Hackfest is a non-Profit Organization in Quebec, Canada
The Hackfest is essentially known for its yearly event, which attracts more than 600 computer security enthusiasts which is the largest in East Canada. The event has a provincial reputation, which explains the fact that about half of the attendees are from outside Quebec city’s region. The Hackfest also regroups other activities, such as the monthly Hackerspace, the community, Hackfest Media, etc.
The yearly event means 2 days of talks, where the first day targets an audience curious about security and the second targets a more tech savvy audience, aka “hardcode”. The evenings are a preferred meeting, where participants can measure their security skills in “Capture the Flag”, “Red team vs Blue team” unique in its style, lockpicking and more types of contests. This constitutes the largest security event in Quebec and the biggest hacking games meetup in Canada’s east.