The irony was not lost on Johnny Long. On the silver screen, both hackers and zombies are typically associated with disaster, so the fact that he was at a zombie-themed security conference to speak about hackers making a positive difference in the world seemed satirical.
But speaking to the audience at the Hacker Halted conference Thursday in Atlanta, he turned that irony on its head as he described the efforts of an organization he founded in 2007 after being struck by the challenges he saw during a trip to Uganda.