This is my personal site to collect and distribute information about my current initiatives, interests, and areas of research.
- Elegy for Blockchain A detailed look at the many issues with blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and other insanity.
- Planning for the Worst (PDF Slides) presented at 7:10pm MST on November 7, 2022 at Southwest CyberSec Forum.
- Channelling Privacy presented at 8:30pm MST on October 3, 2022 at Southwest CyberSec Forum.
- Unknown Knowns presented at 10:00am MST on September 22, 2022 at 2022 Phoenix Security & Audit Conference.
- Doomsday Machines presented at 8:15pm MST on July 1st, 2019 at Southwest CyberSec Forum.
- Teaching Internet/Web Development Level I (CIS133DA)
- egx.org: My 501c3 non-profit focused on tech and education reform.
- Advanced Cyber Systems Lab: A place dedicated to free-form, hands on learning of technology for the community. With a long term mission to chart a path from today’s irrecoverably broken systems toward military grade, high assurance, “un-hackable” software.
- SouthWest Cyber Security Forum: The longest running monthly cybersecurity user group in the Southwest. A great place to keep up on current and upcoming trends in cybersecurity for professionals, or to get a taste for the industry and start your career.
- Doomsday Machines: A survey of lethal software bugs. How many people have been killed by sloppy coding? You might be surprised by the answer.
- Technical and Educational Advisory Work: Guiding educational institutions toward effective education for the age of Augmentation and Automation, with a focus on software and cybersecurity.
- Unnamed Tech Hiring Event: Job fairs are the worst kind of fair, and often are not. This is how we increase effectiveness for attendees and employers and make the overall experience useful and possibly even fun.
- Nebula Project: The web has lost its way. A path back from today’s internet dystopia and back to the fully distributed, protocol-based vision of the early internet.
- Our Forges: Working for big companies sucks. Working for yourself sucks. Let’s create a middle ground with the stability of a corporate job and the freedom of freelance work.
On Hold Initiatives
- Correct by Construction: Increasing reliability and security in software development while reducing cost by improving tooling and design methodologies. Target audience: businesses through independent software developers.
- AZ Tech Brief: One hour briefings on current and emerging technology and cybersecurity issues to improve decision making. Target audience: executives, legislators, senior law enforcement officers, and anyone else that must regularly make decisions affecting large numbers of people.
- Conscripter: Intelligent and adaptive scheduling software for large, multi-day, multi-track conferences. Originally built as a favor to Rebekah Brubaker and the rest of my friends at RealTimeSTEAM to handle their unique scheduling needs for the science track at Phoenix Fan Fusion (formerly Phoenix ComiCon).
- CodeDay Phoenix: A 24 hour hack-a-thon to introduce students from junior high up to college to coding and software development.
- AZ Tech Field Trips: An egx.org initiative to bring technology professionals and talented students to world-class tech conferences across the U.S. e.g. DWeb Camp by the Internet Archive and Stanford’s Science of Blockchain Conference.
- Desert Blockchain: Meetups exploring blockchain and distributed technologies.
- AZ Blockchain Initiative’s Project Phoenix: Bringing mesh networking to underserved communities.
- Education Through The Lens of Security July 31 2020
- The Fourth Security Coffeehouse
- We Protect PHX - Cybersecurity & Blockchain
Collaborated with DC Rockwell to put together Code & Chaos, a podcast about tech and society. We had some phenomenal guests in our short run. Hopefully we’ll both find time to dust off our gear and resume this fantastic podcast.