Sunday, May 29, 2011

ROOTCON welcomes Shipcode as a Blog Contributor

In less than a month, after posting “Are you a Techie Blogger? Join ROOTCON!”, one of our regular online visitors emailed us at info[at]rootcon[dot]org and introduced himself as Shipcode and interested to apply as a Techie Blogger for ROOTCON.

He has been with us since DEFCONPH (then became PinoyGreyHat) and finally ROOTCON. We started DEFCONPH in 2008 and now it’s already 2011. ROOTCON followed in 2009. Time flies so fast! Wew!

I was not mistaken when I posted “Are you a Techie Blogger? Join ROOTCON!” because he was inspired to share his knowledge about security after reading that post. He’s a student enrolled in Computer Programming course in one of the universities here in Cebu City, Philippines.

Technically speaking, I saw his nick in our ROOTCON Forum but only this time that I get the chance to know him better.

The reason why ROOTCON decided to invite contributors / techie bloggers because we know from the very beginning that it will also benefit the community to see someone contribute right before their eyes. First I had to ask myself: How would that benefit the community?

My first hope was that people would see what it takes to start from the very beginning and what it will become in the future.

What is the Future of ROOTCON?

My online friends and even those in the industry encouraged me to continue contributing to ROOTCON because they compare this to any international security events like DEFCON and BlackHat in the US.

Like in India, they started ROOTCON 2011 just this year and look what they have now. India has good sponsors and supported by their government. View and read their appreciations. Please don't be confused, it's not a copycat because ROOTCON Philippines started in 2009.

Reading about it and joining our ROOTCON Forum is one thing, but seeing it in action can be even better.

How can you support ROOTCON? Email us at info[at]rootcon[dot]org.

About the Contributor:

A self-confessed blogger minus the coffee. He maximizes his skills in consultancy, project management, professional networking and very active in conceptualizing things. To date he already conducted several IT / Information Security events as his passion since 2007. Currently he's working as a Technical Support Specialist in a local company.

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