Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell is a hacker, and tech fellow to the BUILD program at the Ford Foundation. In his work there Matt develops digital security strategy for the foundation's grantee partners.

Matt 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. Matt trained people as an independent trainer for Global Journalist Security) in digital safety &security. Matt also trained activists in operational and information security. His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. He is formerly a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation, and the Internet Freedom Festival, .Matt was also a member of the advisory board to the Open Technology Fund, the Internet Freedom Festival, 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.