Geoff Termorshuizen

After a lifetime of science fiction and fantasy influences, the last twenty of which have been spent in IT, Geoff Termorshuizen is applying for his Ph.D. in Strategic Security after finishing a B.A in Political Science and M.Sc.'s in Cyber Security and MIS. He currently works as a technical consultant for ACI Worldwide, supporting security and financial payment systems. You can find him at Con either at the the DailyDragon room, or via the EFF track where he has presented panels on digital forensics, privacy, cyberwar, surveillance and technology related politics.

What is the NSDM Game? An Interview with Capt. Mark McDonagh

Captain Mark McDonagh, USN/Ret. is a 30-year veteran of the US Navy. A qualified submarine officer with 12 years’ experience between the Naval War College and Navy Warfare Development Command, Captain McDonagh is a co-founder of the National Security Decision Making Game, Inc., a non-profit educational organization established to apply professional-grade, modeled games and simulation. Daily Dragon (DD): Did being… Read more →

The Space-Family Garriott: An Interview with Lord and Lady British

Richard Lord British Garriott de Cayeux authored the famed Ultima series and is credited with creating the category of massively multiplayer games. A principal shaper of commercial spaceflight, he co-founded Space Adventures, the only company to arrange spaceflights for private citizens, and was the sixth private astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station. Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is co-founder, President, and COO… Read more →

Richard “Hawk” Altstatt: (Radiation) Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Richard L. “Hawk” Altstatt received an MS in Nuclear Engineering, specializing in Plasma Physics (fire) and Material Science (burning stuff), from North Carolina State University and an MS in Engineering Science and Mechanics, specializing in Thermal Mechanics (fire again) and Instrumentation (sticking stuff in fire), from University of Tennessee Space Institute. He can be found throughout the weekend at the Science Track… Read more →

The Bio of Biometrics

Dave Maass from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Dr. Jon Padfield hosted a panel on biometrics, “Biometrics Identification: Sorting Fact From Fiction” in the EFF track held in room 201 of the Hilton. Dr. Padfield related some interesting anecdotes about his participation in developing signature recognition. He elaborated on how current tech does not simply compare a static image of… Read more →

tlhIngan maH! (We Are Klingon!)

Deena Roth and Tommy Byrd  amazed Dragon Con last year with their fan video Last Dragon Con (catch it on DCTV!) The video was shot almost entirely on location at Dragon Con 2010, and the production quality is just unbelievable. It all started with Deena playing with the lyrics, and coming up with the song. After recording the audio in a… Read more →

Charity Spotlight: The Marcus Autism Center

The Marcus Autism Center was founded in 1991 as the Marcus Developmental Resource Center. With more than 6,000 patients treated annually, the center is the largest clinical care provider in the nation for children with autism and one of only three Autism Centers of Excellence in the nation. The Marcus Autism Center now falls under the umbrella of the Children’s… Read more →

Charity Spotlight: The Georgia Conservancy

The Georgia Conservancy, founded in 1968, has worked on a host of land and water conservation projects, as well as clean air programs around the State. As parks and other protected land was being created around the country, the founders wanted to bring that to Georgia. Some of the early successes include the creation of Panola Mountain State Park and Sweet… Read more →

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