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LayerOne 2015 Demo Party!

Posted on 26 January 2015 (0)

The LayerOne 2015 Demo Board!

LayerOne is proud to announce a new contest for 2015: The LayerOne Demo Party! For those of you who don’t know, demos are a combination of programming challenge, artwork, and music. You’re given specific hardware with any number of restrictions – code size, available memory, processor speed. Your goal is to output audio and video that pushes the limits of what is considered possible with such limited hardware. Here’s some examples of award-winning demos on the Commodore 64, Atari XL/XE, and an 8-bit Atmega88 microcontroller. Not enough? What about a full, three and a half minute 1080p HD demo written in just 4kb of code? Check out elevated by Rgba & TBC.

Get your official L1 2015 demo board now at the Hackaday Store!

For full information on the Demo Party categories, rules, and getting started, visit If you’re interested in the technical specs for the demo board, you can also check out the Hackaday IO L1 Demoscene Board Project Page!

An example of different effects and 3D rendering on the LayerOne Demo Board:

The LayerOne Staff

2015 Call for Papers is open!

Posted on 16 January 2015 (0)

The Call for Papers for the eleventh annual LayerOne conference is NOW OPEN! As always, we’re looking for the best and brightest speakers from all avenues of the information security world! Not sure what kind of talks we host? Check out the Archives to see presentations from previous LayerOne events.

Stay tuned for this year’s contest announcements, pre-registration, and more event information!

The LayerOne Staff

Mark your calendars for LayerOne 2015!

Posted on 12 January 2015 (0)

LayerOne 2015 will be held on May 23-24, 2015 at the Monrovia DoubleTree! Stay tuned for the Call for Papers and many new contest announcements!

The LayerOne Staff

LayerOne 2014 was awesome!

Posted on 17 June 2014 (0)

Thanks to everyone who made it out for LayerOne 2014! Whether you were watching talks, hacking away at contests, learning about soldering and electronics in the Hardware Hacking Village, or popping locks in the Lockpicking Village, fun times were had by all! Thanks to all of our fabulous sponsors for helping making this year the best yet.

Please send any feedback, conference/contest writeups, and photos to [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you again at LayerOne 2015!

The LayerOne Staff

Photos from this year’s event:

Arko and Stealth prepping for the CUBEX-1 Balloon Launch

Putting in work learning to solder at the Hardware Hacking Village!

Learning all about high (and low) security locks in the Lockpicking Village.

Team mosy’s game face while stomping on obfuscated code in the (De)Obfuscation Contest.

Contestants working hard in the DC 949 CTF contest.

Badge hacking! Resistor spider complete with cylon LED face.

Badge hacking! Well, sort of…

Closing ceremonies being Dealt With.

(De)Obfuscation is Live!

Posted on 24 May 2014 (0)

The (de)obfuscation contest is up and running! Play online at! Remote participants are welcome, but only local players are eligible for prizes!