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JT the Hacker

“Hacker” has many definitions these days, so I’ll explain what it means to me. Ultimately, I’m passionate about understanding how things work and solving problems whether they be technical or human. Given a challenge, I seek interesting solutions.

I follow the hacker ethic and tinker with software and hardware (I spent a weekend with an Arduino which basically makes me an Embedded Systems Engineer, right?). I’ve got myself a reputation as a tinfoil-hat privacy and security guy who never shuts up about encryption. I can solve whatever IT problems you’re facing. I’m excited to see the development of biohacking and cybernetics. I was promised more neon in the cyberpunk dystopia.

I’m also currently pursuing a MSIT focusing on Cybersecurity.

Mobile Apps (Unity, iOS, Android)
Webdev (JAMstack, Shopify, CMS)
API/JSON Data Wrangling
SMB Information Technology Solutions

Have an interesting challenge? Reach out: jt@jtrevner.com

JT the Writer

My formal training is as a writer - I hold a degree in Journalism and Screen Studies, where I focused on writing and designing experiences for digital media. Interactive experiences (both games and not) was my main focus. The intersection of technology and storytelling is of particular interest to me and I look forward to seeing what both entertainment and journalistic media do with virtual and augmented reality.

Content and copy writing
Creative design
Media critique/reviews
Essays (mental health, queer theory)
Ghost writing

Let me write for you: jt@jtrevner.com

JT the Educator

I’m a security trainer, activist, and leatherman. I have several presentations about these for community groups, businesses, and unversities.


These are a beginner-level classes where I’ll show the audience easy ways to shore up their privacy and security in a digital world, with specific considerations for the audience in question. Each are about 2 hours and hands-on.

Security 101: Threat Modeling
2n!Wu^5!%n*&NC8sYLXE: Password Managers
Encrypted Comms: Why and How

These presentations are free for select community and activist groups and $600 + travel for organizations.


Given the esoteric nature of my personal life and my privilege in being out as a leatherman, I find education in this space al critical part of my community service. I currently offer three presentations for university students:

History & Culture of Leather
BDSM 101
BDSM & Consent

These talks are appropriate for upper-level sociology, anthropology, gender/queer studies, and human sexuality courses.

There is no cost to the above presentations unless location dictates I travel further than 30 miles outside of Metro Detroit, in which case I ask that my travel expenses be reimbursed.

Learn something new: jt@jtrevner.com