Hack the beach

Ditch your wintertime blues and join us for a month of security research in Goa

What: An intense research month at the beach

To escape the cold of winter, each year we take a trip to somewhere warm. For our time on the beach, we bring our entire team and various projects we want to hack on. Sometimes this is breaking some new hardware, and other times hacking the next mobile protocol.

We welcome the opportunity to see some new faces and the ideas they might bring. That's why we're inviting you to join us in Goa for one month starting in February 2017.

This is an all-expenses paid trip including flights, a room in our beachside villa, freshly cooked food, and shipping or buying whatever you want to hack on. More importantly, you will receive support from the team that brought to life hacks like BadUSB and Shopshifting.

How: Propose a research topic

We are doing this to give back to the community and get others as excited about research as we have been for years. A lot can happen in one month.

All you need to do in preparation is to come up with a hacking target. Ideally, this would be something that you can publish at a conference.

To start, you will present your results to our team at the end of the month. Don't worry, we'll help you prep the talk.

The deadline for submissions is November 20th 2016. Selections will be made by December 15th 2016, and final round selections by December 30th 2016.

Your application

Please send your hacking idea to beach@srlabs.de including:

Please be verbose, so we don't have to ask too many follow-up questions.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!