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DC22: Official and Unofficial Contests
Artwork Contest(s)
Want to try your hand with digital art for Defcon? (More info from Neil later.)
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by neil
"Beverage" Cooling Contraption Contest (BCCC)
This contest was first held at Defcon 13. What is being planned for this year?
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Black Bag (Lockpicking Contest)
Contest run by Deviant, Black Bag is to replace Gringo Warrior, (twitter)
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Attack your way to the moon! (site) , (FaceBook) , (twitter)
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by Abstrct
Counterfeit Badge Contest
Achieve glory through forgery. Come test your skills. The winning entry gets auctioned for charity.
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Crack Me If You Can
For the 4th year, KoreLogic is running the premiere password cracking contest. How many hashes can you crack during DEFCON? Fire up your CLOUD and GPUs. (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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by krux
Creative Writing: 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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CTF: Capture the Flag
Temporary description until one is provided:
Back again to run the CTF this year we have the "Legitimate Business Syndicate" prepared to run CTF at Defcon. (site) , (Registration (closed: no longer valid)), (twitter), (blog/anouncement)
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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. (site)
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by stits
Defcon Beard & Moustache Competition
Due to the growing number of awesome beards at DEFCON and the (popularity?) of the shitshow that is beardsmanship, it's time that folks were recognized for letting their unix beards fly. (site), (twitter), (facebook)
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The DEFCON Darknet Project
<DAEMON>This world is getting out of control. Join us to create a defendable future. We will help you improve your skills and introduce you to a new community. We'll make sure you are prepared for the inevitable. Start here: (twitter)
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DefconBots Robot Contest
Under new Management. Planning, Discussion, Q&A and Status for the Defcon Robot Contest. More information at (site), (github)
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by jotux
EFF "SOHOpelessly broken" (EFF SOHO Router Hacking)
Public open hacking of 10 off-the-shelf routers from popular manufacturers. (site)
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Hack Fortress
Hackers and gamers team up in the coolest gaming tournament at Defcon. Combining a hacking contest with a TF2 tourney, the teams must work together as actions in one environment impact the other. (twitter), (site)
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by Jutral
Hacker Jeopardy
Get the answer, provide the questions. Score the most points, and you win!
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Hacker Jeopardy Trials
Tryouts for Hacker Jeopardy to improve quality of live game play
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Hacker Pyramid
Back for DEFCON 22 - 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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*UNOFFICIAL* Hacker War Games
"Tactical Soldier Warfare" meets the "Defcon Shoot". Returns as an unofficial event from last year.
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by seeess
Hackers Against Humanity
From Vegas 2.0, creators of The DEF CON Summit, Borrowed from "Cards Against Humanity," you have Hackers Against Humanity. (site)
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Network Forensics Puzzle Contest
This 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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OpenCTF (Open Capture The Flag)
Not to be confused with the original Capture the Flag (CTF), OCTF is organized by The Open CTF Group to be played openly by people at Defcon. (Formerly known as the aCTF or "amateur Capture the Flag.") (site).
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Pimp my Rascal
Spend less than $500 to mod a Rascal (or similar) without damaging it by 1:00pm Saturday. Who will win?
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Project 2
A drop-in puzzle contest for novice to advanced individuals or teams who don't want to commit to doing a contest for the whole con. (site)
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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, (site), (Facebook), (twitter.)
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Last Post: Thank you all!
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by Salem
The Schemaverse Championship
The Schemaverse is a space-based strategy game implemented entirely within a PostgreSQL database where you compete against other players using raw SQL commands. Use your SQL skills to interactively command your fleets to glory during this weekend-long tournament for the database geeks. Or, if your PL/pgSQL-foo is strong, wield it to write AI and have your fleet command itself while you enjoy the con! (site) , (Twitter)
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SECTF for kids (Social Engineering Capture the Flag for kids)
For Defcon 22, the Crew at is challenging kids. 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)
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SECTF 5 (Social Engineering Capture the Flag 5)
Returning to Defcon 22, 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. Takes place in the Social Engineer Village. (site), (event) (blog), (twitter)
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TCP/IP Drinking Game
Contestants must answer the most detailed TCP/IP questions... Or be forced to drink!
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T.D. Francis X-Hour Film Contest
Teams compete to make a film during DEF CON.
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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. (site), (twitter)
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Warlock Games
Participants try their skills with digital forensics, physical security, and other challenges from an exploit team. (site)
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Wifi Sheep Hunt
22 Escaped Sheep are tagged with some RF emitting devices and running loose. Locate and return them to the barn
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Wireless Capture the Flag (WCTF) (Wifi CTF)
Multi-part contest to capture the flag, centered on WiFi.
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Zapping Rachel
Honeypot building/breaking contest
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DC22: Official and Unofficial Events
303 Skytalks
Back for a fifth blowout year, 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. (Facebook), (twitter), (site)
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4th Defcon Bike Ride (was Defcon Cycle_OverRide)
Rent bicycles, Round Trip Bike Ride From McGhies to Red Rocks
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Art for Charity
Sales of art, shirts, and other art related items to raise profits for HFC and EFF
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Be The Match Foundation - Bone Marrow Drive
Back for its fourth year! Take part of the coolest "Bio-Hack" around... register with "Be the Match" at DefCon, and take the first step to become a Bone Marrow Donor. (site), (blog), (twitter), (FaceBook), (Sign-up/Signup).
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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. (site), (twitter)
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by eris
DEAF CON is unofficial DEF CON event which is volunteer-run, peer service funded by independent donations. It is for deaf and deaf-friendly to meet and share thoughts and services. (DEAF CON not affiliated with the speaker-track services using CART and text on screens.)
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*UNOFFICIAL* Defcon Shoot
Las Vegas, targets, people, weapons, fun. (site.)
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by seeess
Faces of Defcon
Art Gallery of art from Y3ti -- Faces of DEF CON
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Hacker Karaoke
Hackers, Karaoke... What more do you need to know? Time: ... Location: ... (site), (twitter.)
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Ham Radio Examinations
Want to get your amateur (ham) radio license? (site)
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Media Server Content at DEF CON
<voice: Natasha>Zomeone let out zee zeekret planz</voice> (Someone let out the secret plans.) What content should be available from a media server at DEF CON 22?
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by Guest
Get your head buzzed at DC 21 to support the EFF! (twitter) (site)
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DC22: Official and Unofficial Parties and Social Gatherings
DEF-CON XXII (22) Official Arts & Entertainment Planning+Update Forum
Pools, hackers, sunburns, dragons?, rappers, djs, musicians, spies & interactives! (twitter/facebook links to be revised later.)
Forums: General Updates/Planning
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Forum Meet
An informal gathering of people on the forums at Defcon.
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Last Post: JOIN US!
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by eris
Goon Band -- Recognize
Back again, the Defcon Goon Band, Recognize, to play in the SECRET LOCATION at Defcon 22! (Where "Secret Location" is TBA.)
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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) , (facebook) , (twitter)
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The Summit EFF Fundraiser
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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DC22: Villages
Crypto and Privacy Village
Cryptoparty-style tutorials on use of encryption tools like Tor and GPG, Cryptanalysis/breaking 101, maybe even EFF presence talking about privacy law. (site), (Google Group), (tentative schedule)
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Hardware Hacking Village
Just as the name implies, this is a forum for discussion of the new Hardware Hacking Village. (twitter)
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ICS Village
Discussion for the proposed ICS Village at DEF CON. Learn about control systems, discuss ICS/SCADA security, and get hands on demos and more! (twitter)
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Lockpick Village
The Lockpick Village has many demonstrations and some contests. This is a run by mny volunteers such as Deviant and TOOOL-USA. This may include contests such as: Points Competition, Lock Field Stripping, Speed Picking Competition, and more!
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Social Engineering Village
A village dedicated to all things Social Engineer!
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Tamper Evident Village
After a few years of "Dark tangent's Tamper Evident Contest" , new for Defcon 22 is the "Tamper Evident Village. (This description may change without announcement.) (site)
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by stits
Wireless Village
Everything you always wanted to know about wireless (802.11, bluetooth, RFID) and Amateur Radio all in one place. The Defcon 22 Wireless Village is the place you will want to be. Stop by, listen, learn and have fun. (twitter)
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