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Pieter Greyling
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Attended Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town, South Africa
Lives in London, UK
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"...Snowden revelations revisited: The work required to precompute data needed to attack 768- and 1024-bit primes is orders of magnitude harder, but the researchers said the load is nonetheless within the means of state-sponsored eavesdroppers. In a research paper titled Imperfect Forward Secrecy: How Diffie-Hellman Fails in Practice, the researchers speculate the technique may be the means the National Security Agency reportedly uses to routinely break millions of encrypted connections...."
Diffie-Hellman downgrade weakness allows attackers to intercept encrypted data.
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"...Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. They are representatives of planet Earth..."


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Slaves are a British two piece punk band from Tunbridge Wells in Kent formed in 2012. The duo consists of Laurie Vincent (Guitar/Vocals) and Issac Holman (Drums/Vocals) Their music has been described as "British punk with harsh bluesy garage riffs"
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"...Many people come to jQuery and believe that their knowledge of a previous classical language (C#, Java, etc) will help them be successful at client-side scripting. You can use your classical language skills to accomplish a large amount of functionality with jQuery. However, the more client-side code you write you will find yourself uncovering strange bugs because you didn’t take adequate time to learn JavaScript properly..."
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JS is just a special ugly monster, I've come to conclude.
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Is this the year Congress passes a bill to limit NSA spying? The House of Representatives certainly hopes so. But just how strong that reform will be remains to be seen.
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My favourite quote to geeks: Hey! If it's good enough for Google, it's good enough for you. :P
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Computer software development, programming stuff, and other obsessions ...
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www.pietergreyling.com
Employment
  • Google
    Developer Advocate, 2011 - present
    Geo/Maps Developer Advocate Regional Developer Advocate - Africa Android Developer Advocate
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    Software systems architect, lead dev, programmer, technical project manager, consultant, dev manager, etc., 1986 - 2011
  • Me and Apress
    Google Android programming book author, 2010 - 2011
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London, UK
Previously
Santiago, Chile - Cape Town, South Africa - Frankfurt. Germany - Zurich, Switzerland - Durban, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Puerto Montt, Chile - Montpellier, France - Pretoria, South Africa
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Developer Advocate @ Google
Introduction
Pieter is a Developer Advocate in the Google Developer Platforms Team. Previously, and also at Google, he was a Maps/Geo Mobile APIs Developer Advocate, the Developer Relations Lead for Africa, and an Android Developer Advocate. He is the co-author of "Practical Android Projects", a book that teaches Android programming using Java as well as Python, Lua and JavaScript. 

He is passionate about mobile devices, the web, and free and open source computing. Especially the promise these hold for emerging and developing regions of the world. 

Before joining Google, Pieter worked internationally as a software architect and developer for over two decades in many roles and industries building systems and applications with myriad platforms and programming languages. Phew!


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I still have real friends .....
Education
  • Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town, South Africa
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Afrikaans, Financial Accounting, 1979 - 1983
  • University of South Africa
    Philosophy, Science of Religion, 1985 - 1985
  • University of Johannesburg
    Philosophy, Political Science, Ethics of Art, 1986 - 1986
  • Van Zyl and Pritchard College, South Africa
    COBOL Programming and Data Processing Systems Design, 1986 - 1987
  • SAPICS - Production & Inventory Control Society, South Africa
    Principles of Production and Inventory Management (PPIM-SAPICS), 1993 - 1993
  • Microsoft ATECS
    MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional, 1995 - 1996
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