Four Reasons To Love A Hacker

Yours truly, soldering for the first time ever. Here, I'm receiving excellent instruction on how to put together a DarkNet badge.
My first-ever attempt at soldering at Def Con 21. (#defconboyfriend was an excellent teacher, as confirmed by every person who surveyed my work for the rest of the conference.)

A few months ago– August, to be exact– I hopped a plane to attend my second-ever DefCon, a renowned hacker conference that entered its 21st year. This year’s gathering of security experts, hackers, makers, and technology enthusiasts from around the world was full of incredible talks (all of which seemed like pretty incredible feats of technology to me, given my current status of Codecademy dropout), hardware hacking, hacking contests, and other shenanigans felt feistier than ever. After having spent ten collective days in the middle of the desert (so, so hot) with hackers, here are the top four reasons I think that everyone should love them: Continue reading “Four Reasons To Love A Hacker”