First Talk

Hackers gonna hack: Research Conclusions


Dr Helen Thackray (@hel_ty)


Over the course of 3 years I have studied hacking communities for my PhD research. Investigating the social psychology present online, such as how being part of a group effects individuals, and the concept of the “hacker” social identity, I will try to explain my finding in answer to the question - what makes someone a hacker? From 4chan to DefCon, surveys and interviews, I have concluded my research, and I’d like to share what I’ve learnt with the community that has helped me so much.

Second Talk

title TBC




Synopsis TBC, the talk will include crypto research, Zero Knowledge Proofs, etc..

We’re always happy for more talks, so if you’ve implemented Meltdown on your smartwatch, want to walk us through the highlights of a CTF, or have some insight into upcoming privacy regulations, we’re interested!

Drop a message to with a title, synopsis and rough length, and don’t worry if you haven’t spoken before.