WOPR Summit

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WOPR Summit is an immersive hacking conference focused on hardware, software, and wireless technologies.

Our next event, WOPR Summit 0x01, will be held on 27-29 March 2020 at Holiday Inn Express, Fort Washington, PA. Buy Your Tickets, Book a room at the hotel, or click here for more details.

COVID-19 UPDATE 2

First, we'd like to say thank you for your patience as we took some time to assess how COVID-19 is impacting our community; it gave us the right amount of time to observe how this pandemic is unfolding and being handled. That said, we will NOT be holding WOPR on the planned date at the end of this month, but are currently working with the hotel to move it to September 18-20 of this year. If you made a hotel reservation with our group code, please don't cancel it. The hotel can migrate everthing in one swoop, reducing administrative overhead for all involved. If the date still doesn't work out, we are assured by the hotel, you will be able to cancel it without penalties.

So what does that mean for WOPR and all of us in the meantime? We're working on holding mini WOPR events during the week of Hacker Summer Camp (Black Hat, BSidesLV, Diana Initaitive, DEFCON) in Las vegas and with other communities and events that would welcome our presence. For those who have purchased a ticket by this June, we will be mailing you a SAO WOPR pin that you can wear at these events to demonstrate your support of WOPR. We also explored a virtural event, but it seemed to conflict with the atmosphere that is generated by WOPR; to keep us all engaged, we plan on having virtual meetups where we can all work on projects together at the same time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. This was a difficult decision, but we're grateful for the understanding of you, the venue, our speakers and staff. Again, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at [canary@woprsummit.org] - We look forward to seeing everyone at our mini-summits and in the early fall!


COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE 1

We at WOPR take our communities health seriously, and are tracking the status of COVID-19 in the Philadelphia region closely. Today (7 March 2020), for the first time, COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania were publicly disclosed. Considering the conference is about 3 weeks out, and with the breaking events, we feel it is too premature to make a decision for go/no go for the conference.

We have speakers and attendees coming from multiple locations, and we understand that many employers are making the decision of travel for their employees. If you cannot make the conference, please let us know at [canary@woprsummit.org], and we will work with you to accommodate your situation. We're also working on options that could enable remote participation. For now, the COVID CANARY is ALIVE, and WOPR is still going to happen as scheduled. Our next team meeting is on 11 March, and we feel that by then we will know a whole lot more about how this is going to impact the event regionally, with our teams, speakers, and participants.

Important Dates

Dec 14, 2019 - Call For Presentations closed
Feb 25, 2020 - Call For Volunteers closed
Feb 28, 2020 - Online registration closed
Mar 27-29, 2020 - In person registration = $100 (Students: $50)