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Ham Testing Returns!

Posted on 18 April 2014 (0)

Are you lonely?
Need someone to talk to?
Do discussions about volts, amps, watts, ohms, and high voltage excite you?
Are you a social outcast without a hope of ever finding companionship?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are probably already a ham. If you answered no to any of them, you probably aren’t a ham….but we can fix that!

Come ruin your social life the right way by taking the amateur radio exams at LayerOne! If you’re looking to upgrade (read: become even more uncool and/or lose your significant other) we can handle that for any amateur radio license class, too!

Sign up at THIS LINK, bring $14 (cash only), and two forms of ID (one should be a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license).

The LayerOne Staff

Tamper-Evident Contest

Posted on 17 April 2014 (0)

Wait, it’s not a box?

Another year, another tamper-evident contest! A departure from the weekend long contests of previous years, this year requires only 30 minutes of time to compete. Don’t be fooled — this contest will still require you to bring your A game!

Oh, and did we mention you don’t get a box this year? You get a keycard to a room. More details on the Tamper Evident Contest page! Sign up NOW!

The L1 Staff

First Round of Speakers!

Posted on 24 March 2014 (0)

We’re proud to announce the first round of speakers for LayerOne 2014:

Gleep – Reverse Engineering 101
Daniel Zolnikov – Privacy and Policy, Fighting an Uphill Battle
Robert Rowley – Detecting and Defending Against State-Actor Surveillance
Matthew Hoy / John Stauffacher – Are you a Janitor, or a Cleaner?
KRS – The Making of the 2014 Badge
Robert Wood – Next Generation Red Teaming
Matt Mosley / Kevin Dick – Bug Bounty Extortion

Details for each speaker and their talks will be posted on the Speakers page soon! If you want to speak at LayerOne 2014, you have one week left to submit something. You can find instructions for how to submit a talk on the Call For Papers page.

Don’t forget to pre-register for the conference, and get your hotel room discounted before the offer ends on May 9th!

The LayerOne Staff

2014 Pre-Registration Now Open!

Posted on 06 March 2014 (0)

Pre-reg is now up! Run, don’t walk, over to the Registration page and get registered today. As mentioned previously, the 2014 badge is absolutely insane. There’s a limited number of pre-built conference badges available this year, get them while they last!

Our first round of speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

The LayerOne Staff

HABEX Launch Returns!

Posted on 14 February 2014 (0)

Preparing for the HABEX Pico launch. (LayerOne 2013)

Another year, another High-Altitude Balloon EXperiment (HABEX) launch! This year’s payload is CUBEX-1, capable of both GPS reporting and image streaming. CUBEX-1 will be sending data back to the ground station in LayerOne 2014′s Hardware Hacking Village while it journeys towards the deserts north of the Angeles Crest mountains. CUBEX-1 is expected to reach a peak altitude of 100,000 feet! It will be launched on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 12:00 (Noon) in the pool area.

Don’t miss it!

The LayerOne Staff