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2020 Schedule and Audio PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott M. Jones   
Thursday, 17 September 2020 18:58

NOTE: Due to coronavirus in 2020, DragonCon Went Virtual. The schedule is compressed, and not the typical grid, due to more limited virtual content this year.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

 Time   

Program

8:00 p.m.

Ask the EFF/Meet the EFA

Open forum to ask questions with panelists from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Alliance. We’ll do a short explanation of what the Electronic Frontier Alliance is and how your group can join it.

Scott M. Jones (moderator), Kurt Opsahl, Nash Sheard, Hayley Tsukayama, Erica Portnoy, Fabian Rogers (STOP)

Video: YouTube

Audio files: AskTheEFF.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 75.62 MB] | AskTheEFF.ogg [OGG - 49.47 MB]


 

Friday, September 4, 2020

 Time   

Program

5:00 p.m.

The EARN-IT Act, LAEDA and Other Threats to Encryption

Congress is considering mandating encryption backdoors by either conditionally withdrawing Section 230 protections from the Communications Decency Act (the EARN-IT Act), or a more direct approach (LAEDA).

Ron Daniels, Scott M. Jones (moderator), Rebecca Carlson, Eric Simmons, Dwayne Keith Goetzel, Kurt Opsahl, Tania Lamothe

Video: YouTube

Audio files: EARN_IT_LAEDA.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 38.52 MB] | EARN_IT_LAEDA.ogg [OGG - 23.93 MB]

Watch Party/After Comments

Video: YouTube

Audio files: WatchEarnIT.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 12.29 MB] | WatchEarnIT.ogg [OGG - 8.48 MB]

7:00 p.m.

Webcomics

A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a successful web-based comic strip series, given by both new and established webcomic artists.

Bill Holbrook, Jennie Breeden, Comfort Love, Adam Withers, Scott M. Jones (moderator)

Video: YouTube

Audio files: Webcomics.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 61.68 MB] | Webcomics.ogg [OGG - 40.95 MB]

9:00 p.m.

Suppressed 2020

A documentary on the many ways voter suppression can be used to unfairly influence election outcomes. A panel discussion will follow.

Garland Favorito, Keith Watson, Scott M. Jones (moderator)

Video: YouTube | Original Documentary

Audio files: Suppressed2020.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 36.78 MB] | Suppressed2020.ogg [OGG - 25.45 MB]


 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

 Time   

Program

3:00 p.m.

The Problems with Getting Paid for Your Data

Some people have proposed getting paid when third parties use your data. Why might this NOT be such a good idea?

Amie Stepanovich (Moderator), Meredith Rose, Hayley Tsukayama

Video: YouTube

Audio files: ProblemsWithGettingPaidForData.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 36.6 MB] | ProblemsWithGettingPaidForData.ogg [OGG - 23.14 MB]

Watch Party/After Comments

Video: YouTube

Audio files: WatchGettingPaid.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 28.86 MB] | WatchGettingPaid.ogg [OGG - 19.06 MB]

5:00 p.m.

Did Early Internet Activists Blow It?

What were the decisions and actions of early Internet activists that helped to shape the Internet of today? Could things have gone better in the early days?

Mike Godwin, Scott M. Jones (moderator)

Video: Available at DragonCon TV

8:00 p.m.

Hacking 101

Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway?

Dustin Smith (moderator), Xavier Ashe, Ray Kelly, Rebecca Carlson, Keith Watson, Kurt Opsahl

Video: YouTube

Audio files: Hacking101_2020.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 55.38 MB] | Hacking101_2020.ogg [OGG - 37.33 MB]


 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

 Time   

Program

4:00 p.m.

Internet Marketing for Authors and Creators

Tips, tricks, and advice for novice or seasoned authors and other content creators to navigate social media, mailing lists, video, and other tools for establishing an online presence. We will take a brief look at the various platforms where authors, artists, etc., promote, and examine the common themes for maximizing engagement.

Gail Z. Martin, Dwayne Keith Goetzel, James Nettles, Troy Fason

Video: YouTube

Audio files: InternetMarketingAuthorsCreators.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 38.5 MB] | InternetMarketingAuthorsCreators.ogg [OGG - 24.27 MB]

Watch Party/After Comments

Video: YouTube

Audio files: WatchInternetMarketing.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 33.56 MB] | WatchInternetMarketing.ogg [OGG - 22.44 MB]

6:00 p.m.

10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters

Knowing and asserting your rights along with common sense can greatly improve the outcome of any police encounter. Documentary by flexyourrights.org. A question and answer session will follow the film.

Andrew Greenberg, Kara Chappell, Gerry Weber, John Patrick Barry

Video: YouTube | Original Documentary

Audio files: 10Rules.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 40.21 MB] | 10Rules.ogg [OGG - 26.16 MB]

8:00 p.m.

Challenges Women Face in the Information Security Profession

Our all-woman panel discusses the rewards, challenges, and pitfalls of working in the Information Security field.

Rebecca Carlson, Elizabeth Fokes, Tania Lamothe

Video: Available at DragonCon TV

Watch Party/After Comments

Video: YouTube

Audio files: WatchChallengesWomen.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 29.23 MB] | WatchChallengesWomen.ogg [OGG - 19.76 MB]

10:00 p.m.

Hacking 201

Q&A from our panel of experts; play “stump the hacker”!

Dustin Smith (Moderator), Xavier Ashe, Ray Kelly, Rebecca Carlson, Elizabeth Fokes, Keith Watson

Video: YouTube

Audio files: Hacking201_2020.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 182.28 MB] | Hacking201_2020.ogg [OGG - 122.15 MB]


 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Time

Program

6:00 a.m.

Famous and Not-So-Famous Unsolved Codes

Elonka Dunin and Klaus Schmeh discuss both famous and obscure codes from the upcoming book “Codebreaking: A Practical Guide”, due to be released at the end of 2020.

Video: Available at DragonCon TV

Watch Party/After Comments

Video: YouTube

Audio files: WatchUnsolvedCodes.mp3 [MP3 Audio - 14.52 MB] | WatchUnsolvedCodes.ogg [OGG - 9.58 MB]

 
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