via Gnostic Media
by Jan Irvin
Aug 25, 2017
“Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners, Part 7: Social Engineering on the Electronic Frontier”
Gnostic Media is happy to present podcast Episode #261: Steve Outtrim returns for his eighth time to continue our discussion into his research on Silicon Valley and Burning Man, titled: “Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners, Part 7: Social Engineering on the Electronic Frontier”. This is the long awaited conclusion of this series since beginning it over 16 months ago, and this episode is live and we may field questions from the audience.
This also ends the time consuming, pre-recorded and edited Gnostic Media podcast episodes, moving to a live format after nearly 9 years.
Steve Outtrim is a technology entrepreneur from New Zealand, who now lives in San Francisco. He created the HotDog Web Editor, which was named as the 3rd most downloaded software on the Internet by WIRED in 1997. He IPO’d his company Sausage Software in Australia in 1996, making him at age 23 the youngest CEO of a public company – a record held by Rupert Murdoch for more than 40 years. He has invested in more than 50 early-stage technology companies and founded 4 that he exited via IPO or trade sale.
Steve is a Shadow Historian, and for the last 3 years has been writing a book series looking behind the scenes of the tech world. Steve created the blog Burners.Me in 2012 to discuss Burning Man and Burner culture. It is the largest independent Burner site, with more than 200,000 followers. He has been to 12 burns since 1998.
Steve brings a first-hand, unique perspective to Silicon Valley and its ties to the military and Burning Man.