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10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid
Back for DEFCON 18 - The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid!!! Come and be a lucky audience member who will participate with a DEFCON Celebrity in a fast paced game of Pyramid! It may be the last Dick Clark property to be Seacrested... so we're bringing it to you FIRST! Every contestant has a chance at the FABULOUS PRIZES - all the way up to the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!! (site),(twitter.)
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Last Post: Post Mortem
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Artwork Contest(s)
Want to try your hand with digital art for Defcon?
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by VerminX
Backdoor Hiding Contest
Two contests in one Backdoor Hiding/Finding Contest (participate in either or both): In the first stage, participants provide a source code hiding a backdoor, in the second stage organizers mix the source codes with non-backdoored (placebos), and then ask people to spot the placebos. You get hiding points for being voted as a placebo and finding points for spotting the placebos. (site), (twitter)
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Badge Hacking Contest
The DEFCON Badge Hacking Contest awards the most ingenious, obscure, mischievous, obscene, or technologically astounding badge modifications created over the weekend.
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Be The Match Foundation - Bone Marrow Drive
Thomas Wilhelm was recently a bone marrow donor from the Be the Match program. We like that Idea and are going to do what we can to make sure they have the space they need in order to grow their donor registry.(FAQ), (Main Site), (blog), (twitter), (facebook), (sign-up).
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by Clutch
"Beverage" Cooling Contraption Contest
This contest was first held at Defcon 13. What is being planned for this year? More inside. (site)
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by Club81
CannonBall Run
The CannonBall Run to DefCon (site.)
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Last Post: Off my lazy ass
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by Ray
Everyone knows Capture The Flag! You don't? People apply skills in OS/Applications and protocols to gain access and score points. (site)
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CTP : Capture the Packet
CTP is a network scavenger hunt. In this challenge, contestants will monitor the network, look for clues, solve puzzles, and win prizes.
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Crack Me If You Can
For the first time, KoreLogic's Password Cracking Challenge is coming to DEFCON as a contest. 53,000 password hashes in 48 hours? You game? (site), (twitter)
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Crash and Compile
Coding, compiling, competition, consumption (of alcohol) -- think of the fun! (site), (twitter.)
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Last Post: contest info
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Dark Tangent s Tamper Evident Contest
"Impossible to reseal or reuse". Your goal is to prove them wrong and document your work every step of the way.
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by WiK
DC101 is the Alpha to the closing ceremonies' Omega. It's the place to go to learn about the many facets of Con and to begin your Defconian Adventure. Whether you're a n00b or a long time attendee, DC101 can start you on the path toward maximizing your DefCon Experiences.
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Last Post: Thanks & Boos
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by Clutch
Defcon Shoot
Las Vegas, targets, people, weapons, fun. (site.)
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Defcon Short Story contest
RTFR inside and submit to us a short story. The topic may be of your choosing so long as it meets the guidelines in the rules. Read threads inside for more information
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Outdoor Limited
Defcon Social Engineering Contest
The Crew at is challenging you. We are inviting those of you who think you can use ethical social engineering skills to stretch your limits as a social engineer. A unique blend of information gathering, planning and attack vector execution will challenge the very core of every participant. This will be a different SE challenge as our focus is not on who can “get” the target the worst, but a true display of SE talents. (site) (Blog: Announcement)
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Last Post: Contest anyone?
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Goon Band -- Recognize
The Defcon Goon Band, Recognize, to play in the contest area at Defcon 18!
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Deviant Ollam
Forum Meet
An informal gathering of people on the forums at Defcon.
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by Rhenium
Freakshow Party and Related Events or Contests
Tower of Bendy Girls, DJ Keith and Crew, the Return of the Bungee Run, and the All New Gladiator Joust!
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Hacker Jeopardy
Get the answer, provide the questions. Score the most points, and you win!
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Hacker Karaoke
Hackers, Karaoke... What more do you need to know? Time: Thursday, July 29, 2010 (9PM-2AM) AND Saturday, July 31st, 2010 (9PM-2AM) Location: Skybox #212 (site), (twitter.)
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Last Post: Karaoke Player
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Hardware Hacking Village
Just as the name implies, this is a forum for discussion of the new Hardware Hacking Village. (Wiki: HHV plans)
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Lockpicking Contests
This is the Lockpicking Contest at Defcon. This is a contest run by Deviant and TOOOL-USA. This includes: Points Competition, Lock Field Stripping, Speed Picking Competition, Gringo Warrior, and more!
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LosT @ Con Mystery Challenge
The LosT@Con Mystery Challenge returns to Defcon - will you complete the challenge? (site.)
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by flirzan
Massage Table In Contest Room
There are plans to have a massage table in the contest room. A person has contacted a goon to make arrangements for this, and more information is expected soon. This description and the title for this forum may change once more is known about it.
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by Viss
Get your head buzzed at DC 18 to support the EFF!
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Last Post: Mohawk-Con!
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by spux
Ninja Networks Badge and Events
Forum for threads about the badge and the party. (site) (twitter)
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Official DEF CON DJs, Music, and Events
Official DEF CON DJs, Music, and Events -- Subforum for discussion of The Zombie Ball and Cyberpunk Gala (formerly The Black and White Ball or B&W Ball) and related items like Official Defcon Entertainment, DJ action, music and more.
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Last Post: Beatport
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by Xenos
Open CTF
Not to be confused with the original Capture the Flag (CTF), OCTF is organized by TubeWarriors to be played openly by people at Defcon. (Formerly known as the aCTF or "amateur Capture the Flag.") (site) , (FAQ) , (register).
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In this Mini-Contest from the Hardware Hacking Village (HHV) contestants compete with each other to see: Who can make the coolest PCB Design. (twitter)
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Last Post: PCB Pwnage Rules
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Open to everyone, but goaled to including GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered) Hackers at Defcon-- its a party within Defcon! (site)
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Last Post: QueerCon is on!
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by Xr@y
Ricketts Sniffing/Trivia Contest UNOFFICIAL (last minute addition)
This is not in the program or on the website. Pyr0 let me know that it should be treated as unofficial. This is where general information about the contest would go along with site URL, wiki links and/or twitter links, but there was no planning. Read details inside to learn more.
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by ishtr
Scavenger Hunt
Discussions for The DefCon Scavenger Hunt. Send suggestions for the scavenger hunt list to scavlist (and here is where the at symbol can be placed) gmail (and of course you need a dot here) com (Facebook), (twitter.)
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by eris
Skytalks are presentations (55-110 min) that are designed to overclock your brain with cutting edge information about sensitive topics that you might not be able to freely discuss or research from the privacy of your own home, workplace, or favorite con.
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by Nikita
Spiders are Fun Party and Related Contests
Forum for "Spiders are Fun Party" and associated contests like "World's Number 1 Hacker" or "World's #1 Hacker" or "World's no. 1 Hacker"
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Spot the Fed
The one and only Defcon "Spot the Fed" Contest
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The Summit
Summary: theSummit is a Fund Raiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday Night between Black Hat and DEF CON events.(twitter), (site)
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by Dallas
Toxic BBQ
Where planning and discussion about the Toxic BBQ Event takes place. (site.)
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Last Post: Thanks Again
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by L0nd0
Twitter Hunt
Follow @TheSuggmeister on twitter, and watch for clues which lead to prizes. (@TheSuggmeister), (#defconTH), (FAQ)
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Last Post: Helpful Apps
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Wall of Sheep
Are you a sheep? Maybe you are and don't know it. Think you can herd the sheep to slaughter? Do it! This is the Wall of Sheep.
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by eris
What is in Neil s Pants?
A Trivia game, where prizes include, but not limited to, Items from Neil's pants. Held online & may contain hints & secrets to win Leetness. Prizes to be claimed at Defcon or mailed to via snail mail. Good Luck!
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by Nikita
Contests/Events that have been canceled
*canceled* Defcon Geo Challenge *canceled*
Geo Caching with a digital twist. RFID Caches, Cryptography, Ciphering & GPS reveal digital caches on the Vegas Strip. (site.)
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by mage2
*canceled* Hack Fortress *canceled*
Participate in an 8 vs 8 tournament of the greatest video game ever made. Individuals and teams welcome. (site.) (Previously: Team Fortress 2 Tournament)
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