Workshops: Last week, I was up in Cambridge for the Antispwyare Coalition Public Workshop in Boston, held at Harvard Law School. I moderated a panel on “New Market Trends in Responding to Spyware”. A quick rundown of the panel is on the StopBadware blog.
(Credit to Paperghost for the pic).
The laptop controlling the presentations was having fits, and the lectern had a fixed microphone positioned that was rather difficult for me (so I’m stooped over for much of the time). However, we managed and it was a mildly interesting presentation — if you’re interested in this subject. If you’re not into in this type of stuff, use it to go to sleep. It will work just fine for that.
There were a number of other panels. One of the most interesting presentations was by Paperghost (Chris Boyd), on Internationalization of Spyware. You can view it here, at about the 1:54 mark. As someone concerned with public policy, I also found the Public Policy discussions interesting, but if you’re not into that, well, you can use that to get your kids to sleep.
Dinner with Julie: I also took the opportunity to have dinner with Julie Amero and a number of her supporters.
The people in this picture are (left to right) standing:
Chad Loeven of Sunbelt, Paperghost (Chris Boyd), Joe Scalia, Ari Schwartz (CDT), Eric Howes of Sunbelt, Alissa Cooper (CDT), and Eric Davis of Google. Seated: Herb Horner, me, Julie, Wes, and Judy and Chip Neville.
All of these people played a role in helping Julie with her case and I’m truly grateful for their help (there’s still the specter of a new trial, so it’s not all over yet).
Julie got me a wonderful gift of a crystal star, which I thank her for profusely. Unfortunately, the photographer got me just as I was blinking — despite my obvious resemblance, I’m not trying to be Cool Hand Luke here.
All in all, a very pleasant trip.