Pavol Rusnák, otherwise known as “Stick,” is Co-Founder and CTO of SatoshiLabs. Pavol is deeply involved in the development of sophisticated software and hardware projects such as TREZOR, where he is the core developer and cryptographer. He is a highly regarded security expert and privacy activist and has been invited to speak at significant technology-oriented events such as Chaos Communication Congress, FOSDEM or LinuxTag.
Pavol graduated from Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, majoring in Database Systems, with particular emphasis on distributed systems. Along with his regular work, he is also a wizard working on award-winning, hi-tech, experimental, new media interactive installations. He also served as a board member of the openSUSE Project and as a three-time mentor/administrator for the Google Summer of Code.
Motto: In every struggle, there is a risk you’ll become a monster you fight.