Hackfest 2020

November 20th, 2020

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 November 20th, 2020 - November 22nd, 2020 

Hackfest 2020

Event submitted on Thursday, September 17th 2020, approved by Content Team

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November 20th, 2020 - November 22nd, 2020
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* Due to COVID, it is most likely that this event will be online - but please make sure! The situation is constantly changing...

 Our Review

This is an absolutely awesome Hacker Conference taking place virtually this year. If CFP’s and offensive security is your bag then you’ll love this event. You can consider Hackfest 2020 as one a premier Canadian InfoSec Hacker-Conference to attend. Highly recommended for all those in Canada.

- Review written by Henry Dalziel on Thursday, September 17th 2020.
- If you would like to edit or ammend facts in my review please either send us a message or connect with me via LinkedIn.

Conference Event Summary

The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Thursday, September 17th 2020, or created by us.

Virtual Edition 2020 – Build C-19 – 12 challenges of Hackfest

After several months of analyzing the Covid-19 situation in Quebec, organizers are happy to announce that Hackfest 2020 will officially be in virtual/remote/Covid-19 mode and that they have adapted partnership offers accordingly!

Here’s what you can expect from the 2020 event!

  • Technologies used and adaptations:
  • Partnerships
    • They are adapted to formulas for a virtual event.
  • Training
    • 100% Virtual via GoToTraining the days preceding the event: https://hackfest.ca/en/trainings
  • Conferences and workshops
    • 2 days of virtual conferences via GoToWebinar
  • Villages
    • 100% Virtual via GoToWebinar
  • Atmosphere and networking
    • Discord server with interaction and badge, goodies, and more by the level of participation, audio room, partner room, and more!
    • Conference registration: Moderator ticket for registration ($10)

Hackfest Annual Event
Hackfest is the largest hacking event in Canada and brings together more than 1400 computer security enthusiasts in 2019 and looking for more than 1600 in 2020. The event takes place over two days of technical conferences about security and hacking and is preceded by 3 days of training which many have been developed for Quebec and in French.

Both nights let participants measure their security and hacking skills in a unique Hackfest CTF Pro and Classic (Capture The Flag). The whole evening is accompanied by a lockpicking contest, DJ atmosphere, workshops, evening conferences, live podcast recording, and more.

Capture The Flags (CTF)
On Friday evening, more than 300 participants gather and participate in the unique CTF Pro and Classic organized by the Hackfest every year.

Each year a special element that is not found anywhere else is part of our CTF. It could be a model with an environment similar to the SCADA, a reactor, electronic badges, games of Red VS Blue, or other!

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