Latest news on LayerOne 2015

Subscribe to the RSS Feed

The Room – 2015 Tamper Contest!

Posted on 26 April 2015 (0)

A meeting. A package. A traitor.
Who can you trust?

The exclusive LayerOne “intelligence sport” contest returns for another year of espionage and intrigue!

In THE ROOM, you join an elite black bag team tasked with setting up surveillance in a hotel room. You’ll be monitoring communication between a suspected spy and your source. Bug the room to document the spy’s handoff of classified material — tamper the package to discredit him. Be careful…a mistake in tampering the package means certain death for your source!

Visit the Tamper-Evident Contest page for instructions on how to register and other contest information as it is posted. PLEASE NOTE: the space for this contest is extremely limited, so sign up now if you want to guarantee your spot!

Don’t forget to pre-register for LayerOne 2015 early to get a discount on entry!

The LayerOne Staff

Room Rate Ends May 9th!

Posted on 22 April 2015 (0)

Don’t forget to book your LayerOne 2015 room! Use THIS LINK to get a discounted rate. Alternatively, call the hotel directly at 626-357-1900 or toll free at 877-361-5743. Ask for the “LayerOne Conference 2015 rate” when booking! Discounted room rates are available until May 9, 2015. More information about the conference hotel is available at the Venue page.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pre-register for the conference at the registration page. Pre-registration gets you full access to to the event and all presentations, contests, and villages. You can also register on-site during the event via cash or Square.

Later this week we’ll be announcing our first round of speaker selections and even more great contests on the bill for this year. Stay tuned!

The LayerOne Staff

2015 Badges Sneak Peek!

Posted on 18 April 2015 (0)

2015 Attendee Badge Prototype.

Another year, another pair of amazing badge designs from from CharlieX and MMCA of Null Space Labs! This year’s attendee badge is a ring of WS2812B 5050 RGB LEDs powered by a Cypres PSoC 4. There’s also wifi, but what ever could that be for? The photos above are of the prototype version of the badge — the final version will have all I/O broken out for all of your hacking and reprogramming needs.

2015 Speaker/Staff Badge Prototype.

Above is the prototype version of the speaker/staff badge. It uses the Ralink RT350F Wi-Fi System-On-Chip (WiSOC) to power OpenWRT and includes USB and two ethernet ports. What can you do with the wifi? Well, speaking purely hypothetically, you could maybe do something like control the LEDs on nearby attendee badges. You know…in theory.

You can read the full build details for both badges, including a wealth of information for badge hacking at CharlieX’s Hackaday Project Page

The LayerOne Staff

2015 CFP now CLOSED – Call for Art extended to Apr 15th!

Posted on 03 April 2015 (0)

Thanks to everyone who submitted a talk to this year’s LayerOne Call for Papers! We’ll review all submissions and post speaker selections and the conference schedule in the coming weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: the Call for Art deadline has been extended to April 15th, 23:59 PDT. Lots of great submissions so far; keep them coming!

Additional announcements for contests, sponsors, speakers, and more are on the way. Stay tuned!

The LayerOne Staff

2015 CFP Closing in Four Days!

Posted on 27 March 2015 (0)

Don’t forget: The LayerOne 2015 Call for Papers closes on March 31, 2015 at 23:59 PDT. You have just over four days to get us your talk submissions! Do you have multiple ideas but you’re not sure which one to submit? Send them to us and we’ll let you know what we think!

For inspiration from previous years, check out the LayerOne Archives!

The LayerOne Staff