Think you’ve got what it takes to build a hack against cyber security issues? Well now is your chance as the largest cyber security conference to set foot in Nigeria is here. The conference tagged “CyberXchange Hackathon” ia sponsored by Facebook and is aimed at building individuals and teams to compete against other university and young professionals with less than 2 years experience throughout Nigeria.
According to Facebook, sponsors of the competition “We hope to discover new talents, methods and ideas; and to encourage development in the field of information security. It is our hope that besides discovering gifted hackers and cyber-defenders, the CyberXchange 2016 Hack-a-thon will inspire the development of West Africa’s Information security professionals of the future”.
The Hack-a-thon is geared towards finding the best prototypes by starting from scratch to build a workable idea with the help of collaborating colleagues on their teams. This event tests the skills of the brightest and best within programming, cyber security, information assurance, security engineer, and other IT fields within teams of 4 to 6 people.
Qualifiers will be required to start brainstorming ideas & form a team of up to 4 people. Refreshments, fun diversions, prizes, and some expert guidance from Facebook’s team of experts will be provided. All participants need bring is a laptop, appetite, skills and ideas. Judges will include; Regina Wallace-Jones, Head of Security Operations Facebook, popular celebrity, Eldee amongst others. For more info and how to register, click here.
The pre-qualifier registration closes August 30th. Notifications to those who are accepted will be sent out by end of day on September 24th. The final competition will hold on November 2nd-3rd 2016 at the Landmark event Center Lagos.