How To Be A Hacker
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If you want to build cool stuff and not just be a code monkey in a cubicle, then I recommend you start hacking today....

If you want to build cool stuff and not just be a code monkey in a cubicle, then I recommend you start hacking today.

This is my intro talk for Yahoo's HackU program.

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  • i would like to learn more so dat i can be of helpful to others and dont involves myself to illigle activities.thans
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  • @DezWoodhull go to this vid it will help you here the link
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  • @DezWoodhull me to i know one way go start on desktop and go to run then type cmd press enter and type shut down -i just like that and there's a space between n and the symbol then you need to know their computer name you can restart and shutdown their computers here the link to vid http://youtu.be/GXwFCZR_sOA
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  • hi im dez and im 12 i need advice on how to be a hacker. im not the type to do e-legle stuf with hacking i only will use it to be helpfull ill do legal stuf k ^-^ i think it would be cool to no more about internet and i think it would be cool to no how to hack because my ferends are always hacking into my stuf so naw ill be able to get reveng so ya
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  • hi im dez and im 12 i need advice on how to be a hacker. im not the type to do e-legle stuf with hacking i only will use it to be helpfull ill do legal stuf k ^-^ i think it would be cool to no more about internet and i think it would be cool to no how to hack because my ferends are always hacking into my stuf so naw ill be able to get reveng so ya
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  • 1. How To Be A Hacker
    Paul Tarjan’s
  • 2. What is a hacker
  • 3. Dreamer
  • 4. Coder
  • 5. Hacker
  • 6. Sign me up!
    Now that we’re on the same page, lets talk about hackers
    Many types of hackers. Lets talk computer hackers. (NOT CRACKERS).
    Many types of computer hackers :
    Hardware
    Security
    Software
    Web
    Specifically: Web hackers
  • 7. Things you should be doing now
  • 8. Buy a domain name
    2 beers - $7.50
    http://www.retailmenot.com/view/godaddy.com
    paulisageek.com
    Infinite Emails : amazon@paulisageek.com
    OpenID : http://paulisageek.com
    Project Hosting : http://paulisageek.com/ppp
    Google does mail forwarding : http://www.google.com/apps/
  • 9. Build a homepage
    Learn HTML + CSS + JS
    Create your web presence
    Link to your other stuff
    rel=“me”
  • 10. Run a *nix box
    Apache
    MySQL
    Samba / NFS
    Outbound SMTP to your domain
    Subdomain : home.paulisageek.com
    dyndns.org for dynamic ips
  • 11. Learn lots of languages
    At least one of each type
    Ones I use everyday
    Scripting : python, bash
    Web : PHP, python, SQL
    Client Side : Javascript, CSS, HTML
    Speed : C, C++, Java
    Fun problems to learn : http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=problems
  • 12. Opensource
    Give your code to the world
    Easy to link to
    Good for archiving
    Get known! Make friends!
    Better than a resume
    I use – github
    Others recommend - Google Code
  • 13. Lets hack something
    Azeroth
  • 14. Ok, that’s a bit big
    Who would win in a WoW duel?
    Many ways to architect. I’m doing it this way to teach Javascript and YQL
    Firefox
    YQL
    wowarmory
    2 x character + server
    Fetch character info
    Return XML
    JSON
  • 15. We’ll do it live!
    Git
    Linux
    Apache
    MySQL
    PHP
    http://paulisageek.com/hacku/
  • 16. TCP/IP
  • 17. DNS
  • 18. HTTP
  • 19. Linux
  • 20. Apache
  • 21. SQL
  • 22. PHP
  • 23. URL/URI
  • 24. Free-ish Hosting
    App engine
    EC2
    Find an old machine and run it in your dorm
    dyndns.org
  • 25. Microformats
    microformats.org
    Use known classnames for known types
    <a class=“fn”>
  • 26. REST
  • 27. JSON + YAML
  • 28. Ideas
  • 29. Search Engine
    Crawler
    Indexer
    Webmap
    Ranking function
    Runtime system
    Web frontend
  • 30. Games
    Client side – directx, opengl
    Web based – ikarium
    Flash – kongregate.com
    Great experience and people will actually use it
  • 31. Opensource
    Find a opensource thing you use
    Join the mailing list
    Report some bugs
    Fix some bugs that bother you
    Add some features that you want
  • 32. Other
    Find something you need and build it so others can use it too