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Sequoia Flies Into Vegas Fight Scene With DEFCON Drone War

Sequoia Holdings, Inc. To Host Drone Fight Event at DEFCON 23

RESTON, VA – July 26, 2015: Sequoia Holdings, Inc. will be bursting onto the scene at DEFCON for its first time in a most disruptive way – Welcome to Sequoia’s “Drone Fight Club.” Two quadcopter drone operators at a time will be randomly selected to fight it out in the Sequoia Drone Fight Arena, until one drone is disabled or destroyed. The Drone battles will begin at this Official DEFCON 23 Party on Friday, August 7th, 2015, at 7:00pm. Traditional Fight Club Rules will be employed, with the location and access to this space-limited event to be released through Sequoia’s social media channels.

“We are proud to be selected to host this exciting official event for our first DEFCON,” said T. Richard Stroupe, Jr., CEO, Sequoia Holdings, Inc. “Drones fighting to the death embodies the disruptive nature of what our people bring to the technology space – stronger, faster, more powerfully effective ways to serve our clients for mission critical operations.”

“Drone technology is a crucial and growing component of national security and commercial operations, and Sequoia is at the forefront of developing disruptive solutions to serve this market,” added Nick Hopler, host of the event, and Director of Mission Technologies at Sequoia. “This event showcases the ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ team ethos of our company – and drone fights hit both of those!”

Special guests at this event will include Grifter, DEFCON’s Official “From Dusk til Con” Party Ninja, and Hak5’s drone busting guru – Darren Kitchen.

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About Sequoia

Sequoia is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of high-end software engineering and analytic services centered on improving the analytic, collection, collaboration and sharing of data. Headquartered in Reston Virginia, we’re a team of passionate, dedicated individuals who love collaborating to build exceptional software products and solutions. We leverage proven agile methods and open source technologies to build stable, scalable, extensible software for our clients.

As a trusted, long-term partner, Sequoia works side by side with our clients, offering expert, objective software and systems development lifecycle advice and solutions to help solve their most important and complex problems. Our unique approach to developing innovative technology consulting solutions combines deep domain expertise with strong capabilities in strategy, analytics, technology and operations. Developing innovative solutions and investing in passionate technologists is our core mission, and we’re just getting started!

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