Hacker Culture

A hacker is an adherent of the subculture that originally emerged in academia in the 1960s, around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC) and MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.A hacker is one who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming and circumventing limitations of programming systems and who tries to extend their capabilities The act of engaging in activities (such as programming or other media) in a spirit of playfulness and exploration is termed hacking. However the defining characteristic of a hacker is not the activities performed themselves (e.g.
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  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … The hacker culture was alive and well within Facebook Engineering in 2014, as the company held 17 hackathons over the course of the year. Six of the social network’s favorite hacks of 2014 were highlighted in a blog post. The introduction to the post reads: We’ve celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year — Facebook’s…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 14 readers -
  • Basic hacking skills

    … To be a good hacker there is some basic skills that you need to have and work on before you can dream of calling yourself a hacker. The hacker attitude is vital, but skills are even more vital. 1. Learn how to program. One of the things that you need to know or learn is programming languages. As a real hacker you must know how to read and write…

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