adventures in electronics, infosec and life

About John Duksta

The ‘about’ page… where you put all the best of what you do in a few paragraphs. It’s always a challenge to condense yourself into something that our media shortened attention spans can ingest, so here it goes.

Professionally, I’m a systems and security engineer and have been so for about 20 years now. I’ve worked for software and hardware companies, consulting firms, a large ISP, an ivy league university, a pure play managed security services company and the world’s largest internet retailer. If you want to find out more about my professional life, you can check me out on LinkedIn.

I’m pretty involved in the hacker community. I founded and ran DC401, Rhode Island’s Defcon Group, for 3 years. I also founded and ran QuahogCon, which had a very successful first year in 2010. Since I’ve relocated to Seattle, I’ve had to pass those off to folks in RI to carry on without me. I was on the advisory board for AS220 Labs where I ran a weekly open hack night and taught laser cutter and electronics classes there for a couple of years while it was getting off the ground. I was recently elected to the board of directors of Black Lodge Research.

As you may have surmised, I like to tinker with electronic and embedded programming. I hope to make a business of it someday and conquer the world with goofy electronics kits. When I can find the motivation, I like to get out on a bike and pedal around town. While that motivation ebbs and flows, I’m hoping to make it flow a little more often.

Here’s a page of links to things I like.