Ryan "ripper" Holeman

Ryan Holeman resides in Austin Texas where he works as a team lead for Atlassian's Security team. He is also an advisor for the endpoint security software company Ziften Technologies. He recieved a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from Kent State University. His graduate research and masters thesis focused on C++ template metaprograming. He has spoken at many respected venues such as Black Hat, DEF CON, Lockdown, BSides and Notacon and has published papers though venues such as ICSM and ICPC . You can keep up with his current activity, open source contributions and general news on his blog. His spare time is mostly spent digging into various network protocols, random hacking, creating art, and shredding local skateparks.