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Hacker at work!

hacking is a lifestyle, hacker's motivation can be anything, therefore they can be any of us, like this young girl, on holidays or at work?

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

In this picture i like the idea of a random girl which can be hacking, or reading a book, no one could tell. Is she a hacker on holidays, a hacker at work, a young girl just tanning? Hackers have so many interests, passions, and different motivations, who can say there are all similar? They all are humans with different dreams, different ideologies, differents goals, and differents ways, but they all perform the same way : hacking life. They can be your daughter, your husband, your wife, your grandpa (on a raspberry pi;). Therefore, hackers can't be stereotyped as in the 'Mr Robot' tv show. Moreover, lots of hackers are women in real life, computer programming is now opened to all nowadays, and determination is the only skill needed to complete the lesson on how to become a hacker. Sexyness is not antagonist with hacker, it's time to recognize the place of women in the world, and in the world of hackers and cybersecurity also.

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

I let you think of this young woman at the beach, do you think she could hack something or someone for causes, for passion or money or just as a lifestyle ? i think she does. she has to make her own rules through life to be part of the world she wants to help to i think, we all should. Making our own choices and kissing freedom, liberating consciounsness and sharing knowledge and ressources, is the true hack to perform in life. i hope you will share this way to be a hacker, even if you don't use computers, even if you are an artist, sharing your opinions... even if you chose to tan on a beach during holidays ;)

What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)

i learned myself, that everyone could be a hacker, and should be, we all are hackers of our whole life, responsible of our acts, and destiny. and we should share this free spirit with others, helping them to free their mind from chains they have been taught to keep as normal clothes that would not fit on them. i am a hacker when i decide to smile to someone in the street, i help to break the sad system we built when we go away from common sense and humanity. real internet hackers have real programming skills, i hope they all have the hacker's lifestyle too, and they are not all selfish... 'hacking' is a skill to share to my opinion.

Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)

i am a young poet of 40years, i discoverd my skill one year ago, and i retrieve my extra sensibilty. i have made photography few years ago, and have a lot on a external HD ;) now i am trying paintings, and i need money to print a collection of poetry. i live in France, in Paris more exactly, city where we all fell like hackers against the french political immobility.

Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)

i need this money for my art projects, and may be buy half of a bitcoin, because its already so expensive, i could never buy one, event 1/10th of a btc. then i think in 5 years, half of a btc would worth 100k$ , then i will have time to create more without working, spending times to shoot photo, to paint, and to write, and to share to the world what i feel, what vision of life i can express.

What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have minimal experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a visual creator by hobby.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • In the news

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Location: Country

  • France

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Photo of Leila Woolheater

Hi Jo Tro. I noticed that you didn’t have an attachment on the sketch 1 area yet. There’s a chance that more of the other contributors will notice your entry if it’s also attached to the sketch 1 area because it looks like that is what’s also used as the thumbnail image on the pages of contributions. I just wanted to let you know in case the information helps.

Photo of Dima Boulad

Welcome to the challenge jo tro . Dima here, I am here to support you in the process. Since this is a Visual Challenge, how would you visualize this sketch into a composition, into a visual that tells the story of this Hacker at work? Feel free to submit sketches during the ideas phase to benefit from our team of experts who can provide feedback before finalizing your submission, and don't forget to check out Hewlett's tip of the week on the brief page!