I am a programmer and researcher focusing on security and privacy through decentralization, building accessible tools that everyone can use, and new social tools that are safer and more capable of supporting complex humans and their interactions. My latest work involved bringing decentralized and metadata resistant communication technology to mobile. I also have a deep ops and infrastructure background running all manor of Linux and BSD servers and services for 15+ years.

I am a director and developer at the Open Privacy Research Society, a non-profit research and development organization dedicated to building decentralized systems that are consent enforcing with an aim to empower marginalized communities.

I previously worked at Amazon. I have a bachelor’s from UBC and an associate’s from Langara, both majoring in computer science.

I run a tor relay node. I’ve helped run a few Cryptoparties (Vancouver and University of the Fraser Valley).


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