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Matt Mitchell

Founder | CryptoHarlem

Matt Mitchell is a hacker, founder CryptoHarlem, and tech fellow to the BUILD program at the Ford Foundation. In his work there Matt develops cybersecurity strategy for the foundation’s grantee partners

Matt is a well known security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist. His organization CryptoHarlem (https://twitter.com/cryptoHarlem), hosts impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Matt worked as an independent digital security/counter surveillance trainer for media and humanitarian focused private security firms. His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. Matt sits on the Network Investment Council of Reset Tech (https://www.reset.tech/people/#network-investment-council), and the board of Action Squared Inc. ( https://actionnetwork.org/about ).

He is formerly a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation, and the Internet Freedom Festival. Matt was also a member of the advisory board to the Open Technology Fund, the Internet Freedom Festival, the Digital Security Exchange, Citizen Clinic at Berkeley University Center for Long Term Cybersecurity, The 4th Amendment Center at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and TurnOut.

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