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DEF CON 25 Hacking Conference

CFP REVIEWERS

CFP REVIEWERS


Staff | Talks | Workshops | Special Reviewers

The following collective of awesome individuals helped us review the hundreds of CFP's for DEF CON 25. This year we expanded our boards to include new general reviewers as well as subject matter experts. From February to June these volunteers spent hundreds of hours of their time to pick the best content that fit for DEF CON. They deserve a big thank you, a cold one to ease the pain, and recognition that you can't please everyone all the time. You can see them at con wearing a CFP review badge.

CFP Review Board Staff

Nikita

Director of Content & Coordination at DEF CON Communications

Specialty : Deadly Cut & Paste

"With great power comes great respronsitrillitrance"

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Enchanted Oathbow

Amulet of Inbox Zero

Mouse hand of endurance

The Dark Tangent

Organizer at DEF CON

Specialty : [Classified]

[Classified]

Alignment:
[Classified]

Artifacts

[Classified]

[Classified]

[Classified]

Leah

Doer of Things

Specialty : Translating thoughts to written words

"People carry worlds within them" - Neil Gaiman

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Bag of Holding of Other Peoples' Stuff

Quill of Polishing

Cloak of Anonymity


CFP Review Board - Talks

HighWiz

Rainbow King of the n00b Horde

Specialty : Working in the Shadows

"It Is What It Is"

Alignment:
True Neutral

Artifacts

Wand of HighWiz

Wardrobe of Wond 'rousness

Ursine Victory Sword

Jericho

CFP Curmudgeon

Specialty : Vuln Encyclopedia

"Cities I would not live in for $100 Alex."

Alignment:
Lawful Neutral

Artifacts

Bag of Squirrels

Amulet of Giving Too Many Fucks

Rod of Smiting

SecBarbie

Pimpstress

Specialty : Rabble-Rousing

"Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST

Alignment:
Chaotic good

Artifacts

Champagne Bubbles of Optimism

Michelin Stars of Teleportation x3

Ring of Bureaucratic Wizardry

zfasel

Next Gen IoT Big Data Disruptive Cloud AI ML Cyber Visionary

Specialty : Conversing in .gif

"You're being a complete tool right now. I need you to be a complete asshole."

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

Bottle of Macallan

Speakers of Untz, Unce, and Wubs

Spaces and vi

Roamer

CFP Vocal Antagonizer

Specialty : Pissing both submitters and other reviewers off

"You know who has imposter syndrome? Imposters"

Alignment:
Chaotic Evil

Artifacts

Beer

Whiskey

Cigarettes

Shaggy

Master of [Blank]

Specialty :"That was inappropriate"

"Not today you don't"

Alignment:
Chaotic Evil

Artifacts

The Turgid Trident

Voice of Magical Deepness

The Deck of Sleights

Suggy

The Sausage King of Chicago

Specialty : Epic-Level Fence Sitting

"Are you suggesting that I'm not who I say I am?"

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Orb of Word

Invulnerable Coat of Excel

Talisman of PowerPoint

Malware Unicorn

Malware Unicorn

Specialty : Malware-mancy

[Classified]

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Horn of Impaling

Disassembler of truth

Acursed malware pickup lines

Dead Addict

Untitled

Specialty : Elegant Software Failures

[Classified]

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Acrylic Orbs of Manipulation

Contraption of Soul Stealing

Electric Scooter of Laziness

Wiseacre

Former Doer of Things

Specialty : Awkward Silences

"It's DEF CON, not Defcon"

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Red Pen of Grammar

Remove Disease Spell

Big Key

Pwcrack

Adjutant

Specialty : Adjutant

"But still try. For who knows what is possible."

Alignment:
Lawful Good

Artifacts

Spell of Decryption

Oak Barrel of Glengoolie Blue

Broadsword of Redaction

Medic

Constant Tinkerer

Specialty : Finding order in chaos, or seeing things that aren't there...

"You see a mousetrap, I see free cheese, and a f*&^ing challenge."

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Bagpipes of Invisibility

Boots of BS Avoidance

Spectacles of Observation

yan

browser security engineer

Specialty : browsing dank memes, building pyramids

"Born too late to explore the earth. Born too soon to explore the galaxy. Born just in time to browse dank memes."

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

pyramid of eternal trolling

magic pyramid search algorithm in O(sqrt(n))

a bunny

singe

Hacker

Specialty : Living lifetimes in the last minute

"Work like hell, Share all you know, Abide by your handshake, Have fun. - Dan Geer"

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Antenna of Impropriety

Cloak of Sleep Deprivation

Persistence of Reference Desire

Vulc@n

Master of Novice

Specialty : Adequately combining engineering and philosophy

"Symbol tables are like a love letter that a compiler writes to its linker."

Alignment:
Lawful Good

Artifacts

Triquetra of the unholy trinity: Ctrl, Alt, & Del

Ring of Protection

Fleece of DEF CON 17 Merino

Zoz

Robot Master

Specialty : Things that sense, actuate and explode

"Pressure builds diamonds."

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

Mohawk of Stubbornness

Pockets of Holding

Talisman of Phone Mooching

Vyrus

[Classified]

Specialty : [Classified]

[Classified]

Alignment:
[Classified]

Artifacts

[Classified]

[Classified]

[Classified]

Weasel

Twister of Bits

Specialty : Writing inefficient and unmaintainable code

[Classified]

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Bag of Holding

Socks of Lego Attraction

Staff of Bug Finding

CrYpT

Senior Thought Inspirer

Specialty : Giving Two Thumbs Up

"Two eyes touching. Nose dissipates. Recognize the lips that bind you." - Various, accidently

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

Wristwatch of Perpetual "Soon"

Cloak of Sudden Appearance

Trinket of Perpetual Distraction

Claviger

Hacker

Specialty : Circumnavigating Rules

[Classified]

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Cloak of Work Resistance

Crystal Padding Oracle

Large Orange Cat

Grifter

[Classified]

Specialty : [Classified]

[Classified]

Alignment:
[Classified]

Artifacts

[Classified]

[Classified]

[Classified]


CFP Review Board - Workshops

Tottenkoph

Workshops Grandmaster

Specialty : Charm and compulsion

"Si non confectus, non reficiat"

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Coffee mug of sustenance

Bag of bags

To Do List of Regeneration

Beaker

Ninjaneer

Specialty : ++++[loading 18%]

"Yep it's hoopajooped"

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

Rock Paper Scissors

unfinished robots

The shout of Pew.Pew.Pew.

CyberSulu

Cat Wrangler

Specialty : Wearing cat hair as an accessory

"Goo goo g' joob"

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Lint Roller of Perpetual Banishment

Wall of Tribbles

Gallifreyan Psychic Paper

DaKahuna

Titles, I don't need no stinking title

Specialty : Wine, Women, and Wireless

"Out play, Out Drink, Outlive"

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Plate Armor of Etherealness

Dagger of Venom

Sun Blade

Ash

Workshops QA

Specialty : Caffeinated Engineering

[Classified]

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Sneakers of the Irish Goodbye

Carafe of Neversleep

Staff of the Eternal Serpent

Munin

Keeper of Lore

Specialty : Deja Fu

Semper Alia Via

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Hammer of Percussive Maintenance

Keyboard, Model M

Codex of What Went Wrong Last Time

HighWiz

Rainbow King of the n00b Horde

Specialty : Working in the Shadows

"It Is What It Is"

Alignment:
True Neutral

Artifacts

Wand of HighWiz

Wardrobe of Wond'rousness

Ursine Victory Sword


CFP Review Board - Special Reviewers

Tuna

King

Specialty : I am not special

"drop duece dip"

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

one pet fenrir

one pet jormungand

20Mbps connection to the Internet

Andrea

[Classified]

Specialty : legal footnotes of unusual size

[Classified]

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

stone tablet of logical argumentation

stabby scepter of nuanced fact-wielding

shiny magic bag of methodological rigor

Snow

Manipulation Mistress

Specialty : Guard Charmer

"That's what" - She

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral

Artifacts

Keycard of Unrestricted Entry

Covfefe of Enlightenment

Enchanting Phishing Net

Sandy Clark (Mouse)

[Classified]

Specialty : Catalyst

[Classified]

Alignment:
Chaotic Good

Artifacts

Book of Obscure Knowledge

Chain of Interconnectedness

Wand of Multipotentiality

w0nk

Researcher

Specialty : Cyber-Enabled Five-Finger Cyber Punch of Cyber

"We Are All Tad Cooper"

Alignment:
Neutral Good

Artifacts

Ancient Tome of Policy of Natsec

Wax of Grandebigote

Minor Lint of Venteripsum