Pwnie Awards 2017

2020 Nomination for Most Epic FAIL

BlackHat

Professional integrity is the core value of Pwnies, so we won’t ever talk shit about our generous hosts, BlackHat. This conference has always been transparent about its priorities starting from ticket pricing to the gorgeous vendor hall. Last year they stepped up their game, by giving opportunity for members of underrepresented groups - prodvided they are rich enough. Crown Sterling’s presentation about quasi primes and infinite wave conjugations was undoutably a milestone for the often disregarded minority of wealthy lunatics, and as true admirers of surrealism, we can only hope this will open doors to more, similar acts. The only bit of criticism we can provide, is that the event missed this opportunity to further clarify its goals, while deflecting any accusations of racism, by renaming themselves to GreenHat.