Jason Fagone

A Conversation with Laurie Burns McRobbie & Jason Fagone, author of The Woman Who Smashed Codes
Friday, March 5, 2021, 12pm EST/EDT

The Woman Who Smashed Codes is a national bestseller about Indiana native, Elizebeth Friedman. This true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America’s enemies shines a light on Friedman’s monumental achievements in laying the foundations for modern cryptography. Please join us for a conversation with Jason Fagone and IU’s First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, followed by your questions and further discussion about women in cybersecurity.

This Keynote is sponsored by Elastic.
 

Jason Fagone

Jason Fagone is a journalist and author. Currently the narrative writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, his stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, and Grantland. His most recent book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, about the puzzle-solving war hero and cryptographic pioneer Elizebeth Friedman, was named one of NPR’s best books of 2017 and inspired the PBS documentary "The Codebreaker." In 2014-15, he was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan.