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  • Call for Information - ALL CONTESTS

    This email serves as the the initial call for information for your specific contest. Due to the change in venue, a change in contest space, and a constantly evolving conference agenda; I need you to provide the following pieces of information as soon as possible. These are required to ensure proper scheduling of events, address security concerns, ensure adequate space layout for each contest, and that these contests will actually be held.

    1) Level of participation (How many attendees do you think might participate in this event?)
    2) Space requirements (What is the minimum amount of space you need to run this event?)
    3) Hours of operation (Will you be active throughout the conference? 4 hours a day?)
    4) Prize Expectations (How will you provide prizes for the attendees or is this "bragging rights" only?)
    5) Security Expectations (What security requirement do you expect for your contest area?)
    6) Where are the contest rules posted and when will they be posted?
    7) Full contact information for the contest POC.
    8) If you have a sponsor (be careful with this one), please provide information on who that sponsor is.

    *** I need this information, along with a full write up on your contest no later than May 15th. It takes time to create the printed materials for Defcon. If you don't have your information to me in time, you will NOT be included in the printed materials. PLEASE TO ME BY EMAIL, NOT HERE.***

    With that said, there are some things you need to be aware of right now. Black badges WILL NOT be given as prizes to all contest winners. Period. There is no argument about this. The "cool factor" of winning a black badge is that not everyone has one. Bear that in mind. I do not approve the contests that will receive a black badge, so don't ask.
    It's a panel of leadership at the conference. We will let you know if your event will be receiving the black badge as a prize. If you don't hear from us, assume you will NOT be getting one.

    The success of your event depends directly on your energy in organizing and promoting the event. Do not depend on word of mouth or your website alone to generate interest in your contest. We've seen some great ideas end up in the toilet because people never put the energy in to their event.

    I will be your primary point of contact for the contest area and all contest scheduling. Questions, comments and concerns should be directed to me immediately. If you wait until the last minute to approach me with issues, they'll likely not be resolved. This should be a great year for us and I wish you all the best with your event.

    This will be cross posted to the forums at forum.defcon.org.

    -Russ
    russ@defcon.org
    russr@securityhorizon.com <- Use this address

  • #2
    The following events are listed in the forums, but not yet listed on the DC14 page as events or contests. Double-check to make sure you have submitted your information! (Remember, being listed in the forums means nothing, except people can talk about how your event is not on the DC14 page. ]:> )

    Amateur CTF
    BuzzWord Survivor
    Lockpicking Contest (aka: LPCON)
    Net Appliance Challenge
    PokerCon
    Scavenger Hunt
    (WarDriving) Wireless Contest

    /me applies peer pressure.

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    • #3
      Reminder: 9 days left until May 15. (See above.)

      While visiting the defcon site for contests and events it seems there is no mention of the following events/contents:

      Amateur CTF
      BuzzWord Survivor
      Forum Meet
      Lockpicking Contest (aka: LPCON)
      Net Appliance Challenge
      PokerCon
      *Quarks
      Scavenger Hunt
      **The Summit
      *SushiCon
      (WarDriving) Wireless Contest

      People running those events in bold, should verify that your papers are turned in, as there is no mention on the defcon website for these events yet.
      *- These events probably don't need to submit papers, since they seem to center around forum people.
      **- this is not really a defcon event, but one that takes place pre-con.

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      • #4
        "Hello. Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home?" (Pink Floyd)

        Yeah. 2 Days left. These are not yet linked from the two pages on the Defcon site:
        (contests and events)
        If you have sent in your documentation as requested above, you may want to verify that it has been received.
        If you have not sent in your documentation, you better hurry it up:

        Amateur CTF
        BuzzWord Survivor
        Forum Meet
        Lockpicking Contest (aka: LPCON)
        Net Appliance Challenge
        PokerCon
        *Quarks
        Scavenger Hunt
        **The Summit
        *SushiCon
        (WarDriving) Wireless Contest

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        • #5
          Thorn is currently not on the continent and may be hard to reach for the wireless contest info. I'll do what I can to get his info to you.
          Never drink anything larger than your head!





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          • #6
            Originally posted by renderman
            Thorn is currently not on the continent and may be hard to reach for the wireless contest info. I'll do what I can to get his info to you.
            I don't want to assume here, so, I just want to make sure that the "you" mentioned above is Russ.

            I am just playing the part of the whip.

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            • #7
              I am not sure how to verify that my info was in fact received.

              Mail sent to Russ, mail sent to Blackbeelte.

              LosT

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              • #8
                I sent mail to Russ about the acavenger HUnt and have not heard back yet... Russ are you out there?
                If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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                • #9
                  i received an email reply (about something unrelated) from russ only a day or two ago... so he's not in a sarlacc pit or anything.
                  "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                  - Trent Reznor

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                  • #10
                    contests and events appear to have updates, and the following appear to have been added:
                    Net Appliance Challenge
                    Lost Box Competition

                    These are still not yet listed:
                    Amateur CTF A message has been posted on their forums
                    BuzzWord Survivor Email message sent
                    Forum Meet /msg sent
                    Lockpicking Contest (aka: LPCON) email message sent
                    PokerCon /msg sent
                    Scavenger Hunt These organizers are here enough to read this, but email sent
                    (WarDriving) Wireless Contest asking here:

                    Renderman: any word on getting Thorn's info to Russ?

                    Who gave me this whip? It certainly feels good to use it. ]:>

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheCotMan
                      Renderman: any word on getting Thorn's info to Russ?
                      This likely won't happen until Thorn returns from whatever desert we sent him to in search for holy water. I would suspect a couple more weeks or so, then I'll start hounding him too ;)
                      if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheCotMan
                        ...Scavenger Hunt These organizers are here enough to read this, but email sent...
                        I sent the email to Russ@defcon.org and have yet to get word back... I am trying to get it all done, just lemme knwo what to do
                        If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Siviak
                          I sent the email to Russ@defcon.org and have yet to get word back... I am trying to get it all done, just lemme knwo what to do
                          Well, the next thing would probably be to contact Blackbeetle with the information specified, so it can be posted on the website too. :-)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by converge
                            This likely won't happen until Thorn returns from whatever desert we sent him to in search for holy water. I would suspect a couple more weeks or so, then I'll start hounding him too ;)
                            I've sent a message sent to Russ.

                            While I wouldn't call is a desert, the location in question was Northern Ireland, and the holy water was Uisce Beatha* from Bushmills.

                            *That's Gaelic for "The Water Of Life" or "whisky" in English. Skroo is probably one of the few who doesn't need the translation.
                            Thorn
                            "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Thorn
                              I've sent a message sent to Russ.

                              While I wouldn't call is a desert, the location in question was Northern Ireland, and the holy water was Uisce Beatha* from Bushmills.

                              *That's Gaelic for "The Water Of Life" or "whisky" in English. Skroo is probably one of the few who doesn't need the translation.
                              Ah hah! The game of hide and seek is over!

                              Welcome back. :-)

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