IT competition with support from the federal government and the army in Itaipu offers prizes in Bitcoin

The event will also have a hackathon and a series of lectures at the Itaipu power plant in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná.

An event held by the Itaipu Technology Park and Itaipu Binacional, one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world, will feature a hackathon and an information security competition with prizes in Bitcoin.

The Latin American Congress on Free Software and Open Technologies (Latinoware) counts on the support of the federal and state governments, in addition to the forces of the Brazilian Army and companies linked to the technology sector.

Besides the hackathon and the competition, the award will also include lectures and other events on free software and disruptive technologies. The event will be 100% online due to the pandemic. The official website explains:

„More than a technology event, which brings news from the industry, Latinoware also promotes the cultural, economic and technological integration of Latin America. These discussions go beyond the virtual limit and can contribute significantly to the free software and open technologies community“.

One of the most awaited events will be the Capture The Flag (CTF) competition, with several challenges to be met in the cyber security sector and payment of prizes in Bitcoin:

„These challenges mix different types of knowledge and technologies and may vary among several themes, such as: reverse engineering, programming, cryptography, forensic and malware analysis, binary exploitation and hacking knowledge, among others“.

The first phase, called Jeopardy, begins on December 2, with an award of R$ 800 in BTC for the champion, R$ 700 for the vice, R$ 400 for the third place and R$ 200 for those finishing between 4th and 10th. Competitors can participate either individually or in teams.

The second stage of the competition starts on December 4, called King of The Hill. At this stage, two or more participants per team will have to climb the privileges of a vulnerable machine, and whoever accesses the root user of the device first. Only the top three from the previous phase will compete for the BTC prize of $ 2,000 dedicated to the winner.

In addition to the information security competition, Latinoware is also promoting a hackathon this year, which will aim to develop a solution for those seeking their first job. The best project will receive R$ 4,000, with R$ 2,500 for second place and R$ 3,000 for third place. The prizes, in turn, must be paid in real.

The 17th Latinoware will take place from November 2nd to 4th in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, with registrations available until the last day of the event, free of charge, through the official website.