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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.

Last Call for 2016 Online Pre-Registration!

Posted on 24 May 2016 (0)

You have just over 24 hours left to secure your spot at LayerOne 2016! Head over to the registration page and get your tickets now! Pre-registration gets you full access to the event, all presentations, contests, villages, and the Saturday Night party. Register now and save!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2016 Electronic Badge Sneak Peek

Posted on 20 May 2016 (0)

CharlieX and MMCA from Null Space Labs are back with another awesome badge design for 2016! Key features of this year’s badge:

* 5×4 WS2812B RGB LED matrix
* Programmable System on Chip (PSOC) 4
* Broken out PSOC4 IOs
* ESP8266 WiFi module with GPIO’s added to the PSOC4 so they can interact and the ESP8266 can be reset
* Mini breakout area
* 3.3V & Battery rails

Full build details and the story of the making of the 2016 electronic badge is available on CharlieX’s Hackaday project page. See the maiden voyage of the badge builds in the video below!

Don’t forget – you have until May 25th to save big on entry. Head over to the registration page and secure your tickets now! Pre-registration gets you full access to the event, all presentations, contests, villages, and the Saturday Night party.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2016 Saturday Night Party

Posted on 19 May 2016 (0)

This year’s Saturday Night Party is a Casino Night! Come enjoy the banquet feast, then roll with the best of them while enjoying the finest in live jazz and blues music. Casino Night is a formal wear event; please dress accordingly. Banquet, Casino, and live music starts at 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 28th in the Grand Ballroom.

Don’t forget – you have until May 25th to save big on entry. Head over to the registration page and secure your tickets now! Pre-registration gets you full access to the event, all presentations, contests, villages, and the Saturday Night party.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

Pre-Registration Closes in One Week!

Posted on 17 May 2016 (0)

Online pre-registration for LayerOne 2016 closes in ONE WEEK! You have until May 25th to save big on entry. Head over to the registration page and secure your tickets now! 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.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff