The Haacking Club is an open educational resource organization that coaches students (14-24) in gnulinux system administration hacking projects. The club leverages a guiding philosophy based on the Four Freedoms and Five Rs. By the term haacking club, we are identifying ethical gnulinux hacking projects and excluding offensive and unethical cracking endeavors. To learn more about the difference between hacking and cracking, see the Educba post and Stallman. The graphic below is helpful:

Desired Outcomes:

The Haacking Club method is to mentor learners as they work on gnulinux projects. Learners collaborate and hack together on projects throughout the school-year. The mentors provide look-over-my-shoulder sessions whereby learners overcome tough conceptual barriers and the learners present on new hacking issues every quarter. There are also seminars, lectures, and self-learning assignments. These methodologies facilitate the Haacking Club learners in achieving the following desired outcomes:

  • gnulinux system administration (shell commands, ssh)
  • Setting up web servers (LAMP/FEMP, TLS)
  • Designing websites with Javascript and CSS
  • Content Management: Self-hosting WordPress, Gitlab-ce, Dokuwiki
  • VPN Servers, File Servers, Nextcloud, Disk Encryption, RAID
  • Layer fundamentals: OSI model, firewalls, packet analysis
  • Create your own hacking project

The Haacking Club also sponsors student teams for competitions including but not limited to the Cyber Patriot National Defense Competition and the National Cyber League. The Haacking Club was awarded 1st place in the Cyber Patriot Middle School division in 2015, and 3rd Place in the High School Gold Division in 2017.

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