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1 General Meeting Introduction 10/03/2012

2 Dr. Manson

3 Greetings! My name is funsized (or Zach) SWIFT President 4 th year EE student Level 8 Technowizard

4 SWIFT Why the bad acronym? It’s actually a cover for a obsession with categorization and labels. Shhhhh.

5 Weren’t you a Telecommunications club? NAME CHANGE The “T” now stands for technology Why Technology? – Broader term – Allows more than just CIS – SWIFT does it all! – Focuses on awesome

6 What is an “Eboard”? Club leadership Student volunteers (read: not paid) Ensures pizza makes it here Black shirts denote too much caffine and a nick. Also ninjitsu.

7 Poll! First year? Second year? Lots of years?

8 Freshman: welcome Disoriented?


10 Who are we? Technology Club Started in 1992 (20 th Anniversary!) CS, CIS and ECE majors Original Logo:

11 Poll! Who is a CS major?

12 Poll! Who is a CIS major?

13 Poll! Who is a ECE major?

14 Poll! Any other majors?

15 What we do Fragnite (60 person LAN party) Installfest (help installing Linux) Locksport (solve mechanical puzzles) Soldering tutorials: learn to not burn yourself! Red Team Workshop (learn to hak nubs) Tech Symposium (technical white papers) ALSAS (Linux administration for fun and profit)

16 Membership Benefits: – Help pay for pizza – Members only events (cons, some workshops) – Member Raffle!

17 Cons

18 Defcon Don’t Worry: It’s nothing we can’t fix with caffeine

19 Toorcon

20 Linux-Centric Arch! Or… Debian. But, probably not Ubuntu. (and sometime Gentoo) What’s… Solaris?

21 IRC Internet Relay Chat #swift – Main social channel – Requires thick skin… think 4chan – Pick a good handle – Don’t say stupid things #swift-help – Go here for help – Seriously. Feel free to ask “stupid” questions.

22 Warning: Not Family Friendly

23 Warning: May Cause Perspective

24 Warning: Cows may sprout cars

25 SWIFT Values Hacker Club Learn how to learn Learn by doing Try it! Did it break?

26 STOP: Philosophy Time


28 Poll! Who thinks “hacker” is a negative label?

29 Redefining Terms “But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world...”

30 def: Hacker (n) Hack (v): to cut or shape by or as if by crude or ruthless strokes. Popular Definition: To use one's skill in computer programming to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file or network Zach’s Def: To manipulate or repurpose a system in a manner not intended by the creator of the system.

31 def: Hackers (n) Someone who HACKS Hackers gonna hack.

32 Hacker Values Thinks outside the box (then breaks inside) Seek alternate paths Discontent with accepted norms Re-evaluates everything constantly

33 Ethical hacking The use of technical skills to manipulate a system constrained by moral and ethical boundries

34 Just Remember:


36 Hacker Manifesto Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike. “

37 Whoa, dude…

38 Hacking: a way of life Hackers are a vehicle for change Hackerspaces Cons Hackathons CTF A methodology

39 I wish I knew how to _______ Learning takes effort Skills to help: – Learn linux (e.g. live in linux for a day) – Learn basic networking (tcp, ftp, ssh, etc) – Hang out in #swift-help (or even #swift) – Research cool things! Then tell us what you want to hear about.

40 Parting Words Welcome to SWIFT! I hope you come back for more

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