Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


William Hale (Salt)

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William Hale, aka Salt, has been using Linux since 1996. He started on Red Hat 2 and currently uses: Debian, Lubuntu, Arch, Chromixium, Kali, Tails, OpenBSD, OpenELEC, pfSense, and Tomato. In 2007, around two years after the Greater Seattle Linux Users Group (GSLUG) had stopped meeting regularly, William got the ball rolling and was lead organizer through 2015. A Seattle local, William graduated from the University of Washington and owns a web development firm as well as an event bartending service.

His focus is on free/libre/open software and culture, information security, and entrepreneurship. Other hobbies include: urban hiking (walking), dancing (east coast swing, folk, blues, tango), windsports (windsurfing, kiteboarding, sailing), boffering, cooking, driving, gaming, programming, public speaking, reading, robotics, skiing, and travel.

Recently, William has embarked on a journey around the world. Beginning with 3-4 months in Western Europe, he will hike/bike/boat to China over the course of 6-8 months. Once there, he intends to work while gaining proficiency in Mandarin for approximately 1 year. Finally, he hopes to take 2-3 months sailing back to America aboard a refurbished junk.

Along the way he will be working as a bartender/mixologist and managing web contracts from abroad. Also, he hopes to attend conferences, conventions, events, and festivals in the fields of infosec, linux, music, and sci-fi/fantasy.



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Sunday H.2215 (Ferrer) Lightning Talks 14:40 14:55