Author Archives: K`Tetch

CISA Cybersecurity Provisions Passed in the 2016 Omnibus Budget Bill

Monday September 5 2016. 2:30pm Description The CISA bill (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) was long opposed by activists as an expansion of the current surveillance state. It was attached to the omnibus budget bill and passed over strenuous objections. What … Continue reading

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Agile Development 101

Monday September 5 2016. 1:00pm Description An overview of methodologies, agile toolsets such as Trello, Jira, Pivotal Tracker, etc., and how they work together. Panelists Elonka Dunin – Website | Wikipedia Place Hilton room 208-209 Attendance – 43 Audio Audio … Continue reading

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Online Propaganda: A Brave New World

Monday September 5 2016. 11:30am Description What defines this age-old term in a brave new (online) world? Twitter deletes accounts of dissidents, Facebook’s secret psychological studies of users, pressuring search engines to modify censor results, the Great Firewall of China, … Continue reading

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FOIA Workshop (Filing Freedom of Information Act Requests)

Monday September 5 2016. 10:00am Description How to file a request under the Freedom of Information Act, with live demonstrations and results from prior years’ panels. Be your own activist! Panelists David Maass (moderator) – Website | Twitter Jason Mitchell Place … Continue reading

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Hacking 201

Sunday September 4 2016. 10:00pm Description Q&A from our panel of experts; play “stump the hacker”! Panelists Elonka Dunin – Website | Wikipedia Chad Ramey jonny X (Moderator) Chris Grayson Drew Porter Xavier Ashe Ray Kelly – Twitter | LinkedIn Place Hilton Crystal Ballroom Attendance … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters

Sunday September 4 2016. 8:30pm Description Knowing and asserting your rights along with common sense can greatly improve the outcome of any police encounter. Documentary by flexyourrights.org. A question and answer session will follow the film. Panelists Andrew Greenberg Christina … Continue reading

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Webcomics

Sunday September 4 2016. 7:00pm Description A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a successful web-based comic strip series, given by both new and established webcomic artists. Panelists Bill Holbrook (Moderator) – Kevin and Kell | Wikipedia Jennie … Continue reading

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How Science Fiction Impacts Public Policy

Sunday September 4 2016. 5:30pm Description How is today’s science fiction affecting tomorrow’s laws and policy? Are there any unintended side effects? What are the great positive effects? Are there any meaningful impacts at all? Panelists Meredith Rose(M) Kevin Bankston … Continue reading

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Niche Markets in eBooks and Print (for Writers)

Sunday September 4 2016. 4:00pm Description What are niche markets for writers, and what are the special considerations that writers face when writing for them? Are there truly financial opportunities to be had in writing for niche markets? What makes … Continue reading

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State of Mobile Jailbreaking

Sunday September 4 2016. 2:30pm Description We’ll take a look back a the times it got easier for users (bootroom exploits and browser-based jailbreaks), how it recently has been getting harder (tethered jailbreaks and KPP), what is changing with Apple, … Continue reading

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