# Summer is here![ Author: rastii ] [ Date: 04/29/2013 ]
The end of the semester is finally here. Now it's time to relax, learn some new things, and finish up those projects we have shelved due to classes.
I'd like to make a few announcements for the summer. There are a few exciting events coming up including Defcon XI, Defcon qualifications, and Hack for Change. For those of you who don't know, the Hack for Change event is a programming hackathon where various companies and agencies provide raw data for you to use. It will be located in the ITT Tampa campus; more information is provided in the link.
We will continue to have our weekly meetings throughout the summer. You can track when the meetings will occur by viewing the calendar. There will also be 1-2 bootcamps this summer. The bootcamps are designed to hone your skills on a particular topic through a focused curriculum. They will most likely be throughout a weekend and will be posted in advance as to when they will occur.
If you would like to take a moment of your time and provide feedback to the club as well as request what topics you would like for the bootcamps, please take this survey.
Recently, the club has created a "mini-ctf" with various challenges. If you are new to the club and/or security field, these challenges are great for you as they are very beginner friendly. We wish to continue expanding the challenges located on the site as well as provide more difficult challenges. If you would like to provide additional content, please email me luke [at] whitehatters dot org.
More information on upcoming CTFs that the club will participate throughout the summer can be found here.
Have a wonderful summer!