Agile + DevOps East 2023 Concurrent Session : Copilot Wants to Write Code and Be Your Friend!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Copilot Wants to Write Code and Be Your Friend!

Have you ever wanted to be able to pair program by yourself? Did your coworker write incoherent code at 3 in the morning? Do you hate writing unit tests by hand? If you answered yes to any of these, then Copilot is the perfect tool for you! Copilot will suggest code snippets as you work based on the assumptions it makes on what you are trying to accomplish. It can explain those pesky chunks of code that you don’t understand, saving you valuable time. You can even have Copilot write out unit test code for you based on the methods that you are trying to test. Merging two tabs into one, dive into the cutting-edge realm of coding innovation with Copilot and ChatGPT. Leverage the power of AI to boost your ability to write, modify, and generate new code within your codebase. Elevate your VSCode terminal experience as Copilot responds to a simple trigger, deftly scripting desired commands while providing insightful explanations. Copilot can even help with vulnerabilities that are found in your code! Not only can Copilot suggest how to fix the vulnerability, you can even have it explain what the vulnerability is and have it simulate an attack that could be performed against it. If that all sounds good to you, then: “Brace yourself for a mind-bending journey through a code-suggestion wonderland where your wildest programming dreams materialize into reality.” – ChatGPT.


Dalton Forbes brings his years of experience as a security analyst and manager within the US government to the Coveros AppSec team. He has experience in using change management strategies, vulnerability discoveries, and risk management to uncover deficiencies within systems, business logic, or processes. He follows the general Pareto principle rule (~80/20) and small-change mindsets that build large outcomes.

Phil LaFrance

Phil LaFrance is a software engineer very experienced in working in super fast-paced and agile environments where ambiguity is common and the need to be constantly learning is a requirement. Some of his favorite challenges are tackling difficult tasks that require learning and thought to solve. Prior to joining Coveros, where he is helping build the App Sec team, Phil was a Lead Software Engineer and Web and Mobile Developer and holds a masters degree in Cyber Security.