Decoding the history of codes

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3:45 – 4:30pm

Excerpt

The word "code" means different things to different people. In this talk, we explore cryptography and how it's evolved over time. We look at some key historical events and see how the art of encryption affected our lives.

Description

Much of this talk focuses on the evolution of cryptography with some story-telling elements involving dramatic wars and fall and rise of kingdoms, which all relied on the security of encoded messages. We discuss how secret writing has affected the modern world and its implications in today’s era. At the end we see a glimpse of how present day technologies use advanced cryptographic techniques to protect our privacy.

Tags

history, cryptography

Speaking experience

I've been a speaker at Open Source Bridge 2014. I've also given a couple of speeches at Wikimedia events in the past but nothing very formal.

Speaker