Ada Lovelace Society: Chris Kubecka

After hacking the U.S. Department of Justice at the age of ten, Chris Kubecka was not allowed near any computer or own any electronic devices until the age of eighteen. After that, she quickly became a renowned cyber security expert and one of the most powerful hackers in the world, a power she uses for the good as an ethical hacker. In this second Ada Lovelace Society episode, we hear her story! How did a ten year old, pigtailed girl manage to hack the U.S. government and what does a day at the office look like when you're a hacker? What are the vulnerabilities in today's digital society and what can be done to protect our systems? In the Ada Lovelace Society, we feature the outstanding work of female scientists from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Chris Kubecka is the second STEM pioneer in this new Felix series, which is named after the first coder in history, mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1856). This program is offered for free on FLIX BY FELIX. If you want to see more like this in the future, please consider making a small donation instead of the ticket you would normally buy. Go to and help us get through #covid19 Want to see more FLIX BY FELIX? Go to

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