Category Archives: Charity

Technical Book Purchases Making a Difference

All of the royalties from Practical Packet Analysis and Applied NSM are donated to public school classrooms as well as a specific group of charities. Half way through 2015, your purchases of these books funded the following:

Dupo, IL – One Apple TV
This device will allow students to broadcast tablets to the classroom and will allow for group interaction with a limited number of devices.

Ypsilanti, MI – Two Raspberry Pi starter kits  and touch screen LCDs
Will be used to teach students how to code and debug programs.

Brunswick, GA – Lego Mindstorms kit and circuit building kits
Equipment will be used for an elementary school maker space

Bassett, VA – 3D Printer
Printer will be used as a part of a Maker Space in the elementary school’s library

Orlando, FL – Four DragonTouch Tablets
These devices will allow for customized tech learning plans to be delivered to elementary school students.

Lyndonville, VT – 3D Printer
Printer will be used as a part of a new technology design class focused on STEM education

Stone Mountain, GA – Ten Raspberry Pi kits and five RC robotics kits
Used for developing a technology course to teach kids about programming and robotics

New Lothrop, MI – Two Arduino kits, red boards, soldering kits, and misc sensors
Used in high school technology classes to teach kids about electronics, soldering, and programming

Claysville, PA – Ten Arduino invention kits
Allowing middle school students to explore and invent things that will teach them about electronics, robots, and coding

Charlotte, NC – Raspberry Pi starter kit, electronics kit, invention kit
Equipment will be used to build a Maker Space in the middle school’s library.

Dunlap, IL – Ten Arduino ultimate starter kits
Kits will be used in conjunction with club activities to teach students how create digitally controlled devices

Hartford, KY – Lego Mindstorms EV3 Kit
Kit will be used to develop a middle school robotics program

In additions, cash donations were made to the following:

  • Hope for the Warriors
  • Autism Speaks
  • Hackers for Charity
  • Kiva

If you purchased a copy of one of these books, thank you for contributing to these worthwhile causes. We are using education to fund more education.

Raspberry Pi Donations for Public Schools

RTF-Logo-For-Web_smallI’m donating 100 Raspberry Pi’s to public schools through my charitable foundation, the Rural Technology Fund. Better yet, I’ve setup a portal that allows you to donate Raspberry Pi devices to a school of your choice. While the RTF typically focuses on schools in rural areas, this initiative is not limited to those schools, and you can donate to any school of your choosing. If you want to learn about the Raspberry Pi device, why we need to get them into public schools, and how you can help, check out the project page here: http://ruraltechfund.org/raspberrypi/.

Applied Network Security Monitoring, the book!

I’m thrilled to announce my newest project, Applied Network Security Monitoring, the book, along with my co-authors Liam Randall and Jason Smith.

Better yet, I’m excited to say that 100% of the royalties from this book will be going to support some great charities, including the Rural Technology Fund, Hackers for Charity, Hope for the Warriors, and Lighthouse Youth Services.

You can read more about the book, including a full table of contents at its companion site, here: http://www.appliednsm.com/.