Update 12-19-2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


Hey PHack Members,

 

What a Year!!! As this challenging year comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support by attending our monthly meetings. We know it is not the same and we miss seeing you at the local meetings, but we continue doing our part to keep everyone safe in this pandemic.

 Many people have asked what happened to the Pacific Hackers Conference 2020 (aka version 3.0) edition. We decided to skip this year and not host an online conference for a simple reason, information overload, and quality. When the pandemic started, many conferences went remote, including DEFCON, Black Hat USA, etc.  People were not attending all the conferences, and instead, they waited for the release of the talks. Additionally, the presentations were pre-recorded, which lost the magic of being in a live security conference. We instead partnered with the Cybersecurity Symposium for Smart Cities 2020 and offered our famous CTF.

What has the PHack team been working on?  

  • Continuing our online meetings.
  • Incorporating into a 501c3 (Stay Tuned for more details).
  • Recruiting amazing people to help us on this new journey.
  • We are staying positive and look forward to a better 2021.
  • We will continue meeting online until it is safe to return to in-person meetings, and are looking forward to resuming the in-person meeting format.

That was a lot of information, wasn’t it? We cannot conclude this message without saying THANK YOU!!! Again, thank you so much for being part of the PHack family, and we can’t wait to see you next year.

Happy Holidays enjoy this wonderful time of the year with your families (no huge gatherings), stay safe, and keep your families safe. Follow all the indications provided by the CDC and your local government, and don’t forget about us. Keep in touch via phack.org, meetup.com/pacifichackers, and @HackersPacific @phackmeetup on Twitter.

 Sincerely,

 PHack Management (Rod, Marco, Kevin, Tyler, Mo)