OPH : The StoryCräcky⚡
A week ago, I promised to write on how I came across the name “OPHCRACK”. Simple as the name may look, it took me a while before I got adjusted to it because it kept looking like all these FBI tech-names. To make this article interesting, I will be writing on how i started the brand, How i got the nick itself and the Code Academy.
Hits track : Thursday – Jess Glynne
How did i come about OPHCRACK?
It was on a fateful Monday morning, We had just finished an early morning class (7AM – 9AM), MTS101 to be precise. The next course for the day was Biology and it was scheduled for 2PM. The space in between was always a terrible headache. Should i wait in school or go home and come back?. That day, I resisted the urge to go back to my lodge and decided to use the library to cover some topics. I went in with my reading books and 30 minutes in, I was bored, haha. Mathematical Induction. My notes looked gibberish because the lecturer was too fast during the class. I stood up and went to the book shelf and I found a book titled Hacking for beginners. The book looked bulky but i did not mind. I picked the book and went back to my seat. I started reading and I jotted the key points. I got to a topic called CRACKING, that was where I came in contact with Ophcrack. Immediately, I fell in love with the name and I opened notepad on my phone to save it down.
Ophcrack is a free open-source program that cracks Windows log-in passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables.. I tweaked it to Ophcrack is a young enthusiastic developer that cracks codes by using web development languages. Craaaazy right? lmao. I had not returned to web development then but I was already having names. Funny.
Why OPH as a brand?
I will try to make this short. I planned on starting a business towards the end of 2019 and during the crossover, I laid out my plans and committed everything unto God’s hands. the idea had always been there but implementation was missing. The year started on a bright note, I had the first glimpse of what I was going into when things began to click. I went back to the drawing board and started to map out how I was going to be about it. I am a lover of vintage shirts, so I asked myself, why not start selling these shirts? People love seeing them on me. I concluded that was the first piece of the puzzle. I didn’t think too much on the second and third services which were Web design and Graphic design respectively.
After all these realizations, I was left with the question “What should be the name of the brand?” I reasoned with some folks and the conclusion was OPH. OPH HUB as the brand, OPHCRACK as the owner. Sexy right?. Lol. Presently, the brand is into three services ; Web design, Graphic design and Vintage Shirt Sales. I plan on adding plain tees but the topic will be reviewed post-covid.
What is OPH Code Academy about?
This is a vital piece of my life generally, I love imparting knowledge to people in need of it. God has given me, I shouldn’t hold back. The initiative was brought up to help young and aspiring young developers learn the ways of the web. There have been two sets of developers. The name we call them generally is ZENS. The Ghost Zens are the first set of students to be admitted into the academy. Yeah, Admission is free. Pico Zens are the new set and they are almost done with the fundamental language which is HTML..
We have the website platform https://codeacademy.ophhub.com where courses have been added to aid fast learning. There is also the WhatsApp platform where we discuss extensively on the topics and tackle confusing questions together. We engage in different coding challenges for improvement. The last platform is the physical workshop in Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA. Don’t get it twisted, The academy doesn’t have institution barrier. We have students across the country. I am being assisted by other top facilitators: CyberDotman, Lord Double Dot and Damilare. We have different areas of specialization in the web development field.
The next admission of students into the academy is scheduled for July. If you are interested, you can hit up the contact button in the navigation section. I want to thank every one that has supported the brand as a whole, you are loved.
And em, Leo is playing tonight and I’m hoping to witness his 700th career goal?