With the 2012 Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference approaching fast the event’s organizers reveal that this year’s HackWEEKDAY competition goes turbo.
On May 24 and 25, hackers, coders and developers from all around the world can test their skills in the Mozilla-sponsored HackWEEKDAY Turbo Edition
, a 12 hour hackathon that will challenge participants to break “Browsers & Extensions”.
“The worlds of software developers and computer security share common interfaces – this allows for ample opportunities to learn from each other. HackWEEKDAY aims to continue to spark this interest both ways by giving people a broader view of how security and development blend together”, Youri van der Zwart, one of the organizers of HackWEEKDAY, said.
“We only have space for 30 developers and aim to have an equal mix of professionals and students. Therefore, prospective contestants will first have their coding skills tested by means of a qualification challenge. We will then select the best 15 students and best 15 professional developers to come onsite to compete”, he added.
The 30 lucky contestants will not only receive a free pass to the conference where they can meet some of the big names of the industry, but also, one of them will walk away with a “leet” prize of 1,337 EUR ($1,764).
Mozilla representatives and members of the HITB Core Crew will declare the winner of the HackWEEKDAY Turbo Edition
after two six-hour sessions of intense labor
This being said, those who think they have something to demonstrate to others and themselves can head down to the registration page
where they can submit their solutions, but no later than May 1, 2012. HackWEEKDAY Turbo Edition
promises to be not only a competition where security enthusiasts can exchange opinions and take part in an interesting new project, but also a place where they can have a great time. Note. My Twitter account has been erroneously suspended. While this is sorted out, you can contact me via my author profile.