What you will learn:

Podcast host and journalist Jeremy N. Smith expected a normal pickup at his daughter’s preschool. Then he asked a fellow parent what she did for a living. “Well…,” she said. “Tomorrow morning, I have to break into a bank.”

Intrigued, Smith spent three years researching and reporting on the hidden world of “white hat” hackers hired to test security—or track bad guys who’d already broken in.

Join Jeremy to learn who hackers really are, how hacking works, and discuss diverse real-world hackers for “good”: ransomware negotiators, professional lock pickers, hactivists, hacker couples raising hacker kids, and many more.

About the instructor:

Jeremy N. Smith is an acclaimed journalist, podcaster, and author.

Jeremy has written for The Atlantic, Discover, Slate, and the New York Times, among other outlets, and he and his work have been featured by CNN, NPR, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Wired.

He hosts the podcasts The Hacker Next Door, Stimulus & Response (with high performance coach Damon Valentino), and You Must Know Everything (with his daughter Rasa).

He is the author of three narrative non-fiction books: Breaking and Entering, about a female hacker called “Alien” and the birth of our information insecurity age; Epic Measures, about a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify every illness, injury, and death for everyone on Earth; and Growing a Garden City about building community through local food, farms, and gardens.

Jeremy speaks frequently before diverse national audiences, including Apple, Google, the National Academy of Sciences, the Center for Global Development, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MinneAnalytics, Town Hall Seattle, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and classes at Harvard University.

Jeremy also serves as a writing coach and consultant to executives and engineers, doctors and scientists, academics and non-profit leaders across the country and around the world.

A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Montana, Jeremy lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife and daughter.
Get in Touch
Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

Get in Touch

Other classes by this instructor

© 2022 Electives. All Rights Reserved|Terms of service|Privacy policy