Public Speaking

I'm available as a public speaker on a variety of topics.

I have a Patreon, here, where you can subscribe to support my security and systems-focused writing.  You sign up for a fixed amount per essay (with an optional monthly cap), and you'll be notified every time I publish something new.  At higher support levels, you'll get early access, a chance to get in-depth answers to your questions, and even for more general consulting time. is me.  Along with my consulting services, I write, give talks, make art, and take photographs, and work on a number of public projects.  You can hire me to do all of these things.

© 2023 Eleanor Saitta.

I've been giving talks on a monthly basis in venues around the world since 2009.  I've spoken at everything from large technical conferences like O'Reilly Velocity, KiwiCon, Hack in the Box, and the annual Chaos Computer Club Congress, at more design-oriented events like The Conference in Malmö and FutureEverything, at political events like Electronic Frontiers Australia's annual privacy summit in Federation Square in Melbourne, at universities including Harvard and Yale, at the London ICA, Creative Time's annual summit, and at smaller commercial events like J.Boye and HartmanEvent.  While many of my talks are given for the sake of the communities I'm part of, you can also book me as speaker.

Subjects I can speak on include:

  • Product security design
  • Threat modeling
  • Secure development lifecycles
  • Infrastructural futures
  • Urban design
  • Privacy and human rights
  • Design for participation
  • Operational security
  • System aesthetics
  • Network politics

I'm also happy to run training events or brown-bag seminars for development teams around some the subjects I do consulting work on.

Here's a talk I gave with Quinn Norton at 30c3, “No Neutral Ground in a Burning World”:

Here's my keynote from the 2015 O'Reilly Velocity conference in Amsterdam:

And finally, here's my talk on magick, intent, and systems development processes from the 2015 Future Everything:

If you're interested in having me come speak, don't hesitate to get in touch!