I’m pretty easy to contact most of the time. If you just want to connect and share the occasional social message then follow the social media links for Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
For longer chats or to exchange literary works of art, you may want to
javvad at j4vv4d dot com
A chat over coffee
Despite the advancements in technology that allows us to connect thousands of miles apart, nothing beats a good old face to face chat. Maybe you want to share some ideas on videos, or pick my brains on a security topic, want to offer me a job, or just are lonely in London. Where possible a chin wag over a coffee is a good idea. I am a fan of the travel-buyer method where if you travel to meet me, I’ll buy the coffee, but if I travel to meet somewhere closer to you, then you buy it.
Say hello at a conference
One of the best places to get some face to face time is at a conference. One day I may get to listing where and when I’ll be.
Do you freelance?
My full time day job is as a security advocate at AlienVault. I can’t do individual bookings as they will likely cause a conflict. However, if you’d like me to participate in an event or speak at your conference as an AlienVault employee – get in touch and we can try to work something out.
Talk at my conference or event
I can use powerpoint, I can talk. Professionally I can talk about information security, from a personal perspective I am much more comfortable talking about making videos and social media.
Make me a video
I don’t make commercials or take money for videos. But if you’d like to see a topic covered, ping me a request and I’ll see if I can queue it up on my whiteboard of video ideas.
Write me a blog / article
To be honest, if I had the time, I’d blog more frequently here. I sometimes contribute articles, but it’s mainly under the AlienVault banner.
Act / Guest star in my video
I’m all for collaboration in making videos. For non-profit videos I’ll help you out depending on my schedule.
According to my mother I was blessed to be born with ravishing good looks. Perhaps you want a model to go along with your new razor advert. Maybe a pre-bodybuilding model, or just a hand model.
I’m a Hollywood agent and want to sign you
and I’m a Nigerian Prince trying to get $500m out of the country and willing to share 10% with you.
I am often asked for a copy of this rider, but not asked for booking very often afterwards. Is it too much? I don’t think so either, so what would you add to it?
CAMERAS, RECORDING DEVICES, VIDEO CAMERAS
Paying 3rd party (henceforth referred to as dumb client) agrees to make its best efforts to prevent any unauthorised recording or reproduction.
All approved stills photographers with properly displayed credentials are allowed THREE PHOTOGRAPHS and no flash whatsoever. Any photographer left in the barrier after three photos is no longer welcome in the building. No moving image cameras are allowed.
J4vv4D shall retain exclusive right to sell or cause to be sold souvenir booklets, programs, T-Shirts or any product or publication utilising the name and/or likeness of the Artists.
J4vv4D logo may not be used on event t-shirts or other items without prior written consent from artists management.
J4vv4D will receive 100% headline billing in all manner forms of advertising in connection with this engagement.
Credits will include a reference to J4vv4D
J4vv4D will be provided a clean and well-lit and well-ventilated dressing room which can comfortably accommodate a large ego and will not be required to share the trailer with any other performer except Scarlette Johansson, Bruce Schneier, Jessica Alba, Vint Cerf, Jessica Beil, Brian Honan, Cameron Diaz, Gene Kim, Mila Kunis, Mikko Hypponenenenen or Angelina Jolie.
Lavatory facilities will be stocked with soap and toiletries and restricted to the common unwashed public.
Heating or air-conditioning will be provided as is customary in these modern times.
For all meals, please provide:
Plates, bowls (no styrofoam)
Pepsi in glass bottles.
Dearest reader – this rider is comprised of the things that make J4vv4D AWESOME! Please make every effort to provide the following and please, please do not surreptitiously hack through things to save a few pennies.
One double-apple flavoured shisha
Two pairs of white socks
Fresh vegetable and cheese tray with humus, pita break and crackers.
A juice machine
A George Foreman grill.
One bag of doritos
A bowl of m&m’s with brown ones removed
A bowl of brown m&m’s
Ten energy bars – tiger milk or granola type bars. Ask a hipster for better suggestions.
Dumb client is urged to ensure that all personnel are alert and of a professional attitude. Any autographs or photo request BY PEOPLE SUPPOSEDLY ON THE CLOCK are frowned upon. Venue employees hanging out with no apparent job or making out with girlfriends or boyfriends is not cool in the presence of professionals like J4vv4D and when people are paid to be working.