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Teo Selenius
Teo Selenius

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Hacking Academy - Help me out!

Hey guys,

I'm building an online e-learning platform for hackers (you can see some screenshots/videos here), and two of the demographics I'm trying to reach are:

  1. Experienced developers who already know how to create backend or full-stack applications but don't necessarily know about all of the security hazards or how to exploit them as an attacker.

  2. Beginner developers who know what a variable or a function is but don't yet understand how the HTTP protocol or browsers or web applications in general really work.

Because it's difficult to really put oneself in someone else's shoes, I humbly ask for your help. If you belong to either of the two demographics, and are interested in the topic, what would be most important to you in an e-learning platform that aims to teach about hacking and defending against the attacks?

Feel free to suggest specific content, features, or anything at all. The page I linked above should give a pretty good overview of the current idea that I have about what it could look like.

Thanks in advance! And sorry I know this is a bit of a plug but there is no better place to ask (:

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alex ➑️ web dev journey πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»πŸ”

I am in category 2 but recently started using a website called 'tryhackme' to learn web security. It's much easier for me to digest as a beginner when there are graphics and interactive activities (quizzes or labs you have). The most important thing to me is being able to break down a concept through charts or interaction. Hopefully, this helps, good luck!