N00bSec to Cyber-Champion: Hacking the National Cyber League for Success

It's been a few weeks since I presented my very first technical workshop at the 2018 Women in Cybersecurity Conference (WiCyS) in Chicago, IL. To see the Facebook Live video of the first part of the workshop, click here. Description: This workshop is an introduction to collegiate cybersecurity competitions through the National Cyber League (NCL). … Continue reading N00bSec to Cyber-Champion: Hacking the National Cyber League for Success

Grace Hopper Celebration (#ghc17) Capture the Flag: Learning to Hack for Fun and Profit

Honestly, this was the workshop I had been looking forward to all week! Sarah Harvey and Jessie Pierce offered a CTF101 of the first ever Grace Hopper CTF (Capture the Flag). And while some of the exploits demonstrated were not meant for beginners, the challenges were on the easier side of their category and the … Continue reading Grace Hopper Celebration (#ghc17) Capture the Flag: Learning to Hack for Fun and Profit

Grace Hopper Celebration (#GHC17) Why and How to Prepare for Hackathons

Thursday morning after a fantastic first day at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2017, I was elated to begin my day with “Why and How to Prepare for Hackathons” The panel of experts included: Moderator: Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Research Scientist, IBM Sana Odeh, Professor NYU Shaila Pervin, Research Staff Member, IBM Xiaodan (Sally) Zhang, Software Engineer, … Continue reading Grace Hopper Celebration (#GHC17) Why and How to Prepare for Hackathons

Grace Hopper Celebration (#GHC17) Day 1 Recap

With 18,000 conference attendees and a live-stream around the world, the “growing demand for this event really demonstrates that we have started a movement” said the host. “Individually, we are powerful; together we are unstoppable… You are part of a movement. And together we are changing the world.” She was followed by Dr. Fei-Fei Li … Continue reading Grace Hopper Celebration (#GHC17) Day 1 Recap

At Grace Hopper (GHC17): Find Your Inner Tech Talk in 60 Minutes

In one of the largest ballrooms in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Katerina Domenikou and Vedika Dalmia, Infrastructure Engineers at Bloomberg, gave an inspired talk on how to “Find Your Inner Tech Talk in 60 Minutes.” As someone unafraid of public speaking, seeking ways to have impact on the technical community, I couldn’t have chosen a … Continue reading At Grace Hopper (GHC17): Find Your Inner Tech Talk in 60 Minutes

ABI.NYC Professional Women’s Series Panel: “Defining Success: A Conversation on Career”

Yesterday, I attended the latest Professional Women’s Series Panel on “Defining Success: A Conversation on Career” hosted by Bloomberg Women in Technology (BWIT) and Anita Borg Institute (ABI.NYC). It was an amazing experience and the panel was filled with some of the most talented women at Bloomberg. Hosted at Bloomberg's Lexington Ave. location, the whole experience … Continue reading ABI.NYC Professional Women’s Series Panel: “Defining Success: A Conversation on Career”

She Started It

Tonight, I was grateful to be a guest at the Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg movie screening of the documentary “She Started It.” The event coordinator introduced the movie by stating the movie’s creators wanted to reach one million girls. Honestly, it’s a worthy goal that needs to be met! The documentary followed 5 young, … Continue reading She Started It