[Chicago] Python for hacking and security testing.

Randy Baxley randy7771026 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 17:12:41 CEST 2015

You will find a few folks to enlighten you if you attend Python Office

SC3 is hacking crew that meets at FreeGeek on Saturday afternoons that uses
python, django and flask a lot.  You can find a lot of their projects on

There is Chicago Hack Night every Tuesday at Braintree with a lot of
python, R and C++.

Not sure if you have gotten out to any of these.


I as an introvert who compensates would prefer to just be a mind in a
bottle but folks do get out and go to these things and they go to help so I
encourage you again to get out there.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Lewit, Douglas <d-lewit at neiu.edu> wrote:

> A professor told me that *Python has some great builtin tools for hacking
> and security testing*.  Could someone please point me in the right
> direction.  *Where are those tools?*  Thanks!
> I queried this professor, but her reply was, "Just Google it and figure it
> out!"  Oh nice!  That's why I'm spending thousands of dollars on my
> education, right?  So some professor can just tell me to go home and
> consult Google?  Is there no end to all the lazy, sloppy teaching that goes
> on in our colleges and universities?  And lest you think I'm overly
> critical of professors, I am one too!  I teach part-time at a community
> college in the suburbs and used to be a high school math teacher.  So after
> all these years of standing in front of a chalkboard or whiteboard I really
> DO know the difference between good teaching and bad teaching!
> Unfortunately most college/university professors know their field extremely
> well, but they haven't taken the time to really learn about the process of
> learning.  (And it is a process.)  This is where elementary and high school
> teachers have the advantage.  Elementary and high school teachers know less
> about their respective fields, but they know much more about the
> psychological process of learning.  They are also often much better when it
> comes to classroom organization and curriculum development.  The last thing
> I would tell a student is "Just go home and Google it!"  (Translation: I'm
> just too darn busy to be bothered with you silly little questions!  After
> all, I have "research" to do!!!)  I get VERY angry when I encounter
> teachers like that.  They should NOT be teaching!
> I just had to vent!
> Best,
> Douglas Lewit
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