As a company we've observed a niche in today's cyber security sector. The gap between companies who require security services to be implements and individuals qualified to carry out these actions is sizeable. We firmly believe that investing in the education of young people, particularly of school age, is a critical step towards a more advanced global cyber security standard.

What it does

Our product was created to engage with students and is ready to be deployed in classrooms by teachers with little to no knowledge of the subject. This allows for the material to be taught almost autonomously of any teacher input.

How we built it

We created our website using HTML5, Javascript, JSON, jQuery, PHP7, MySQL, Bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3. We host it on Amazon Web Services making use of their EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and RDS (Relational Database Service) services. We registered a .com domain with and a .tech with and Our site runs securely via HTTPS with valid certification.

Challenges we ran into

Issues with Javascript, collaborative coding, issues surrounding exhaustion.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Supporting the #HackHarassment movement

What we learned

Teamwork. New programming techniques. New AWS functionality.

What's next for HackHamster

To add more challenges and safety information.

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