Forth Official keynote Suelette Dreyfus for LCA2014 -
Forth Official keynote Suelette Dreyfus for LCA2014
Submitted on 2013-12-18 18:42
For immediate Release.
Announcing the linux.conf.au 2014 Forth Keynote Speaker
It is with great pleasure that the lca2014 team announce Dr Suelette Dreyfus as our fourth keynote speaker for the conference in Perth, Western Australia.
Dr Suelette Dreyfus wrote the book 'Underground', about early hacker culture in Australia and overseas. The book, written with Julian Assange, has now been translated into seven other languages and made into two films. In the true spirit of open source, she gave away the first edition of 'Underground' to Project Gutenberg.
Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent (London), The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian as well as in academic journals in medicine, health and information systems. She has also authored or co-authored chapters in a number of books, including forthcoming works on transparency and on whistle-blowing She's also done more unusual projects, such as writing 'The Idiot Savants' Guide to Rubberhose'.
A Research Fellow at the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, she has been the Principal Researcher on The World On line Whistle-blowing Survey, the first on-line survey that gauges public attitudes to whistle-blowing and has been translated into several other languages (currently ten).
She currently runs research projects in three areas: e-health, e-education and the impact of technology on the balance of power between the citizen and the state with research into whistle-blowing and integrity systems forming part of the latter area. Before going into academia, Suelette trained as a cadet and then worked as a staff reporter on the largest selling newspaper in Australia. She remains active as a journalist.
We would like to thank our Emperor sponsors IBM and HP for supporting linux.conf.au 2014 and helping our community.
Thanks from the lca2014 Team