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LA High Table: "White-Hat Hacks" with Samy Kamkar

We invite Yale, MIT, and Princeton alums to join us for the Los Angeles High Table, a new every-other-month series aimed at showcasing dynamic speakers in an intimate setting.  We especially welcome established alums in fields relevant to the talk and younger alums in all fields.  This event features a talk by Samy Kamkar on privacy and security in our technological society.

Date: Sunday, July 19th
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm

Location: We are lucky to have this event at the Hollywood Hills home of Steve Emmer, an MIT alumnus. The address will be provided the Thursday prior to the event.

Price: $5.  We also request you contribute a dish or drink to our potluck. Suggestions below.

Event format: 30 minutes mingling, 60 minute High Table Program featuring Samy Kamkar, 60 minutes networking and discussion post-talk with refreshments.

About the speaker: Samy Kamkar is white-hat computer security researcher and whistleblower.  In 2005, at the age of nineteen, he created the fastest spreading worm of all time on the MySpace social network.  Within a day, Kamar had over one million new "friends," and MySpace had been taken offline.  Kamkar plead guilty to computer hacking (a felony) and was barred from using computers for non work-related purposes for three years.

Since his initial brush with the law, Kamkar has been using his powers for good in order to raise awareness of privacy and security issues.  

Kamkar is also the co-founder and Director of Engineering for Fonality, a integrated communications company that counts Allstate Insurance and The Philadelphia 76ers among its many clients.
You can read more about Samy Kamkar's work by visiting his website:


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Potluck suggestions by first letter of your last name:

A-J Salad/Main Vegetarian Dish

K-Q Dessert
R-Z  Drinks/Hors d'oeuvres

***Please note that the host would like us not to have meat or shellfish dishes.

Parking: Ample street parking will be available. Please park in the cul de sac or on Allenwood adjacent to their street.

Registration: Use the registration button at the top of this page to sign up. Space is limited to 40 participants for the July High Table, so register early and be sure to attend!

Pool: Feel free to bring a swimsuit and towel if you'd like to go in the pool!


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For questions concerning registration for the upcoming High Table event, contact Matt at la.hightable.reg at gmail.com.
For all other inquiries (speaking at or hosting a future High Table event, helping to organize future events, etc.) write to Seth at la.hightable at gmail.com.

Event Information
Sunday, Jul 19 2015 at 1:00pm [ iCal ]

Hollywood Hills, CA

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