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We are in the process of updating all contest & event pages for 2023 – some of the information below may be outdated!

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.

HAM Testing

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

Capture the Flag

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

The Intercept (Hardware CTF)

New for 2019! The Intercept is a hardware Capture the Flag (CTF) event focused on testing your skills in hardware hacking, anti-tamper technologies, programming, and more! Full details on the The Intercept page.