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Security Summit 2018
#SS18HACK Man vs Machine
Johannesburg, 22 & 23 May
#SS18HACK is now open for registration and is looking for young, talented individuals who want to develop their skills through learning and innovation, and who have a passion for information security, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence, IOT and other new age technologies.
Have you ever asked yourself the question – who would win if a war broke out between man and machine? This is the perfect opportunity for you to find out – #drumroll.
All we need is you, your laptop, a willingness to learn, a hunger for information and some background in computer science and/or mathematics.
We will provide you with foundational knowledge in infosec and machine learning, and you're responsible for the outcome...
"No sleep pays off at #SS17HACK"
"A lot of people come out of varsity and they understand how to program, but they haven't been exposed to the security side of things. It's about getting them to think of ideas and solutions to address problems we have in the information security field,"
- Manuel Corregedor, COO at Telspace Systems.
"Hackathons are about helping young people to be innovative, while seeking solutions to serious societal challenges. The root cause of lack of ICT skills among the youth in this country is the lack of access to adequate IT resources, which assist in skills development,"
- Tiyani Nghonyama, COO of skills development at Geekulcha.
"Budding hackers help security experts think outside the box."
Looking for a mentor, access to some of the greatest minds in infosec both locally and internationally, or want to grab one of the internships on offer? Then this is your chance!
An Ideathon is a one-day training and networking opportunity with the goal of bringing together students from different IT and computer science disciplines and backgrounds to share their ideas.
IDEAthon is a unique opportunity for students and local leaders to network, collaborate and exchange ideas while having fun.
Ideas will be mapped into specific categories and you will get to present these in a stand-up format during Mocktail Hour!
The best idea will win a place at #SS18HACK, other spot prizes will be allocated for the coolest idea, most radical idea in category 'X' or even the craziest idea.
This is a compulsory day if you wish to participate in #SS18HACK!
Book this date in your diary now and stand a chance to compete against the best-of-the-best on 22 & 23 May 2018.
Date: 21 April 2018
Venue: National Bank Building, 6th Floor, 40 Simmonds Street, JHB
Time: 09h00 to 16h00