Hackers, 2 versions. White & black hats
Here are my 2 versions of what a stock hacker image could be. I can create endless variations on these as well.
Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)
What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)
I create images like this all the time for my own work. What happens is that every time I create something new it is an adventure of it's own.
I thought that I would have to hire out to get the lush imagery that I wanted as until recently my digital art skills were very rudimentary. Now I crank out imagery daily and it is shockingly fun!
Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)
I am launching my own .com(name withheld until it is ready for launch) that takes tech and makes it work for the average person. I explain things in language that people actually use and then make it fun. No geekspeak or technobabble are allowed!
I am an ex personal trainer who had a no-failure approach with my clients. Due to a family emergency I left the civilized world for what should have been months- and turned into years. When I left I didn't even know how to turn a computer on and off. I had no idea that (at that time) one had to hit "Start" to stop the #@*& thing!
For me tech initially was just a way to play games and talk to big city girls. What else is there to do at night when one is drug free in a small town?!? In time I realized that my skills were ahead of many of the articles that I was reading. Also, a nameless squad of geeks attempted to rip me off in 2010 and I realized that I also was ahead of them.
It has been 10 years in the making and it is almost ready!
Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)
I stumbled onto it from an article in PCmag.com.
For years I cranked out tech articles for my subscribers and (nearly finished) site. However, I had nearly no graphics skills whatsoever and for a long time I was stuck using stock icons and whatever images I could grab without trampling on other's rights.
I could only do basic manipulations of other images and until recently I couldn't create my own. Still, I felt that many were very trite and lacked imagination- but had no idea of how to do better- until recently.
When I saw the challenge, I also felt that the stock hoodie in darkness with light green letters was a tad trite and perhaps too negative. I wanted to create something refreshed and more balanced.
The link is withheld for now- as the site is still under construction.
What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?
I have never worked in cybersecurity before but am excited to learn more and get involved.
How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?
Red Bluff Ca.- but soon I will be returning to civilization and my real home. Lost Wages Nv.!
Location: State / District