novny got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a cover for "Hacking Capitalism" that appeals to Linux users and the tech industry.
Check out novny's Book cover contest…
Kris Nóva is a computer scientist, alpinist, public speaker and transgender advocate best known for her work on Linux and Kubernetes. She specializes in Linux kernel security, distributed systems, infrastructure management, and open source software engineering.
This is an independently published book about modeling the tech industry as a system. Particularly this book will model computers, humans, and money and their subsequent relationships. Understand the alarming state of the tech industry for better or for worse. Think Like A Hacker This book draws inspiration from my professional history in Linux and Kubernetes security, distributed threat modeling, kernel security, and cloud infrastructure for techniques on modeling and exploiting the system that is the Silicon Valley tech industry. If you enjoy linear thinking, modeling complex relationships as systems, and learning about the strategy I developed to become a Senior Principal Engineer in Silicon Valley, this book is for you. Understand Exploitation Working in tech involves more than just coding. This book is the manual that I wish I had in my career that will lay out the culture, economics, expectations, and business philosophies such that anyone can understand. Learn to exploit the system, before the system exploits you. Privilege Escalation Lurking at the top of the industry is a group of privileged elite. Learn how to outperform them, and communicate with them. Learn how to break into their inner circles of trust.
Written For Marginalized Technologists This book is designed so that anyone will find value, however it specifically designed to give marginalized technologists a set of tools in aiding their ability to exploit a fundamentally unbalanced system. Anyone interested in learning how to influence the tech industry. Anyone who has or will have a relationship with the tech industry. Individual Contributors (Software Engineers, DevOps, Security, etc) CEOs, VPs, Directors, Product, Marketing, Sales, Management, Engineers
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
novny collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Incredible artwork! Listened very well to the brief and was a dream to communicate with!
I kept wanting to change little things here and there, and this designer never complained. I am so thankful that my dream is coming through.
I would love to work with you again in the future!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Female, young adult to middle aged.
Women 25-55, people of color, LGBTQI Community, victims of narcissist
General above 18 years.
Christians interested in knowing more about the culture of the time of Jesus.
Young adults and sci-fi fans of all ages.
Mostly man and woman between 25 and 40 years of age. People who are looking for different ways to create and earn incom
People who suffer from depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, insomnia.
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