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Nick Vidal

In a previous blog post, we outlined our vision for creating a Confidential Computing Fellowship. Today, we announce the first steps towards this vision, as we welcome three new interns to the Enarx project.

Last month, we received 10 Outreachy applicants. Of these, 9 were able to complete the first task successfully, which consisted of learning about WebAssembly, developing some small demos, and publishing one or more tutorials on GitHub. WebAssembly is key to the Enarx project, as this is how we deploy applications to the Cloud.

Source: Enarx's Blog

Link: https://blog.enarx.dev/welcome-outreachy-interns/

  • Ajay
  • Mandeep
  • Morgan
  • Nick
  • Paul
  • Shraddha

Agenda

General discussion

Outreachy

The Outreachy applicants had the opportunity to share with others their experience so far with the Enarx project: what they learned and what challenges they faced.

Results for the Outreachy program will be published next Monday (22nd), but Nick reassured everyone that, independent of the results, he would like to continue working with them.

A new group of WebAssembly enthusiasts is being formed at wasm.builders and Nick suggested for each one to publish their WebAssembly tutorials there for visibility. This will help them to build their portfolio and will open new opportunities.

Mike Bursell

Log entries and other error messages can be very useful, but they can also provide information to other parties - sometimes information which you’d prefer they didn’t have. This is particularly true when you are thinking about Confidential Computing: running applications or workloads in environments where you really want to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your application and its data.

Source: Enarx's Blog

Link: https://blog.enarx.dev/confidential-computing-logging-and-debugging/

  • Mike
  • Nick

Agenda

General discussion

New Enarx.dev Website

Enarx's new website continues evolving. We added a Resources section, where users can filter for different resources: articles, blog posts, events, meetings, podcasts, and releases. The homepage now highlights Docs, Resources, GitHub, Meetings, Events, and Chat. The documentation has been updated and there were various fixes. Next steps include implementing search and developing a better deployment workflow.

https://enarx.dev/

Outreachy

The Enarx project received 10 Outreachy applicants, of which 9 were able to successfully complete the first task this past month. Looking at the work developed by these 9 applicants, we are considering 3 strong candidates for an internship. The WebAssembly tutorials developed by these applicants are available at:

https://github.com/enarx/outreachy

Events

Mike and Nick discussed several upcoming events:

Cloud Security Alliance

RSA-C NA 2022

  • Dates: 2022-02-07
  • Proposal submitted.

OC3

FOSDEM

Privacy-Enhancing Technology Summit Europe

Privacy-Enhancing Technology Summit USA

Mike Bursell

We have our first release of Enarx, and a new look for the website. This first release, version 0.1.1, is codenamed Alamo, and provides an easy way in to using Enarx. As always, it’s completely open source: you can look at every single line of our code. It doesn’t provide a full feature set, but what it does do is allow you, for the first time, to write an application, compile it to WebAssembly, and then run it.

Source: Alice, Eve and Bob – a security blog

Link: https://aliceevebob.com/2021/11/02/enarx-first-release/

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, along with the Confidential Computing Consortium today released findings from a market study by Everest Group which shows the Confidential Computing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 90%-95% to reach US$ 54 billion in 2026.

Source: Confidential Computing Consortium

Link: https://confidentialcomputing.io/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2021/10/Everest_Group_-_Confidential_Computing_-_The_Next_Frontier_in_Data_Security_-_2021-10-19.pdf

  • Nick
  • Penglin
  • Shaun

Agenda

General discussion

New Enarx.dev Website

Nick introduced Enarx's new website with a focus on documentation.

https://enarx.dev/

The website uses Docusaurus with support for markdown, versioning, and i18n. It provides a single-page application, leveraging the full power of React:

https://docusaurus.io/

Outreachy

Nick gave an update on the Outreachy program. After a brief introduction to Confidential Computing and Enarx, the focus has been on understanding WebAssembly and building the first demos. Applicants developed some examples of running WebAssembly "inside" the browser and "outside." The reason is because when starting out with WebAssembly, it's not obvious that you can have it run standalone. Most examples (in the Internet) in fact target the browser. There are also examples of embedding into other programming languages. Some applicants had to redo their work, so that took some time.

https://github.com/enarx/outreach/issues/15

https://www.outreachy.org/

Events

Cloud Security Alliance

Rolling CFP till 2021-December-31. Let's create a proposal in October/November.

https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/6e04faab-fd38-4df4-b2a3-2e2780b7c24b

  • Ben
  • Kira
  • Mandeep
  • Mike
  • Nick
  • Penglin
  • Shaun

Agenda

General discussion

Outreachy

We welcomed our first Outreachy applicants. Kira and Mandeep were on the call and shared more about themselves

https://github.com/enarx/outreach/issues/15

https://www.outreachy.org/

Introducing Penglin

Penglin was also on the Outreach call and introduced himself to Ben and Shaun for the first time.

Events

Cloud Security Alliance

Rolling CFP till 2021-December-31. Let's create a proposal in October/November.

https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/6e04faab-fd38-4df4-b2a3-2e2780b7c24b