Open Source Hack-a-Thon



Mil-OSS exists to improve technology development and innovation by connecting and empowering an active community of patriotic developers and solution providers with government organizations. Fortunately the Tampa Bay area is blessed with two of the U.S. government’s most visible and recognizable commands, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command.

We’re working closely with them and other organizations across Tampa Bay to develop Hackathon topics that support the Mil-OSS goals of improving use of the taxpayers’ funds through thorough requirements extraction, wise execution, and streamlined delivery by leveraging open source and open technology innovation.

Challenges for this event will focus on the following:

  • Open Source OSINT Framework
  • Ensuring Cloud Security of Server Instances
  • Common Operating Model
  • 3D Model Visualization and Collaboration

Read more about these challenges here.

This challenge is open to industry, government. military, students and academia.

Registration is free for this event but the registration process will close on October 21st at 5:00p.m.

Teams will have the option of working from one of the official event locations or work from a location of their choosing.

All participates must attend the event kickoff and the closing presentations to be eligible for awards.

Event dates: October 23rd – 25th 2015

Contact Jeff Young at or contact the steering committee for this event
at for more information.

This event supports the
Special Operations Warrior Foundation

B-Sides Security Conference in Tampa

Announcing the Inaugural BSides Tampa Bay Information Security Conference at South University on Saturday, February 15.

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter of (ISC)2 Security B-Sides is the first grass roots, DIY, open security conference in the world!

Anyone who works in the world of infosec knows that things move quickly and not pushing innovation can leave you behind.
Based on feedback from our chapter members, this year’s conference will focus on 10 realms within information technology. For this year’s conference we are soliciting creative presentations that fall within the following domains.

Access control                      Information security governance & risk management
Cryptography                        Operations security
Security architecture and design    Legal, regulations, investigations & compliance
Software development security       Telecommunications & network security
Physical (environmental) security   Business continuity & disaster recovery planning

Event Details:

February 15th, 2014
South University
4401 N Himes Ave #175
Tampa, FL 33614
Space is limited, but tickets are FREE!
Register NOW! to participate in #BSidesTampaBay