Hack the Planet!

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https://www.eff.org/slsSecurity, privacy & Intellectual property online.

Join us for a full day of workshops, lightning talks and conversations with an eclectic panel of developers, designers, sys-admins etc, about online privacy, security and user rights. Speakers and sessions will focus on relevant security issues within the Drupal community, as well matters that concern the general greater interwebs.

Event date and time: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Event location: 
David Brower Center (Kinzie room)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Event agenda: 


09:00 - 09:30 / Registration -  David Brower Center - 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704 / Brower center website

09:30 - 10:50 / Intro & Security/Privacy Panel - Kinzie Room 

11:00 - 12:30 / Lightning talks - Kinzie Room

12:30 - 14:00 / Lunch 

14:00 - 16:30 / Linux server security session for sysadmins - Kinzie Room / ½ room breakout

14:00 - 15:45 / Backdrop CMS case-study / Copyright licensing workshop - Kinzie Room / ½ room breakout

16:00 - 16:30 / Hack Your Brain - Kinzie Room / ½ room breakout 




As our daily lives become increasingly more intertwined with technology and the web, issues concerning our digital civil liberties become more salient. This is not only true for technologists, but for users as well. The internet has blurred the lines between consumer and creator, and now online security, privacy and access to information plays a larger role in many more people’s lives than ever before. 

Our panel will shed insights on how our technical infrastructure impacts people everyday, why they should care about it, and how to communicate the relationship between society and technology to a wider audience. 






  • Linux server security session for sysadmins - With Kevin Gallagher 

    Apache/nginx config, SSH config, DH params, logs, permissions, TLS cipher suites, HSTS and other headers, secure cookies, various hardening, grsecurity, OSSEC and other intrusion/rootkit detection or integrity monitoring, two factor, OpenVPN, Tor hidden services, modsecurity/evasive, brute force protection, firewalling, network hardening, passwords, security best practices, unattended upgrades, software verification, disk encryption, self-hosted analytics, avoiding fingerprinting, third party resources, etc.

  • Copyright licensing workshop & Backdrop CMS case-study  - with Darius
    • Licensing How-to's
    • What kinda license do I need?
    • how to check compatibility
    • choosealicense.com 
    • Creative commons tools
    • Custom licensing Docracy/Rocketlawyer
    • Do I need to license, what is fair use?
    • Derivative works
  • Hack your brain - Deconstructing meditation 
    • Taking another look at what meditation is, what it means and how to find one’s own meditative medium.