As a renowned public speaker and author, Trip Elix has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is the predominate message that Trip had learned from his life.
He was born and raised in the divide of social, economic classes in the Midwest, just outside of Cincinnati. In the shadow of economic progress where the poor and challenged are constantly reminded that the efforts will never allow them to succeed. Alternatively, midclass values were instilled to foster the only avenue of success was to be educated. Trip never subscribed to the cookie cutter mentality.
His interest in computer and technology began at a young age. By the 10th grade, he had co-authored, a computer textbook used in his school district. In an outside of school organization, he won a leadership award from Dale Carnegie, for a business group activity that generated and returned 150% ROI all the while, still not being old enough to drive.
In the years since then, Trip has worked as an investigator and associated with business leaders along with the computer underground. He has been a computer forensic technician; security consultant, administrator, programmer, and hacker,who has used or owned almost every version of every operating system used since the 1980’s. He currently attends security conferences held by the computer underground including Defcon, Hope, and Bsides.
In 2015, Trip entered the public speaking arena on a part-time basis. After he authored his second book “A Right to Property, it’s your information.” His unique experiences and stories have captivated audiences in small gatherings and on larger stages.
Award Winning Speaker
In 2016, Trip was the recipient of an award from the prestigious Toastmasters International, after joining and giving a speech in competition six weeks later. He is a natural storyteller, genuinely likable and always using humor making his talks unforgettable.
Trip Elix is not only a recognized speaker; he is also the author of the most read hacker novel in the computer underground. Extortionware a hackers tale. It was his first novel written to explain hackers to anyone interested and a way for him to understanding how to publish a book.
He has been featured in:
Hartford Magazine April 2016