I hope this is not too off-topic.
We are looking for a speaker that can give a basic drone
technology/politics talk, including domestic USGov use, NGO use, and
personal use. :-)
In a few weeks we'll have an announce mailing list setup, and the wiki
will be updated with info on this mailing list, so there won't be any
more spamming of this list after this message.
Thanks, and I hope to see a few of you at the upcoming events!
What: TA3M-Seattle #1
When: 3rd Monday, Sep 16, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Black Coffee Coop, 501 E. Pine St; Seattle, WA 98122
Welcome to the first TA3M-Seattle meeting!
TA3M-Seattle (Techno-Activism, 3rd Mondays) is a monthly event for
people that either work on or want to learn more about online
surveillance and censorship, the open source tools that are used to
combat it, and issues and initiatives associated with this area. The
idea is to bring together software developers, activists, concerned
citizens, and others, so we they can both educate each other, and share
For more information about TA3M-Seattle, see the wiki:
We are proud to have two excellent speakers lined up for our first event!
6:30-7:00 (30m), pre-event networking
7:00-7:10 (10m), welcome
7:10-7:40 (30m), Jason Self, "The FSF, LibrePlanet, And GNU"
7:40-7:55 (15m), break, networking
7:55-9:00 (65m), Jerry Whiting, "Life Online Post-PRISM"
The above schedule is estimated, unsure of exact length of guest
Jason Self, "The FSF, LibrePlanet, And GNU"
Jason Self, a free software and free culture activist, will be giving a
talk entitled "The FSF, LibrePlanet, And GNU". In this talk, Jason gives
an introduction to the Free Software Foundation, their efforts for Free
Society -- including it's anti-Surveillance campaign, their free
software projects, including including GNU/Linux, their local
LibrePlanet Washington State community, and some related upcoming events.
Jerry Whiting, "Life Online Post-PRISM: tiptoeing through cyberspace"
If you've been awake and paying attention the last month you know that
the National Security Agency among others has been eavesdropping,
wiretapping, and invading our privacy for years. Jerry will review what
the NSA can and can't do, as well as what the NSA does and doesn't do.
More importantly he'll discuss what we as individuals can do in response
including truly secure password hygiene, encryption and cryptography
that actually works, Tor, the anonymizing network, and a new security
model that assumes ever-present surveillance. A Tor relay will be
configured and given away as well as flash drives and CDs full of tools
Jerry Whiting engages in what he calls "political computing" providing
assistance and guidance to activists, NGOs, and others. He has done
encryption and cryptography for 15+ years, runs Tor relays, and lectures
on related topics. Founder of Azalea Software, he served on Seattle's
Citizens Telecommunications & Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) for 4
years and publishes JetCityOrange. Jerry has done presentations for
#OccupySeattle, Seattle Mini Maker Faire, ToorCamp, and Ada Books. He
works with elders of the Black Panther Party, the Tibetan diaspora, and
others engaged in the struggle around the world.