on Hack Forums.
Mentors moderate various subforums that have high volumes of activity and require a higher degree of supervision than other subforums.
This template categorizes users as Mentors.
Tony Stark started on Hack Forums in 2010. He spent his early years on the forum reading tutorials and took a step into a number of fields. He found interest in areas such as graphic design, pentesting, coding, marketing and many more.
When asked why Tony Stark joined Hack Forums, he stated:
When I joined HF I wanted to learn how to hack, I was young and it looked like some secret community I wanted to be a part of. I remember early-on seeing so many established members, with all their awards and knowledge. I wanted to become established and be like one of those high-quality, well-known members in the community.
Through the years, Tony Stark picked up various skills that he added to his portfolio and was always eager to pick up more. Many companies have hired him due to his skillset, which he learned from his time on Hack Forums. Two notable achievements of his would be his work in finding a vulnerability on Spotify's website and being a Brand Ambassador for Google. Tony now spends his time teaching and mentoring users of the forum, as well as aiding Omniscient and the Staff of Hack Forums in moderating the site through the Mentors user group.
Tony was asked if he had any advice for new members looking to get into hacking. He responded with this
It can be daunting when trying to learn new skills, especially to a mastery level. But you have to start somewhere, small steps at a time. Read and practice all the tutorials you can, there is so much information on Hack Forums and on the internet. Over time, everything you learn will come together and help you in all aspects of life. Network with other members, get to know them, share knowledge and learn from them. There are thousands of active members in our community, all with unique skills and interests. It will be a very rewarding experience.
One of Tony's most significant projects on Hack Forums was the HF Live project. This project was a community run radio station where members could sign up and become radio hosts. Each host was required to do three one-hour shows per week. The hosts could choose what music would be played as well as create a talk show for the members of the community. After the launch, the HF Live chrome extsion was created. The community could then listen while browsing web pages as well as interact with the hosts. The project ran from July 2015 to February 2016.
- Current Mentor
- Former Writer
- Creator of HF Live
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