Hackers as a High-Risk Population at #29c3 - Talk Resources

Harm reduction methodology: An examination of hackers as a high-risk population (internal and external factors), ideas for applying harm reduction to reduce potential harmful consequences from hacking's inherent risks.

Hackers as a High-Risk Population:

Talk Resources

For 29c3 / CCC in Hamburg, Germany 2012, talk by Violet Blue (@violetblue). Talk page and description: Hackers as a High-Risk Population. YouTube video link forthcoming.

Hackers and Harm Reduction / 29c3 / CCC


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OPSEC for Hackers was at the end of the talk, but if you want to skip right to hacker harm reduction tools, look at slides # 7, 20, 22, 28, 34, 51, 59, 63, 68, 73, 118, 120, 122, 128, 129, 130, 137, 138, 139, 144-149.

Organizations mentioned: SFSI, UCSF Global Health Complex Humanitarian Training, Larkin Street Youth.

Articles and references, internal risks:

Tech's relationship with depression, suicide and Asperger's

(Violet Blue, ZDNet)

Dr. Keely Kolmes, Psy. D.

Therapy 2.0: mental Health for Geeks

The Suicide Scale

U Can't Haz Sadz: The Hushed Dangers of Startup Depression

(Foster Kamer, Betabeat)

Signs and symptoms of depression

(National Institute of Mental Health)

Suicide Fact Sheet


Depression resource page

(American Psychological Association)

Suicide Risk Resource Page


Asperger's study asks: Are hackers cognitively diferent?

(Violet Blue, CNET)

Study collection "

Corporate Hacking and Technology Driven Crime

" - includes Female and Male Hacker Conferences Attendees: Their Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Scores and Self-Reported Adulthood Experiences.

Asperger's and Depression: Inside a Common Paradox

(Asperger’s Association of New England)

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

(Tony Attwood)

„Are hackers cognitively different?” – awareness raising talk by @violetblue on harm reduction methology. #29c3

Saturday's Fawkesian Halloween soiree (gallery)

We took hundreds of photos at the Spectaularly Non-Standard, Curious and Queer Pre-Halloween Soiree last night. I'll post a second gallery in a day or two. Here's the first round, full of amazing people including friends from the EFFStephen ElliottMorgana MayeKurt Collins,Monique WoodardEric MichaudThe SexademicDorian Faust, Dixon Mason, those who shall remain Anonymous, and many more. (Yes, that's me sans glasses in my costume as Lisbeth Salander from The Girl Who Played With Fire.)

A @BloggerBungalow pre-halloween soiree; the Rye Fawkes Cocktail

Last year I did not have a pre-Halloween party at the Blogger Bungalow - this year, I am correcting course. This has been sent to select guests, and I'm sorry if I could not invite you this time (I know how sucky it feels not to be invited, and do understand that my apartment is not huge):

"Lesbian ghosts. Monstrous monsieurs. Mystifying parlour tricks. A soul-stealing photo booth. Cocktail delerium..."

I've got a few fun house-invented cocktails and lovely co-hostesses as saucy serving girls - including QuetzalDorian Faust and Dixon Mason. One cocktail tonight is the Rye Fawkes:

Rye Fawkes

2 oz Bulleit Rye Whiskey
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
3-4 Dashes Fee Brothers bitters
Fresh peeled ginger
Ginger ale

Muddle two dime-sized pieces of fresh peeled ginger in the simple syrup and bitters. Add ice and 2 ounces of rye. Shake, strain, and pour into an old-fashioned glass over rocks. Top off with a splash of ginger ale.

I will be sharing photos and media on my Twitter feed @violetblue.

I apologize again if you were not invited IRL this time - the guest list is currently closed.

However, a holiday party is in the works. Previous holiday party, drink recipes: BLOGGER EMPIRE.