HackMiami is a hackerspace located in Miami, Florida. The hackerspace was started in 2008 and officially incorporated in 2009. The organization has been involved in research primarily in the fields of malware analysis, botnets, web application security, and network security.
HackMiami began as a group of computer science, and engineering students having biweekly meetings held at Florida International University. The group initially focused on hardware research and development, as well as renewable energy projects. In early 2009, the group began to focus on web application security and malware research. To ensure the quality and control of their research, the group stopped gathering at the university and began meeting in other locations by late 2009.
HackMiami holds public biweekly meetings where matters of information security and the progress of ongoing projects is openly discussed. Members are encouraged to present any new information or research to the group and there is active participation and collaboration between all attendees.
HackMiami holds an annual conference called the HackMiami Hackers Conference.
The HackMiami 2013 Hackers Conference took place over May 17–19, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The event was the subject of the Rolling Stone article "The Geeks on the Front Lines." written by journalist David Kushner, which discussed the topic of government recruitment of hackers for digital warfare.
The Winter Hacker Festival presented by HackMiami took place December 7, 2013 in Miami Beach, FL. The event featured an all day edition of the K&&K CTF hacking tournament and featured performances from YTCracker, Lil Wyte, Project Pat, Dual Core, and DJ Percent 27.
The HackMiami 2014 Hackers Conference took place May 9–11, 2014 in Miami Beach, FL and featured presentations from Intel Security, RSA Threat Labs, and Team Cymru, and HackMiami Board Alexander Heid, James Ball, Rod Soto and Christopher Snyder.
The HackMiami 2015 Conference took place May 15–17, 2015 in Miami Beach, FL and featured presentations from Dave Monnier of Team Cymru and John McAfee and HackMiami Board Alexander Heid, James Ball, Rod Soto and Christopher Snyder.
The HackMiami 2016 Conference took place May 13–15, 2016 in Miami Beach, FL and featured presentations from Iftach Ian Amit and John McAfee and HackMiami Board Alexander Heid, James Ball, Rod Soto and Christopher Snyder.