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Call for Trainings 2017!

Posted on 10 February 2017 (0)

New for 2017: Training Day! Friday, May 26th will be a day devoted to in-depth, hands-on trainings. LayerOne has always been known for getting our hands dirty and having fun and we hope that dedicated training time is no different. We’re looking for the best and brightest to lead one day training workshops. Head over to our Call for Trainings page for more details and submit your training now! The CFT submissions deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017.

LayerOne 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Gateway LAX on May 26-28, 2017. New for 2017 will be a training day on Friday, May 26th followed by the conference days on May 27-28.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

LayerOne 2017 Dates and CFP!

Posted on 19 January 2017 (0)

LayerOne 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Gateway LAX on May 26-28, 2017. New for 2017 will be a training day on Friday, May 26th followed by the conference days on May 27-28. Expect to see all of your favorite contests and events return, along with some new ones! Contest announcements will start popping up in the weeks to come.

Until then, head over to the 2017 Call for Papers and get your talk submissions in! We look forward to seeing all the great submissions for this year’s event.

We’re still working on the Call for Trainings, check back for that and much more very soon!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

LayerOne 2016 was awesome!

Posted on 02 June 2016 (0)

LayerOne 2016 was awesome! We got great feedback about the extra breathing space in the new hotel, the new Fail of Things event, Sam Bowne’s Hacking Workshop, and of course all of our regular events. How did you like everything this year? Please send us any feedback you have about the new hotel, presentations, villages, contests, and parties to contact{@}layerone.org or via Twitter @Layer_One!

Thank you to all of this year’s attendees, speakers, staff, and our amazing sponsors. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Some photos from the events:

Amit Serper’s talk about OSX adware. Shrugging off anti-reversing protections all day.

Lots of exotic, high security locks in the Lockpicking Village.

Char and Pixel in the Lockpicking Village!

@cyber_viss unleashed.

The winning entries in the Tamper-Evident King of the Hill contest.

Great food and great company at the Saturday Night banquet dinner & Casino Night!

Winning big at this year’s Casino Night!

Glorious, sorta-functional robotic combat at the Hebocon Robot Battle Royale.

Chilling out with some Genie (1979) pinball in the Chillout Room.

Obligatory Hammer Jenga tournament, courtesy of the World Hammer Jenga Association (WHJA).

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

LayerOne 2016 has begun!

Posted on 28 May 2016 (0)

LayerOne is finally here! For those attending, registration starts at 09:00 in the area between the Grand Ballroom and the smaller meeting rooms. Breakfast is also in this area starting at 09:00. The first talk of the day is machinist with his awesome Photogrammetry (3D Imaging) talk! Most of the villages and contests also open at 10:00, check the conference schedule for more information.

For a full floorplan, check your conference programs or see the online floorplan.

Chat with us on Twitter @LayerOne and let us know if you need any help or have any questions.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2016 Contest Roundup

Posted on 27 May 2016 (0)

Looking for something fun to do at LayerOne outside of the numerous presentations and the parties? Read below for a breakdown of the major contest and events that you can participate in. Check the conference schedule for pertinent start and end times for each of the contests.

Thanks to everyone who pre-registered for the event! If you missed the pre-registration deadline, don’t worry: you can still register on-site with card of credit card (via Square) for $160. Registration includes breakfast both days, banquet dinner Saturday night, conference badge, access to all presentations, contests, events, and parties!

Capture the Flag

Competitive hacking and penetration testing event that runs throughout LayerOne 2016. No sign-ups or qualifications – play on-site and WIN. Full details on the Capture the Flag page.

(De)Obfuscation Contest

Develop a code-influenced drinking problem in this hacking competition based around reverse engineering, obfuscation, and obscure code paradigms. Full details on the Obfuscation Contest page.

Tamper-Evident Contest

Show off your tamper-evident hacking skills! Learn about tamper-evident physical security and integrity devices in this weekend-long contest. Full details on the Tamper-Evident Contest page.

Hebocon Robot Battles

Crush your opponents. Hopefully. Build the best worst robot you can in this tour de force robot battle! Full details on the HeboCon Robot Battles page.

Other events:

Hacking Workshop w/ Sam Bowne

Learn to hack all the things! A tour-de-force introduction to practical hacking and exploitation techniques with long-time LayerOne speaker and friend, Sam Bowne. Full details on the Hacking Workshop page.

Fail of Things

Celebrate the wonderful security of Internet of Things devices by dropping an 0day for the worst IoT device you can find! Full details on the Fail of Things page.

Demo Party

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. More information available on the Demo Party page.

HAM Testing

Take your amateur HAM radio license tests at LayerOne! More information on the HAM Testing page.