We’re excited to announce that Quinn Norton – a journalist, writer, activist – is coming to Technarium to give a two-day intensive training for journalists/activists on April 29th-30th. We changed the dates to accommodate the people with dayjobs.
Neither of us believes in ready-made security recipes (you know, the ”Use Signal. Use Tor” mantra), so we’ll start with the basic digital literacy – how the networks work, what a network can see, how to avoid them seeing you, what is cryptography, malware, phishing, etc. Then we’ll move forward to the practical side – we’ll play games, model situations, learn to use different tools. Most importantly, the participants will get an understanding of the threats they can face and confidence to decide on the right tools to use.
The event is in English and for registered participants only (we’ll have 10-20 places available). If you’re interested, please send us (firstname.lastname@example.org, PGP:B89F16B5) your name and a couple of sentences of why such training might be meaningful for the work you’re doing.
The training is free of charge, given on a voluntary basis. On the other hand, if you or your organisation can contribute and help cover the travel costs/local expenses, any amount would be really appreciated.
Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys
and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to
defenseless little packets.
They are also places were new freedoms and poetries are born, and run
riot over the network. She started studying hackers in 1995, after a
wasted youth of Usenet and BBSing.
These days, Quinn is a journalist, published in Wired, The Atlantic,
Maximum PC, and more. She covers science, technology, copyright law,
robotics, body modification, and medicine, but no matter how many times
she tries to leave, she always comes back to hackers.
Selected writings and talks by Quinn Norton: