I’m not sure why you’re here if you don’t already know me, but I’ll just give you the broad strokes about what I do.
I’m a hacker in the Defcon/2600/Angelina Jolie sense of the word, but I’ve been dipping into theMaker realm for a couple of years now. I’m living in Rochester, NY, where I attended RIT some time ago. I’m big into getting a Rochester hacker scene going and helping out friends in other cities that have the same goals.
Professionally, I’m a security consultant working for a pretty awesome security consulting company that focuses on the mobile realm. They’re the reason I really got into Android as much as I am right now. I’m going to leave their name out but if you know me, you probably know the company I’m working for.
One of the projects I’ve been a part of that I’m really proud of is getting a hackerspace in Rochester and maintaining it long term. I’ve always wanted to have hacker community in the area and the hackerspace was a big step in that direction. There’s no point in giving the whole history, but it was a fun ride to get to where it is today.
I get a lot of questions about 2600 so I thought I’d put it up here to explain. Rochester 2600, is a group of hackers that meet up on the first Friday of the month to hang out, mess with things, or give presentations. Sometimes we just eat pizza and talk about things in the news. Others, we’ll present on some new interesting tool that we think would be cool.
I am not the leader of Rochester 2600 because that doesn’t exist. I’m the jerk that organizes the calendar, attempts to keep the website up to date, and attempts to get interesting presentations in when there haven’t been any in a while.The group itself is autonomous and I expect it to stay that way.
There is no DC585. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
A recent project is helping some friends of mine to start a local chapter of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers. This is just a fun project to learn more about picking locks and teaching about it. I’ve been picking locks for a couple of years and I’m pretty comfortable with the basics. I’m definitely not a pro and it’s debatable whether or not I’m even “good” at it. It’s just fun.