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LayerOne is home to a number of events, including many contests to test your hacker mettle.

Lockpicking Village

The lockpicking village is a special area of the conference where attendees can learn about locks and how to open them. There will be mini-lectures and hands-on workshops throughout the weekend on various topics related to lockpicking, safecracking, and locksmithing. For more information see the Lockpicking Village page.

Hardware Hacking Village

The Hardware Hacking village is a special area where conference attendees can learn about electronics, soldering, and circuit design. Classes will be held throughout the weekend to teach you how to assemble the electronic L1 badge, get better at surface mount soldering, and how to design your own PCBs. For more information see the Hardware Hacking Village 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.

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.

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.

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.

(De)Obfuscation Contest

Develop a code-influenced drinking problem in this reversing-focused hacking competition. Full details on the Obfuscation 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.

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.