TechBloc has another event this month, this time with a special guest speaker. House representative Will Hurd. The event was held at Paramore, a trendy bar in downtown San Antonio, just south of the Pearl.
The bar is nice, a bit pricey, but it does come with some spectacular views, like this one of the San Antonio Art Museum.
Rep. Will Hurd attended the event last evening and spoke to us about San Antonio’s impact on the Tech scene. In particular, he mentioned that San Antonio is a cybersecurity capital and leading the way in efforts to protect sensitive data.
A particular thing that struck a cord with me is his support for Apple, in the ongoing FBI vs Apple case.
Hurd spoke eloquently about the case and defended the rights of Apple to not have to break their own encryption or build a special tool on behalf of the FBI and his stance against it. Seemed to be a bit preaching to the choir to make the announcement at this particular event, but it was still reassuring to hear him speak on the topic.