Leap Day Twitch Stream

Leap Day Twitch Stream


Join us for a mini, virtual conference stream hosted and supported by The Blind Hacker and Dead Pixel Sec on their Twitch Channel.

WHEN: Leap Day (29 Feb 2020); 12 hours starting at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific / 4pm UTC)

WHERE: Twitch channel for The Blind Hacker

WHAT: Speakers and presenters from around the globe will be chatting – might be a mini conference talk, or perhaps a personal perspective about The Diana Initiative, or maybe even a panel discussion covering some of the topics near and dear to our hearts.

WHO: Anyone is welcome to attend our event. As with our in-person conference, we ask that all attendees adhere to our Code of Conduct.

WHY: We’re trying to raise awareness and funds for our 2020 event in Las Vegas. Come, watch the stream, learn about Diana Initiative, donate if you feel compelled, etc.

Hacker Summer Camp Student Scholarships 2020

Hacker Summer Camp Student Scholarships 2020

Information Security is a constantly changing and evolving field. One of the best ways for us as a community to support those up-and-coming into our industry is to encourage students to attend InfoSec conferences, in this case Hacker Summer Camp (BlackHat, BSidesLV, Narwhal.be, Diana Initiative, Queercon, Def Con). Last year, thanks to the amazing generosity of our community, we awarded 9 scholarships to students. This year we hope to increase the amount of the award and send 10 students!


Donation details

We can’t make these Scholarships happen without your help. If you would like to donate toward enabling a deserving student to attend Hacker Summer Camp, please complete the donation form below. Everything donated through this form will go to Scholarship Winners. [If you wish to donate to the Diana Initiative organization, please click here]. Custom amounts are welcomed, however we ask for at least $100.

For our second year our goal is to raise at least $3,000 for each of 10 students. This should enable a student to cover hotel room, food, and some travel expenses in order to attend The Diana Initiative and some additional hacker summer camp activities. We understand that depending on the origin of the student this may not cover all their expenses, so if we beat our goal we would love to increase the amount we award each student so that they get to experience The Diana Initiative, learn to solder, career village, connect with mentors in the InfoSec community, take part in a Capture the Flag competition, and possibly find their niche in this field without hurting their budget.

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Donations for 2020 Student Scholarships will close on 30 May 2020 so that students have enough time to book travel.

Scholarship details

Scholarships include:

  1. An entry badge for The Diana Initiative 2020
  2. Check for 1/10th of the amount raised
  3. Hotel reservation transferred to your name (You will need to pay for it using a portion of the check)
  4. We are hoping to announce additional benefits soon! (If your organization or event would like to donate tickets or other in-kind items that are not cash, please reach out)

Depending on the amount raised and your personal circumstances scholarships MAY NOT cover all travel costs to/from Las Vegas, NV; meals; or any additional funds or benefits.

Scholarships are available to all students, regardless of race, gender, orientation, nationality, residence, or current education program.

In order to qualify for a Student Scholarship to The Diana Initiative, applicants must be a student (high school, college, university, or certificate program) with an interest in Information Security.

Applicants under 18 years old, if selected to receive a Scholarship, will be required to provide their legal guardiansโ€™ contact information, as the guardian will be required to agree to all the conditions. In addition, the guardian will need to accompany and be held responsible for the under-18 Scholarship winner. The guardian will receive an entry ticket to our conference, and will share a hotel room with the winner.

At this time, Applications for the Scholarships are not yet open. Dates will be announced in early 2020.

This year, the following organizations are working together to enable the Hacker Summer Camp Student Scholarship:

Logo: Diana Initiativeย  ย  Logo: Women Hackerzย  ย  ย Logo: WoSec

Questions regarding our Student Scholarships can be directed to [scholarships@dianainitiative.org].

2020 Donors

2020 Donors

On behalf of the whole team, we would like to thank all of our donors, anonymous and public alike, as well as the contributors and supporters, for their generous help and donations for our event in 2020! It really shows what a truly amazing community we are part of โ€“ you are all stars!

Andy Bard




Kat Valentine


Petyo Zhechev


Nina Kollars amazing talk brought me here. Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IT2oAzTcvU





Augusta Bodenhamer




Reed Haynes






Paul Johnson


happy to support this quality confrence that is a wonderful compliment to hacker summer camp.