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Events

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. 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.

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.

Security Obstacle Course

A hands-on challenge to test your ability to defeat modern security sensors! Learn about sensor technology, IoT issues, and get to run a real gantlet of live security sensors like a paid Red Team. Afterwards, you can debrief and learn how to secure your assets better. Full details on the Security Obstacle Course page.