DEF CON China [Beta] Site is Live! Calls are open!
DEF CON China [beta], co-hosted by Baidu Security, is happening May 11-13, and we’re moving into high-gear Con mode! In addition to the Call for Papers, we’re also opening up the following Calls:
Contests and Events. Puzzlemasters, game-makers and party-throwers, bring us your best ideas! We want to share the fun side of DEF CON with the world, and if your proposal is selected, we’ll pitch in to make it a reality.
Villages. The hands-on mini-con is a perfect introduction to DEF CON, and we’re looking to you to conceive, plan and run the DEF CON Village we’ve never seen but always needed. Assemble your team, create your proposal and join us in Beijing!
Demo Labs! This is your chance to show off the project you’ve been hacking on, and get attention and feedback from the DEF CON community. Take that open source effort out of the garage and into the spotlight!
You’re still reading - probably because you’re psyched and looking for where you sign up, right? Maybe a DEF CON China website where you can find all the rules, parameters and relevant info? We’ve got that. Head over to https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-china/dc-cn-index.html, get spun up and then make us proud!
Here it is... The Call for Everything!
Can you feel it? That electricity in the air? It’s the machinery of DEF CON 26 coming to life. The lights are blinking, the drives are spinning and the freshly oiled jaws are wide open for content.
Welcome to the Call for Everything! We’re looking for proposals in the following areas: Talks, Workshops, Villages, Contests, Events, Parties, Music, Demo Labs, Press, and Vendors!
The DEF CON 26 Call for Everything page is where to start for your assignment parameters.
A few pointers...
Early is better than perfect: If your proposal is hot but not quite there, we will work with you to get across the finish line.If you wait until the last moment, you’re kinda on your own.
Follow the guidelines: The angelic volunteers who evaluate the entries have a lot of work to do, and your courtesy in following the format makes their lives easier.
Most importantly, think big. There are a lot of security conferences, but only one of them is DEF CON. Submit accordingly.
DEF CON 26: The Homework Continues!
The heart of the DEF CON 26 theme is the concept of the counterfuture. The counterfuture is the open-source alternative to totalitarian dystopia; a world where we use tech and ingenuity for empowerment and connection rather than isolation and control.
In the spirit of the counterfuture, we offer book two in our pre-con homework series: ‘Cryptonomicon’ by Neal Stephenson. It’s a bit of an epic, so you’ll want to pencil in some real reading time. The story concerns two historical inflection points, WWlI and the eve of the 21st century. In both eras, Crypto and savvy are all that protect us from a spreading and despotic darkness. In both, hackers (of various kinds)are the carriers of the counterfuture.
Enjoy, and stay tuned for more assignments.