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Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about Hackers

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Friday 11th March 2011

  • Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Underground

    by Kevin Poulsen

    Through the story of Max Butler (May Ray Vision), a brilliant young hacker turned real-life supervillain who seized sole control of a multibillion-dollar criminal network, investigative journalist Kevin Poulsen takes us on an unprecedented journey into the modern hacking underworld.

    Using a blend of cunning grifts and custom software, Max Butler stole millions from modest credit unions, financial behemoths, even fellow hackers. But his most daring feat--and his eventual undoing--came when he succeeded in crowning himself sole ruler of a worldwide computer fraud network. Over the next year, a team of FBI and Secret Service agents would single-mindedly devote themselves to hunting down this underworld's new kingpin.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Friday 11th March

    In Ballroom G, Austin Convention Center

Monday 14th March 2011

  • All of the fonts you'll ever need – "Design for Hackers" book reading

    by David Kadavy

    There are plenty of tools and tips available for technically applying design to an application or website; but the classical fundamentals that make websites and products beautiful and engaging remain a mystery. David Kadavy - freelance designer to Silicon Valley clients such as oDesk, UserVoice, and PBworks - will provide a sneak preview of content from his book, "Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty." David will explain important differences to be aware of when choosing fonts, as well as present "all of the fonts you'll ever need.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Monday 14th March

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