November 8th & 9th, 2024
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SeaGL speaker Q&A: Omar Ravenhurst

Omar Ravenhurst gives his talk titled, “From Al-Qaeda to Shia LaBeouf - How Crowdsourced Intelligence Analysis Removed Any Idea Of Privacy: Finding What Doesn’t Want To Be Found” on Friday afternoon.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: I’m Omar Ravenhurst. I’m a Linux and privacy enthusiast. I do cool things sometimes. I’ve worked in the “tech industry” for a bit but right now I’m teaching myself various things.

Q: Without tipping your hand on the actual talk, can you give us an idea of what we might expect?

A: Mostly what it says on the tin. Education and speculation. Some tips, and hopefully a few jokes.

Q: Is this your first visit to SeaGL? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?

A: First time at SeaGL. I’m expecting something like Linuxfest Northwest but smaller. People, talks, vendors, and parties. Also bad wifi.*

Q: If you cut a sandwich in half, do you have two halves of a sandwich or two sandwiches?

A: The answer is two sandwiches and if you say differently then you’re just factually wrong. Open a dictionary.

* Editor’s note: the wifi was fine last year except in that one room – which we’re keeping a surprise for new attendees.