Hack in the Box (HITB) has launched #HITB1337Giveaway, a Twitter-based contest. The lucky winner will get a VIP ticket to the upcoming conference in Amsterdam and $1337 (around 1,000 EUR) to cover travel expenses.Here’s what you need to do in order to take part in the competition. Simply follow @HITBSecConf on Twitter and post the following message: “This is my entry to the #HITB1337Giveaway! Please help me RT and win a VIP ticket to #HITB2013AMS and USD1337 - http://conference.hitb.org/1337.html.”
According to the organizers, each tweet counts as an entry, but the re-tweets of your followers will also be taken into consideration.
There are no limits on how many times you can tweet the aforementioned message. You can do it as many times you want between February 11 and March 8.
When the competition ends, all tweets will be placed into a database and the winner will be chosen at random.
“Hack In The Box has always strived to make our conferences as accessible and affordable as we possibly can. We’ve been offering student and community discounted tickets for over a decade, however this competition marks the first time that we’re not only giving away a VIP invite but also helping with the winner’s travel costs,” said Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, CEO of HITB.
“We think the Twitter competition is an easy way for those who can’t afford to travel all the way over to The Netherlands to get a chance to attend and it’s also another way for us to ‘give back’ to the community and we like that,” he added.
The upcoming edition of HITB will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, between April 10 and 11.
Edward Scwartz, chief information security officer at EMC / RSA, and Bob Lord, director of information security at Twitter, will make the keynote presentations. However, the call for papers has closed, so in the upcoming weeks we’ll learn the names of the other speakers as well.