Virtual Edition 2020 - Build C-19 - 12 challenges of Hackfest

After several months of analyzing the Covid-19 situation in Quebec, we are happy to announce that Hackfest 2021 will officially be in virtual / remote / Covid-19 mode and that we have adapted our partnership offers accordingly!

** Here’s what you can expect from the 2020 event! **

Technologies used and adaptations

  • Partnerships
    • They are adapted to formulas for a virtual event.
  • Training
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Villages
    • 100% Virtual via GoToWebinar
  • Atmosphere and networking
    • Discord server with interaction and badge,goodies and more by level of participation, audio room, partner room and more!
  • Conference registration: Moderator ticket for registration ($10)

Hackfest Annual Event

Hackfest is the largest hacking event in Canada and brings together more than 1400 computer security enthusiasts in 2019 and looking for more than 1600 in 2020. The event takes place over two days of technical conferences about security and hacking and is preceded by 3 days of training which many have been developed for Quebec and in French.

Both nights let participants measure their security and hacking skills in a unique Hackfest CTF Pro and Classic (Capture The Flag). The whole evening is accompanied by a lockpicking contest, DJ atmosphere, workshops, evening conferences, live podcast recording and more.

Capture The Flags (CTF)

On Friday evening, more than 300 participants gather and participate in the unique CTF Pro and Classic organized by the Hackfest every year.

Each year a special element that is not found anywhere else is part of our CTF. It could be a model with environment similar to the SCADA, a reactor, electronic badges, games of Red VS Blue or other!

Hackfest Party

Saturday night party brings together more than 450 participants to play CTFs offered by our partners, listen to a podcast recorded live or socialize to the sound of the DJ and with the bar offered by our partner.

Definitely not to be missed!


The three (3) days before the event we offer international quality training on various topics of hacking and security.

Monthly meeting (QuebecSec.ca)

Every 4th Thursday of the month, a meeting is held in Quebec City at the Cégep Ste-Foy. An hour or two hours presentation with or without demo followed by a dinner and a beer with the Hackfest team. https://quebecsec.ca


Mid year hacking and security international event https://ihack.computer


French International podcast on computer security with Quebec and Europe host. Securite.FM