Mar 14, 2016 8:32 PM
NorCon is hosting Chico's first-ever hacking convention. The convention is for technology enthusiasts, and the idea is to show people how to pursue a career in software and hardware development, coding, and penetration testing. Organizers say they often hear people interested in finding jobs securing networks for large companies, but hacking conventions like these are the only way to learn the necessary skills. Local software developer Dani Dirks says, "There's 600,000 open positions for software developers and programmers and hackers in the U.S. right now, so just coming to this convention and learning about what you can do and maybe gaining some interest in the field is something really important."
There will be 9 speakers, including keynote speaker Billy Rios, an expert in hacking medical devices, among other areas. There will also be a demonstration on how to hack gift cards, to show how vulnerable they are. Tickets are $25 per person, and the convention starts at 9am and wraps up at 5:00pm, with a party following the closing.
To find out more details, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/961035363985389/
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