Did you see my talk at CUSEC? If you're interested in hacking on the Linux kernel, here are some more resources! If you have suggestions for learning about OS X or Windows, or you're interested in learning about BSD, let me know!
- 4 paths to becoming a kernel hacker explains the 4 strategies I talked about in the talk.
- I talked about Hacker School, which is amazing.
- I wrote a lot about kernel programming on my blog
Reading kernel code:
- LXR and http://livegrep.com/ are great for the Linux kernel
- The source for the current Mac OS X kernel
Writing kernel modules:
- You can see the source code for the rickroll kernel module that I demoed. It's extensively commented. (Thanks to Tavish Armstrong and Kamal Marhubi for suggesting and writing this, respectively.)
- There are a few more example kernel modules in this GitHub repository
Writing an OS:
- The Linux foundation participates in Google Summer of Code
- If you're a woman, you can apply to the Outreach Program for Women
- Read Sarah Sharp's blog post about how 137 patches got accepted into the kernel during the first round
The Eudyptula challenge
A series of challenges to introduce you to kernel programming. Try it out here: http://eudyptula-challenge.org/!
If you have questions about any of this, you can get in touch with me! This goes double plus especially for you if you're a woman, but I'm happy to talk to anyone.