need to be combined with local tools.


Our sponsors help make our meetups awesome! They feed us, provide a place to gather, share, & learn from each other, and some even give us cool things to giveaway! Take a moment to thank them, click their logo to visit their twitter/facebook account… and thank them publicly. (Please, use hash #WAPRO)

Meetup date February 23, 2017