Yesterday I took the Midterm for this class. I thought the practice midterm was very useful in preparing me for the actual midterm. I got practice with grep, sed, and command line inputs for the terminal. Question 1 was pretty much identical to the practice midterm and i already had a handle of using the script and so forth. One thing i haven’t been doing well on are the python assignments/homeworks, and thankfully for the test it was more of a simpler error handling, and I didn’t really bother with the extra-credit portion. Hopefully overall i did okay on this test. This week I also attended my first Cyber Security meeting, and I thought it was really interesting! They went over several hacking techniques that are used by hackers and actually gave a demonstration. Except they were running into errors with the “phishing” technique, and i really wanted to see more of the techniques they were talking about. They also went over questions a competition that VT cyber security participated in. The way they solved these questions was through out of the box thinking and intuitive thinking, it was really impressive. I look forward to the next cyber security meeting.
Yesterday, i went to my first LUUG meeting, and my first impression was that this was a really cool group of people. I did feel kinda lost in terms of what they were talking about since i think it rolled over from the last meeting. In this meeting they talked about upcoming software for linux as well as general news for what they will be working on in the future. I would like to learn some things about like navigating unbuntu or something of the sorts. But the whole group is just really smart, and are very knowledgeable about linux. They did talk about in the future having like smaller “office hour” sessions, and i think attending those would really help, but thats still in development they said. Overall really fun and humorous group, and im glad i attended and look forward to future meetings.