#SECURITHON: Avira’s first hackathon

At Avira, we believe there is at least one thing multiplying faster than digital threats and that is…good ideas. Considering every day we are discovering more and more about the first ones, we wanted to also give you a chance to share with us your ideas on how we can turn the digital world into a better place.

It is our pleasure to invite you to Securithon, our very first hackathon. The event will take place one month from now, in Bucharest, and it aims at finding ingenious ways of solving ‘dirty software bundles’.  We are inviting skilled and passionate developers to write apps that work against unwanted applications from software bundles.

Who

You are a Computer Science student in your final year or a developer already turning good ideas into code and you’re looking for a cool challenge to prove your skills.

When & Where

27-28 June 2015

Connect Hub (Bucharest, Romania)

Why

Installer bundles often package more components than expected: some of them may install silently, others may come as opt-outs…either way, they represent a serious digital threat for all of us.

Together, we want to find other ways for users to avoid installing these additional components, send them useful notifications and make it easier to totally get rid of any kind of PUAs.

Also, we have prepared special prizes for the first three places and of course coffee and pizza are on us during the whole 24 Hours!

You’ll be working in teams of up to 4 members so prepare to share all the fun.

How

Registrations are on Eventbrite and the number of places is limited. Make sure to reserve your seat as soon as possible.

PR & Social Media Manager @Avira.