This is a candid piece from Derek Muller, the science educator/YouTuber, talking about his journey leading to what he does today. This is not
yet-another-so-successful-wow story or you-must-follow-your-dream story. His approach to life and grip is something to take inspiration from.
If you are into computer security and not a security expert, this is a great talk by Mikko Hypponen. He is a security researcher from F-Secure.
Some of the highlights from the talk includes a floppy disk containing the first known computer virus from Pakistan; Y2K and Y38K (“Try to set the date to year 2038 on your smart phone; you can’t”); introduction to Stuxnet and it’s implications; implication to network security as the world become more connected with IoT devices.
One of the comment worthy remembering was (paraphrasing): when he started his career, he didn’t know he would be fighting against state actors, and/or gun-carrying organized criminals who would literally jump over the window to flee.
He also highly recommends the movie Zero Day, a documentary about Stuxnet.
@muanchiou shared this wonderful talk on Twitter. The talk mentioned a lot of things I have tired of organizing them into words, because of the things I mentioned on Twitter:
Thank you very much for sharing this. It’s a sad reality but it’s a reality need to be told. I’ve find it hard to talk about this without people from both sides getting defensive so I stopped talking. Maybe I should — start by sharing this.
If you work with non-native English speakers or online/technical communities at any capacity, I highly recommend watching this 15 minutes talk.