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Matt Mitchell

Hacker, Technology Fellow at the Ford Foundation & Founder of CryptoHarlem

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Matt Mitchell Biography

Matt Mitchell is a hacker, founder of CryptoHarlem, and Technology Fellow at The Ford Foundation. Mitchell is working with the BUILD and Technology and Society teams at Ford Foundation to develop cybersecurity strategy, technical assistance offerings, and safety and security measures for the foundation’s grantee partners.

Committed to using his vast digital skills—as hacker, developer, operational security trainer, data journalist—for good, Mitchell has worked in various capacities at the intersection of technology and social justice.

Mitchell is a well known security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who founded & leads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Mitchell 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.

Formerly the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). Mitchell worked leading security of Digital Safety & Privacy, at Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). In his work there Mitchell leads security training efforts, curricula, and organizational security for the organization in their mission to raise awareness about privacy, provide tools for digital security, and mobilize people to turn information into action.

Mitchell sits on the Network Investment Council of Reset Tech, and the board of Action Squared Inc. and the advisory board of the Open Technology Fund.

He was a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation and the Internet Freedom Festival. Mitchell was former on the advisory board to many organizations including: 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.

In 2021, Mitchell graced the cover of Newsweek magazine when they named him one of Americas Greatest Disruptors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation named Mitchell a John Perry Barlow/Pioneer Award awardee for his groundbreaking anti-surveillance and privacy work protecting the Black Community. In 2020, Mitchell was selected as a WIRED 25, a list of "scientists, technologists, artists, and chefs who are standing between us and species collapse." In 2017 He was selected as a Vice Motherboard Human of The Year for his work protecting marginalized groups. He was a 2016 Mozilla Foundation / Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow, embedded at Color of Change a racial justice / social justice organization. Mitchell was also an Internet Freedom Festival 2016 Fellow, a New America 2016 CyberSecurity Initiative Fellow, an Institute For The Future “Future For Good” Fellow.

In the past he worked as a data journalist at The New York Times and a developer at CNN, Time Inc, NewsOne/InteractiveOne/TVOne/RadioOne, AOL/Huffington Post, & Essence Magazine.

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Hacker, Technology Fellow at the Ford Foundation & Founder of CryptoHarlem

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Matt Mitchell Biography

Matt Mitchell is a hacker, founder of CryptoHarlem, and Technology Fellow at The Ford Foundation. Mitchell is working with the BUILD and Technology and Society teams at Ford Foundation to develop cybersecurity strategy, technical assistance offerings, and safety and security measures for the foundation’s grantee partners.

Committed to using his vast digital skills—as hacker, developer, operational security trainer, data journalist—for good, Mitchell has worked in various capacities at the intersection of technology and social justice.

Mitchell is a well known security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who founded & leads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Mitchell 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.

Formerly the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). Mitchell worked leading security of Digital Safety & Privacy, at Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). In his work there Mitchell leads security training efforts, curricula, and organizational security for the organization in their mission to raise awareness about privacy, provide tools for digital security, and mobilize people to turn information into action.

Mitchell sits on the Network Investment Council of Reset Tech, and the board of Action Squared Inc. and the advisory board of the Open Technology Fund.

He was a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation and the Internet Freedom Festival. Mitchell was former on the advisory board to many organizations including: 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.

In 2021, Mitchell graced the cover of Newsweek magazine when they named him one of Americas Greatest Disruptors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation named Mitchell a John Perry Barlow/Pioneer Award awardee for his groundbreaking anti-surveillance and privacy work protecting the Black Community. In 2020, Mitchell was selected as a WIRED 25, a list of "scientists, technologists, artists, and chefs who are standing between us and species collapse." In 2017 He was selected as a Vice Motherboard Human of The Year for his work protecting marginalized groups. He was a 2016 Mozilla Foundation / Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow, embedded at Color of Change a racial justice / social justice organization. Mitchell was also an Internet Freedom Festival 2016 Fellow, a New America 2016 CyberSecurity Initiative Fellow, an Institute For The Future “Future For Good” Fellow.

In the past he worked as a data journalist at The New York Times and a developer at CNN, Time Inc, NewsOne/InteractiveOne/TVOne/RadioOne, AOL/Huffington Post, & Essence Magazine.

Matt Mitchell Videos

  • Diversity in Computing: Matt Mitchell on Easy Fixes for Algorithmic...
    SOLVED: Easy Fixes for Algorithmic Bias One of the most impactful and concrete solutions to algorithmic bias is having a diverse team of...
  • NorthSec 2019 – Matt Mitchell – Cybersecurity vs the world
    Matt Mitchell is a hacker,and the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, at Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). In his...

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  • How much does it cost to book Matt Mitchell?

    Booking fees for Matt Mitchell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matt Mitchell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matt Mitchell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matt Mitchell for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Mitchell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matt Mitchell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matt Mitchell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matt Mitchell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Matt Mitchell for your event is available upon request. Matt Mitchell generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alan Cohn, Anita Lynch, Ramesh Srinivasan, Jacob Boersma and Pablos Holman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matt Mitchell for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Matt Mitchell Speaker Videos

  • Diversity in Computing: Matt Mitchell on Easy Fixes for Algorithmic Bias
    SOLVED: Easy Fixes for Algorithmic Bias One of the most impactful and concrete solutions to algorithmic bias is having a diverse team of researchers, analysts, critics, to conduct the work. This...
    NorthSec 2019 – Matt Mitchell – Cybersecurity vs the world
    Matt Mitchell is a hacker,and the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, at Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). In his work there Matt leads security training efforts,...

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