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Meeting Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018




at the The Westbury Manor, room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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3:00pm: Using a Website Template to Build a Website in Under 3 Hours

Charles Kaplan
Maximum Computer Systems, Inc.

Presentation Description

This lab will use a website template implemented with PHP and MySQL to develop a functional website in less than 3 hours. Many of the techniques also apply to other technologies besides PHP and MySQL. Attendees should bring their laptop or buddy-up with another attendee. WAMPServer (Windows) or XMAPP (MAC and LINUX) should be pre-installed, but will be available in the lab. Attendees will get the customizable website template at no charge than can be used on other projects.

About Charles Kaplan

Charles Kaplan has 25 years of experience selling IBM i Servers with iTech Solutions Group, Maximum Computer Systems, Barsa Consulting Group and IBM. Prior to that Charles was a Database Administrator and application developer with CBS, Inc. Charles is a Past President and Treasurer of the Long Island System Users Group (LISUG). Charles also teaches IT topics at Farmingdale State College. Charles is also involved with several non-profit organizations where he volunteers as a webmaster and in other capacities. As a webmaster, Charles has designed and implemented websites with innovative features to provide added value to the membership. He has also migrated websites from pure HTML to PHP/MySQL to provide new features and function. Personally, Charles is married for 39 years to his wife Lynne and they have one son, David, who is a financial analyst for Altfest Personal Wealth Management. Charles collects casino chips and is an avid tennis player, chef and photographer.



8:00pm: Secure PHP and MySQL

Charles Kaplan
Maximum Computer Systems, Inc.

Presentation Description

Tips and techniques for creating secure websites with PHP and MySQL. Many of the techniques also apply to websites using other technologies. Website vulnerabilities will be presented along with various methods to improve security from these threats. Including: Handling Input, File Uploads, Storing Data, Website Construction and Infrastructure.

About Charles Kaplan

Charles Kaplan has 25 years of experience selling IBM i Servers with iTech Solutions Group, Maximum Computer Systems, Barsa Consulting Group and IBM. Prior to that Charles was a Database Administrator and application developer with CBS, Inc. Charles is a Past President and Treasurer of the Long Island System Users Group (LISUG). Charles also teaches IT topics at Farmingdale State College. Charles is also involved with several non-profit organizations where he volunteers as a webmaster and in other capacities. As a webmaster, Charles has designed and implemented websites with innovative features to provide added value to the membership. He has also migrated websites from pure HTML to PHP/MySQL to provide new features and function. Personally, Charles is married for 39 years to his wife Lynne and they have one son, David, who is a financial analyst for Altfest Personal Wealth Management. Charles collects casino chips and is an avid tennis player, chef and photographer.