Speaker: Rich Jones


Rich Jones develops security, privacy and peer-to-peer file sharing tools. Lately, his work has been on Zappa, the server-less Python framework.

Champagne, python, explosions, trap music.

Rich Jones is a Bay Area technologist, entrepreneur and journalist. He has been developing free software since 2004 and is extremely passionate about building empowering media tools.

As a mobile developer, he has developed applications used by millions of people all around the world, including the first Android BitTorrent client, and OpenWatch, a global police monitoring tool, as well as applications for the American Civil Liberties Union.

As as web and backend server developer, he developed, a job network for freelance hackers which has handled tens of millions of dollars in payment transfers, and was most recently a founder and backend developer for, a mobile live video streaming SDK and CDN. He has also worked on numerous peer to peer content delivery systems including the Anomos anonymity system and the DirtyShare filesharing system.

He has also worked as a researcher and malware analyst at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and is a graduate of Boston University, where he studied Cognitive and Neural Systems.

His work has been profiled in Forbes, Wired, on the BBC, as well as in the book This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileaks, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information, and he recently appeared as a "Deep Web" security expert on the Al-Jazeera America program, America Tonight.

He is an American-sounding British national who has visited and worked in many countries around the world, including China, Morocco, Mexico and North Korea.

He lives on GitHub:

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