Q: What is PhreakNIC?
A: PhreakNIC is a technology conference held annually in Middle Tennessee. PhreakNIC started as an infosec hacker convention but has expanded over the years to include the maker scene, ham radio, DIY engineering, space and science nerds, the skeptics community, electronic and experimental music, gamers, anime, and general geekery.
Q: Why should I attend PhreakNIC?
A: Whether you're interested in technical education, hacking on software and hardware, sourcing maker supplies, building fusion reactors, launching rockets, playing with Lego bricks, listening to weird music, wearing your best costume, gaming, and yes even some late-night drinking with your friends, PhreakNIC is the best tech party you'll ever attend.
Q: When is PhreakNIC?
A: In 2016, the convention starts Friday morning, November 4th, and runs non-stop through Saturday evening, November 5th. Note that there will be setup Thursday night before and if you arrive you can help make sure the Unreal Tournament Gaming Rig still works. We won't say no to those who want to help us load up Sunday Morning ether.
Q: Where is PhreakNIC?
A: PhreakNIC 20 will be held near Nashville, TN, at the Clarion Inn, Murfreesboro (the same location as 2012–2013). Their address is 2227 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. You can call them at (615) 896-2420 and provide "NASHVILLE2600" as the group code to make your room reservation.
Q: I want to give a talk at PhreakNIC. What do I do?
A. Submit following these instructions.. The deadline for PhreakNIC 20 is October 1st, but we accept submissions year-round.
Q: I called the hotel to reserve a room. What do I tell them?
A: Our group code is NASHVILLE2600.
Q: I want to share my vehicle or my room at PhreakNIC, to offset the cost. What should I do?
Get in touch with the community on the Nashville 2600 Root mailing list.
Q: What if I need to find a ride, or want to see if there is a room I can crash in?
A: Get in touch with the community on the Nashville 2600 Root mailing list.
Q: How much does all of this fun cost?
A: Pre-Registration is $30.00 until October 18th. Registration is $40.00 afterwards and at the door. The T-Shirts are $20 each if you purchase them during pre-registration. Volunteers who work two 2 hour shifts, for a total of 4 hours, get a FREE T-SHIRT. Otherwise, the shirts are $25.
Q: Wow, you make a convincing argument. How do I VOLUNTEER?
A: Check the VOLUNTEERS page for more information. We'll be in touch with you about your specific role and give you access to the organization channels.
Q: I have some other question that isn't covered here, where can I ask?