SHACK 2021

aka WhiskeyCon 2021



2020 was a difficult year for everyone. We hope 2021 will be a vast improvement. With some beams of light emitting from the end of the tunnel, we venture to bring back SHACK aka WhiskeyCon in the summer of 2021.

SHACK 2021 aka WhiskeyCon 2021 will have to adapt to the current pandemic situation. The event will be delivered via a combination of physical and online presence amidst safe-distancing and contact tracing measures.

Whatever the mode of delivery, we will endeavour to bring fruition to SHACK 2021 aka WhiskeyCon 2021.

SHACK 2021 aka WhiskeyCon 2021 will be held from 13 July to 16 July 2021.


About SHACK aka WhiskeyCon

WhiskeyCon started in 2014 as part of SyScan Singapore. Instead of the usual Lightning Talks, anyone who wish to go on stage and speak will have to drink 2 shots of whiskey before they can speak for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes is up, the speaker can choose to stop or if he wishes to continue, he would have to drink another 2 shots of whiskey before he is given another 5 more minutes. The speaker can choose to go on and on. So far, WhiskeyCon have been very well received by both the audience and the speakers. The record for WhiskeyCon at the moment is 8 shots of whiskey by @osxreverser.

In 2017, we spawn WhiskeyCon to be a Security event by itself. After 5 days of security training, it was 1 whole night of security talks and drinking.


A Brand-New Name

We received much feedbacks from various parties about the name of the event. We have been told that "WhiskeyCon" does not reflect the true content of the event and in fact causes a lot of misunderstanding. Many security enthusiasts were not able to take part as a result of this. As such we have decided to rename the event "SHACK" as in "SgHACK".


A Brand-New Format

We are going to follow the format of SHACK 2019. Like WhiskeyCon, there will be 2 components for SHACK 2021, in-depth technical classes (SHACK classes) meant for intermediate and advanced security practitioners, and a security talks session (SHACK session) after the completion of the training classes.

SHACK classes will be held from 13 July to 16 July 2021 and SHACK session will be held in the evening of 16 July 2021.

The SHACK session will have presentations by all the trainers for the SHACK classes. After the presentation, the floor will be opened and anyone will be able to speak as long as they say something about security and they will have to drink 2 shots of whiskey for every 5 minutes they use.

There will be 2 types of participants at SHACK 2021. Students who sign up for any of the SHACK classes will have complimentary access to the SHACK session. Those who do not sign up for the SHACK classes can buy a ticket to attend the SHACK session.

Remember, anyone can speak. You just have to drink.

We hope to see all of you soon.

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