Looking back, this year has been a pretty eventful one for me.
I've met many interesting new people, learned a bunch of new stuff and pushed myself both personally and professionally.
1. Wrote a critique of a new surveillance bill, and got a reply from the Norwegian Defense Minister.— Eivind Arvesen (@Eivind88) December 26, 2018
2. Got third place in @TheParanoiaConf Cyber Security Challenge.
3. Held a bunch of public talks, including on the Oslo @hacktoberfest that I hosted. https://t.co/V8BlKCvgkq
A lot has happened – both personally and professionally – and I'll just write a few words to sum some of it up here.
1. Wrote a critique of a new surveillance bill
and got a reply from the Norwegian Defense Minister
I got a response (original Norwegian, English Google Translation) from Grunde Almeland (of the Liberal Party), as well as a response (original Norwegian, English Google Translation) the Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.
2. Got third place in the Paranoia Cyber Security Challenge
I've blogged about this earlier, but I basically surprised myself in getting third place in a pretty realistic cyber security challenge affiliated with one of the Nordic regions largest and most exciting Info Sec Conferences.
3. Held a bunch of public talks,
including on the Oslo Hacktoberfest that I hosted
There are too many talks to detail, but basically: holding a talk at an internal conference evening at Bouvet inspired me to push myself to get better at and do more public speaking – and to use this as an excuse to understand something better or to learn something new entirely.
It's been a great and exciting year.
Here's to the next one!