In this episode I talked with Katharine Jarmul after her opening keynote at the Herbstcampus conference. Katharine is co-founder of KIProtect, a data security and privacy company for data science workflows in Berlin. She's been using Python since 2008 to solve and create problems. She helped form the first PyLadies chapter in Los Angeles in 2010, and co-authored an O'Reilly book along with several video courses on Python and data. She enjoys following the latest developments in machine learning, natural language processing, data privacy and ethics and workflow automation infrastructure. Together we first talked about her journey from journalism to software development. We then drifted toward her mentor and her willingness to give back to the communities. We spoke about diversity and finally tackled the topic of security and privacy.