PhreakNIC is an annual gathering in Nashville, TN, for hackers, makers,
security professionals, and general technology enthusiasts. Hours upon hours
of both informative and entertaining presentations are given by volunteers
and many areas are set up with the intent of encouraging socialization. In
our 11th year, we are now the longest running non-commercial hacker convention
in the United States.* PhreakNIC is organized by the Nashville 2600
Organization, which is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible charity. However, it takes
many resources to organize, and help is given to PhreakNIC by other 2600
groups in the South East United States, as well as the Nashville Linux Users
Group. Our thanks go out to all who contribute.
* According to our research. Summercon is older, but hasn't
always been in the US, so it doesn't count. Pumpcon is also possibly older,
but neither their site nor wikipedia have an archive to peruse.
The 11th Annual PhreakNIC (PN0x0b) will be held from Friday, October 19, 2007
through Sunday, October 21,2007 at the Days Inn Stadium in Nashville, TN. This
is fifth year in the same hotel.
As part of PhreakNIC, there will be several contests and other
extra-curricular gatherings. So far we have:
More information will be provided as the details roll in, so check
PhreakNIC is a conference put on not only for the hacker community, but
by the hacker community. Without contributions of your time and knowledge
there is no way that PhreakNIC can be a success. We need help from people
in every area from checking badges to standing up in front of a crowd to give
a presentation. To volunteer, simply
fill out this form.
This year for our art contest we have sponsored a Worth1000 Photoshop Contest based
upon our theme. If you are interested in participating, please see
Worth1000 for complete rules and deadlines.
Steal Our Banner!
Please feel free to add a link from your blog or website. Above is the
"official" banner for this year.
Special Message for This Year
Some of you may remember a prediction from Decius about next year. With
that in mind, we will be using this year to prepare for the inevitable.