The Eleventh HOPE (2016): "Go Hack Yourself!" (Download)
Sunday, July 24, 2016: 10:00 am (Friedman): Hacking of all kinds requires discipline and concentration. Over the past few years, Michael has been seriously practicing yoga and meditation and has found that it’s been a great help in many areas of his life, including his work as a hacker and programmer. Eating healthy and exercising your mind and body sounds like a load of crap to a lot of hackers but the reality is that if you want to have a long sustained life that you can continue to use for hacking and exploration, you’ll want to keep your mind and body healthy. Practicing concentration daily and learning to meditate can help you literally hack your mind, and help you make changes within yourself you might have thought impossible. Practicing discipline in these areas will also bring confidence and inner strength that will help you in whatever kind of hacking you’re doing or planning to do.