In these strange times it’s important that we come together. A good way to find like-minded individuals is to join a community.

One of the first things I did, when I was introduced to bug bounty, was find a community. At the time there weren’t that many, as there are today. Discord and Twitch had a big influence on this.

The commonality between all of these communities is that they represent hard work, diversity, tenacity, and out of the box thinking.

I visit most of these weekly, if not daily.

NahamSec

Ben Sadeghipour

NahamSec

Bug bounty

I've been lucky enough to have been a part of this community since the humble beginnings. Besides teaching me a lot, it's allowed me to meet awesome people, and make some great friends. Ben currently work as the Head of Hacked Education at HackerOne by day, and hacks by night. He has helped identify and exploit over 600 security vulnerabilities across 100+ of web and mobile applications.

Hacker101

HackerOne

Hacker101

Bug bounty

A free class for web security created by HackerOne. Whether you’re a programmer with an interest in bug bounties or a seasoned security professional, Hacker101 has a place for you. PS The mods are the best in the biz.

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Nathanial

d0nutptr

Bug bounty

Nathanial is awesome all-around, always helpful, and very knowledgeable. He's lead security engineer at graplsec. He enjoys Rust, both the game and the programming language. Speaking of which, he's using it to build the resync platform, a better way to do recon.

InsiderPhD

Katie Paxton-Fear

InsiderPhD

Bug bounty

Handed in her PhD! PhD at CranfieldDefSec: Insider Threats using nlproc. Lecturer, occasional bug bounty hunter, and educational cyber security YouTuber.

Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd

Bug bounty

A bug bounty platform that tends to its community with a Discord server and forums. Home of Codingo and Hakluke. Their community goal is to help the Crowd connect and learn from one another.

Bounty Hunters

Kei

Bounty Hunters

Bug bounty

This one flew under my radar. A community, started in 2019 by medical professional Kei, that welcomes all skill levels. Ask questions, share, and chat with like-minded hackers and hunters. They work together, providing help and guidance, in order to be successful as a whole.

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Intigriti

Intigriti

Intigriti

Bug bounty

I wasn't aware of this, but Europe's number 1 ethical hacking and bug bounty platform has a Slack. It's not a hotline to Inti, as it's meant for platform related questions only. Don't worry, there's still a place for memes. It's a good place to provide feedback and make feature requests.

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The F0x Box

Ashf0x

The F0x Box

Infosec

I met Peer in NahamSec's community. Soon after we met, he started creating his own content on Twitch, and I've been supporting him ever since. The goal of his stream is to provide an inclusive environment for people who are new to hacking.

Amass

Jeff Foley

Amass

Infosec

Everyone's favorite recon tool. This is a great place to interact with the creators and its users. The core team exists of Jeff Foley aka caffix and Anthony Rhodes.

The Cyber Mentor

Heath Adams

The Cyber Mentor

Infosec

An ethical hacker / penetration tester by trade. He provides mentorship to those looking to move into cybersecurity, provides lessons, and teaches others how to succeed in the field.

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Ben Bidmead (pry0cc)

0x00sec

Infosec

I know pry0cc for his contributions to infosecurity, such as his tool Axiom. The forum features iconic posts by Hackermaderas and others on malware, reverse engineering, and computer science.

Obsidian

Shida Li and Erica Xu

Obsidian

Productivity

Yet another knowledge base app. What sets this one apart, besides an awesome community, is that it works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files. This means you have full control, you can leverage Git, for versioning, and the use CLI. Other pluses are the rapid development cycle and it's pluggability.

Kenny Beats

Kenny Beats

Kenny Beats

Music

Lead by the American producer Kenny Beats who is, as far as I'm concerned, the epitomy of a streamer. Besides excelling at his craft, he's transparent, humorous, creative, and selfless. He's well-known for giving back to his community, seen in his Monday beat-battles.

Timbaland

Timbaland

Timbaland

Music

I love (hip-hop) music. Lately I've been interested in the production process, the beats, and the creation thereof. Be the fly on the wall. Peek behind the scenes at the workflow of The Grammy award winning Super Producer Timbaland- In real time!

The Needle Drop

Anthony Fantano

The Needle Drop

Music

The latest addition to communities that I frequent. I enjoy watching his stream and finding new music to listen to. Anthony Fantano, the internet's busiest music nerd reviews and reacts to music live.

916 Junglist

Billy Lane

916 Junglist

Music

I was introduced to Billy's music through NahamSec. 916 Junglist is an amazing and welcoming community. They're rooted in Sacramento, CA and connected through Drum and Bass events since 1998. Billy Lane streams live DJ sets, discussions, interviews, and more.

ThePrimeagen

ThePrimeagen

ThePrimeagen

Development

He's a 10x engineer at Netflix. His excitement is infectious and the energy level is always through the roof. He loves Linux, Vim, Tmux, and coconut oil.

Beginbot

Begin

Beginbot

Development

Begin, pronounced as Vegan, is the only Twitch Partner streaming on Arch Linux. He loves all things vim, go, neovim, python, vi, terraform. Btw, did I mention he uses arch linux.

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Rob Muhlestein

rwxrob

Development

I learned a lot from watching Rob teach when he just started streaming. I even helped someone close to me take his original "Knowledge Boost". He gives professional mentoring, and live codes. He's a big proponent of the linux terminal (Vim,TMUX,Lynx).

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