#askfedi Hey #devs, I could use some guidance. I have a professional background in #pentesting, primarily #socialengineering but I did a lot hacking on websites/webapps, networks, and password cracking, as well. As far as #programming languages go, I only know enough JS and SQL to break things, and I've forgotten more Python than I've ever used.
I think I want to learn to code and transition towards #softwaredevelopment professionally, but what I'm really interested in is developing #FOSS, especially #Privacy- and #Security-oriented software. Are there ways to make a good living working on free and #opensource projects? And what skills would I need to develop in order to become competent?
Any and all advice is welcome.
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Hi y'all. Guess I should do an #introduction.
So, I am techie who started out in COBOL on *nix, migrated to Informix on *nix, and on to Oracle on *nix. I've used Windows, but I much prefer using *nix ... so much so that all my home services are either on a debian, ubuntu, or centos distro. And also why I am still using OS X (cept for gaming).
I'm here to connect to other techies and pros. 👋🏾