DEF CON China 1.0: Open Calls for Participation!
DEF CON China 1.0 is getting closer, so it's time to get involved! Here are the many Calls for Participation that opened today:
Workshops: If you've got teaching skills and some cool hacker knowledge to share with the DC China attendees, pitch it to us. We're looking for technical, unique content, and we know you're out there.
Demo Labs: This call is for anyone with an open source project you'd like to demonstrate to the public. It's a great way to get feedback on your work, find collaborators and see your ideas in use by the target audience.
Villages: Villages are all-day, hands-on spaces dedicated to a specific area of hacking.
Contests and Events: Hackers need to have fun, too. If you have a clever competition idea or an entertainment proposal, this is for you. Some of the more famous previous contests and events at DEF CON are the Scavenger Hunt and the Wireless Capture the Flag contest. If your idea is good, we'll help you get it realized.
DEF CON belongs to the community, and the best way to feel a part of that community is to join in and help build. We can't wait to see what kind of ideas you've got!
Call for Workshops at DEF CON 27!
Boom! Another DEF CON 27 Call goes live!
Our wildly popular Workshops are back for DC27, and if you’ve got a fire abstract you could be leading one!
The details and submission guidelines are on the workshops page, but the tl;dr is this:
You (singular or plural) have he perfect idea for a DEF CON training.
You take this idea and submit it to us before May 1, with all the information we ask for in the workshops page.
We are psyched about the magnificence of your idea and we maybe ask for some more info.
We allot you a projector, a whiteboard and a time slot to make magic with at DC27.
Dozens of hackers pick up what you’re putting down, depart the Con wiser and embiggened.
You feel awesome. They feel awesome. Your Speaker badge looks awesome.
Sounds good, right? If you’ve got the goods, get busy submitting.
DEF CON 27 CFP is Open!
Yes, hacker fam, the Season of the Con is upon us all. Our elite team of reviewers is standing by, ready to examine your proposals for DC27 talks, offer feedback and begin shaping the speaking tracks.
The details are here. Follow directions carefully to stay in the good pile.
Some pro tips:
Link to the theme if you can. We are giving a little extra consideration to proposals that can link DC27’s 'Technology’s Promise' motif.
Get on it ASAP. The reviewers can sometimes help get a worthy though undercooked idea over the finish line, but only if it arrives early enough. Once we get in the red zone you’re kind of on your own, so don’t wait until the last minute.
However it feels right now, summer will be upon us sooner than you think. Get your best ideas together and let’s get busy proposing.
DEF CON China Returns! CFP is Open!
DEF CON China was a great success, and we’re happy to announce that DEF CON is returning to Beijing for DEF CON CHINA 1.0 on 31 May - 02 June 2019!
Today we are opening up the CFP for DEF CON China 1.0 If you’d like to apply to be a speaker, https://defcon.org/html/dc-china-1/dc-cn-1-cfp.html has all the information you’ll need to make a submission. We look forward to your proposals.
The DEF CON China 1.0 website will launch soon, with more information about the venue, and more ways to participate.
We’re very pleased to be bringing DEF CON back to Beijing, and we hope to see you there!
去年办DEF CON China的反应如此热烈，我们将凯旋而归，在今年5月31日至6月2日号举办DEF CON CHINA 1.0！
DEF CON CHINA 1.0的官网将会有对于会议更多的详情及参与的资料。请拭目以待！
DEF CON 27 Call for Villages!
It’s officially DEF CON 27 Open Call season, and we have a nice big one for you today: the Call for Villages is officially open!
Did you look at last year’s 20+ villages and say to yourself, “You know what Village they really need”? Have you been sitting on an idea you know could change the Village game? This is your moment. Share it with us, and if we agree with you we’ll help you make it happen.
A word to the wise, however. The Villages are a lot of work. They require a lot of planning and thinking through, and a lot of personnel support. If you want a chance at getting your idea on, it’s in your interest not to wait until the deadline. The sooner you get in touch, the more we can help. Procrastinating entrants will be fighting for limited space and limited attention from the team making the decisions. Don’t let that be you.
The rules and regulations are available online, and our operators are standing by. Get your ideas together, assemble your team and let’s do this one big.
That rumble you’re feeling? It’s the DEF CON machinery coming online for 2019. Feel free to get psyched.
DEF CON 27 Theme guide!
Tidings of comfort and joy, luminous humans of DEF CON! It’s almost 2019, which means we’re that much closer to DC27.
In anticipation, we’ve created a little 'Technology’s Promise' ePub with homework assignments for the eager, and color and style suggestions for those of you looking to create themed content.
There will be plenty more prompts and inspirations in the coming days, but we encourage you dig in and start preparing. Marinate.
As always, we thank the whole community for the love and enthusiasm you bring to all things DEF CON. We love you right back.
Big things are brewing, y’all. Let’s get it underway!
DEF CON 27 Theme!
Preparations are well underway for DEF CON 27. Meetings are being met, plans are being planned, and the theme is ready for its unveiling.
DEF CON 26 was about the inflection point between disorder and dystopia - the moment before point of no return. This year's theme, in a way, responds to '1983' with new questions. What does it look like when we make the better choice? What kind of world do we hack together in the sunniest timeline? How does our real best-case scenario compare to the future we've been dreaming of for generations?
So, we offer you 'Technology's Promise'. It's a break from the dystopian imagery into a major-key, blue-sky thoughtscape, full of color and light. It's a future where we have tamed some of the more intractable problems that plague us in the present, where technology supports and inspires instead of controlling and surveilling.
To get you in the proper mindset, here's some media to sample:
Star Trek TOS - because the series is based on a future Earth that has learned to manage itself, make working alliances with neighbors and turn its attention to the disciplined exploration of the broader universe. Also LCARS is still cool.
Asimov's Robot series - a future where humankind has built AI android tech that supports rather than supplants humanity, and (usually) behaves itself admirably.
BioShock - a genuinely thought-provoking game about the promises and limits of tech-based utopia.
Kraftwerk, Com Truise, Tangerine Dream - the beautiful sounds of our neon future, rendered in the gorgeously synthesized tones that can only come from the fruitful marriage of human and machine.
We'll be posting more of this as DC27 approaches. Lots more. This is going to be fun.
Join us, won't you?