Simon Worthington

About Simon Worthington

Simon is a founder of Register Dynamics, a data consultancy on a mission to make data more useful for everyone, and the creators of As a technologist with years of experience applying cutting-edge data technology to meet real user needs, Simon gets that data is hard. Tell him your data problems on Twitter @RegDyn!

New OSSG committee

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday evening, a new committee was voted in:

  • Chair: Terence Eden
  • Treasurer: Dr Richard Miller
  • Membership Secretary: Dr Donal Stewart
  • Inclusion officer: Prof Cornelia Boldyreff
  • Web supremo: Simon Worthington
  • Early career/Student representatives: Pietra Fereira, Rohit Goswami
  • Committee members: Andy Bennett, Dr Jeremy Bennett, Daniel Hall

With particular thanks to Terence, Donal, Pietra, Rohit and Daniel who have all stepped up and are joning the committee for the first time.

After the elections our new Chair gave a rousing speech and presented ideas for how to make the OSSG successful. There was also much discussion of establishing new communication tools for OSSG members involving Mastodon and Matrix.

The AGM was recorded and will soon be available on our YouTube channel.

What’s New in Cryptography & Security – July 2019

At this evening meeting in London on Thursday 18 July we have three talks with speakers looking at what’s new in cryptography and security. We last looked at this topic in April 2015, and in the intervening time the maker movement has evolved often, but not always, for the better.

This is a joint meeting with the UK Open Source Hardware User Group.

Christopher Wade of Pen Test Partners will present an analysis of common weaknesses in IOT devices.

Glyn Wintle, CTO at dxwcyber, will explain why you should choose Open Source crypto.

Alec Muffett of the Open Rights Group and Deliveroo will deliver a talk on why and how you should start using Onion Networking.

Full details, including how to register are on the events page.