17 August 2012

DerbyCon talk info

I'll be speaking at DerbyCon in Louisville, KY (September 27-30, 2012). Here is my talk info:

Title: Flex Your Rights: The Constitution & Political Activism in the Hacker Community

Abstract: Let's be clear upfront: I don't care if you're a Republican or Democrat (or another party), I don't care if you're pro-life or pro-choice. This presentation isn't about politics in the traditional sense. What we should be willing to acknowledge, however, is that public policy issues and the political process increasingly overlap with issues and interests that are important to the hacker community. Issues like free speech, privacy, and copyrights manifest themselves in legislation like SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, the Cybersecurity Act, DMCA (and many others). Surely these issues are worth our time and attention. By exploring recent legislation, court cases, and newsworthy events, it's my aim to convince you that we, the hacker community, need to flex our rights right now, more than ever. Won't you join me?

The schedule is here.

Hope to see you there!
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