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Saturday, July 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A N00bHacker's Guide to the Infosec Galaxy

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It is sometimes hard to know where to start learning with so many free resources out there. Moreover, it’s sometimes hard to get started on that learning in a world filled with Animal Crossing and Netflix. What’s an infosec learner to do? Play games, that’s what. No, put down your Nintendo! I mean gamified learning materials. Whether you are a Jill of All Trades who can’t focus on one topic for long because they are all so interesting, or an Alice down her rabbit hole who focuses on one thing to the exclusion of all else, these resources and project ideas will keep you learning in your preferred style for hours on end. Because they’re fun. Did I mention they’re fun? After all, convincing yourself to put down the controller and get online to learn every day is half the battle. And if you end up spending too much time hacking and away from your family--well, I offer tips on how to get young people into this stuff, too. Imagine: sharing an interest with your teenager while learning how to do SQL injections. Live the dream! Learn to hack, and have fun doing it.

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Julie Carres

Lead Mathematics Teacher, Cornerstone Learning Community
Julie uses her Art History degree to teach math. By a twist of fate, she found herself at DefCon 26 (And The Diana Initiative!), and picked up a whole slew of new obsessions. In her spare time, she enjoys learning to code in Java, C++, and JavaScript, hurling herself at TryHackMe... Read More →

Saturday July 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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