The hacker in the fun house mirror (A talk on skewed perspectives)

This is a talk on perspectives. Hackers, and hacking, are perceived differently around the world and, in turn, some view our community and what we do with different eyes than ours. I believe most reports/papers about that topic are skewed and never give a quite accurate global image. It’s all about perspectives, and these are what I will explore in this talk. Being a foreign hacker attending a con, or delivering an engagement, in an alien land often led to unexpected situations that I will also recount. I am not only looking to enlighten and entertain attendees with this talk, but also to have them take a step back and look at the big picture, at what they are part of; a global community that spreads beyond borders and continents. My hope is that the contents of this talk will circulate wider than just Con attendees so family, friends and co-workers get a better understanding of who we are, what we stand for, and what that thing is that brings us all together globally under one banner.

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