We hope you will join us on September 20th to celebrate the work of this year’s winners. The celebration will include drinks, bytes, and excellent company. Tickets are available now.
We will be proud to present awards to this year's winners:
Andrew (bunnie) Huang
Hardware Hacker and Activist
Anti-ACTA Activist and Co-Founder of La Quadrature du Net
The Tor Project
Creators of the Groundbreaking Anonymity Tool, Tor.
EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Public nominations for EFF’s 21st Annual Pioneer Awards closed on August 6th. Thank you to everyone who recommended people and organizations that have contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications. This year’s pioneers will join an esteemed group of past award winners that includes World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, security expert Bruce Schneier, open source advocate Mozilla Foundation, and privacy rights activist Beth Givens.
We are happy to welcome Matt Mullenweg as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Pioneer Awards. Matt is the founding developer of WordPress, the open source blogging software that runs millions of sites around the world. In 2005, he started Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, bbPress, IntenseDebate, and BuddyPress. Matt lives in San Francisco and has a crush on Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.