Forwarded from: The Dark Tangent <dtangentat_private> D E F C O N 10 C O N V E N T I O N D E F C O N 10 C O N V E N T I O N DEF CON 10 CONVENTION D E F C O N 10 C O N V E N T I O N >> READ AND DISTRIBUTE AND READ AND DISTRIBUTE AND READ AND << Initial Announcement: 05/01/2002 We are proud to announce the 10th annual Def Con. The 10th anniversary of what has become the largest hacker convention on the planet! DEF CON 10 will be August 2nd to the 4th at the Alexis Park Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. [> What is DEF CON <] Defcon is a convention for the more "underground" elements of the computer culture. Defcon is geared towards hackers, programmers, phreaks, cyberpunks, cypherpunks, open source hackers, civil liberty and privacy advocates, HAMs, casual bystanders, lookieloos, feds, reporters, and anyone interested in seeing what's going on in the computer underground today. [> What's Happening <] WHO: You know who you are, you shady characters. WHAT: A convention for you to meet, party, and listen to some speeches that you would normally never hear. WHEN: August 2nd to the 4th - 2002 WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada @ The Sahara Hotel Taking advantage of expanded meeting space this year, there will not only be three tracks of speaking, but two break out areas for small mini-classes on select topics. For complete up to the minute information visit http://www.defcon.org/ The following is a brief overview of what to expect. [> Wireless Network <] At DC 9 we grew the coverage of the wireless network to cover most of the Alexis Park. We operate an 802.11b wireless network with a gateway to the net. It is a wide open network with no WEP security, assigning addresses by a DHCP server. Yes, people mess with the DHCP server, but all in all it works well. NEW for this year: DEF CON will continue to grow the network, as well as provide some dedicated servers for attendees to use. For example we will have a web/ftp server set up where people can upload pictures they have taken in order to share them with the rest of the con attendees. DEF CON will also have a limited amount of 802.11a access points for Really high speed access. While all this great bandwidth is limited by our net connection, it will be great for people on the local network to swap pictures and data. [> Call for Papers <] If you are interested in speaking at DEF CON TEN, please read this Call for Papers announcement and follow the directions to submit a talk. http://www.defcon.org/html/dc10/defcon-10-cfp.html [> Speaking <] There will be three speaking areas and two break out areas for demonstration and classes. Speaking will start an hour or two later in the day than in previous years, and go an hour later into the evening. Look to the web site once speakers have been selected for the exact schedule and changes. [> Break Out Areas <] The two break out areas will hold around 150 people each, and will be used for specific demonstrations or talks that would not work well in the really large speaking areas. An example of a break out talk might be on how to modify your TiVO, where audience members would be walked through working on their own TiVO. Topics such as radio modification, killer robot building, chipping your PS2, etc. would all work well for the break out areas. [> Hotel Room Video <] We've gotten the bugs worked out of the hotel's broadcast system. This year we will be broadcasting 3 separate channels on the hotel's internal TV system. One channel will be playing movies, anime, and other kinds of entertainment. The other two will be used for broadcasting the speakers. This should help with the overcrowding that sometimes occurs, as well as allowing out attendees to relax in their rooms and not miss anything. [> Streaming Audio/Video <] Provided we have the bandwidth, we will be streaming all of the audio and video from the event. Hopefully, we can put up a few reflectors in different geographical area so that folks in all parts of the wired world will be able to tune in and see what's going on. OFFICIAL EVENTS [> Capture the Flag Contest <] An expanded version of the classic CTF contest, this year will feature more audience participation. There will be multiple IDS systems plugged into wall projectors reporting on what is happening, as well as some custom filters to keep track of what team is ahead. NEW for this year, with the help of the three time CTF winners, the Ghetto Hackers, this years contest will be all new and action oriented. http://www.ghettohackers.net/ctf/ has all the latest contest information. [> DJs <] There will be DJs again at DEF CON, but there will be no DJ room as in past years. Instead this year there will be more of a "cool out" lounge with DJs, chairs, and it will be more of a place to hang out. The party is nice for the Black and White ball on Saturday night, but in the mean time we want to provide that space for you to be able to hang out and work on whatever project you're working on so you can get out of the lobby or the hallways. We'll bring LAN access and wireless access into the room and make it a relaxing, yet constructive environment. There will be DJ action in the new lounge and in the CTF arena. If you are interested in playing a set at DEF CON, email binkat_private to find out more and hit http://www.23.org/DJing for more info. [> The Defcon Shoot <] The Defcon Shoot will be entering its 6th year. This year it will be hosted at the Boulder Nevada Rifle and Pistol Gun Club. Check out the Shoot website at http://www.dis.org/dcshoot or get on the mailing list by mailing majordomoat_private with 'subscribe dcshoot' in the message body. [> Black and White Ball <] Despite the changes happening to the DJ area, the Black and White Ball will still be happening this year. Traditionally folks would dress up and we'd provide the entertainment, but over the years less and less people came in costume. This year we'd like to encourage folks to dress up for the event. Anything goes, you can play it straight and throw on your best outfit, or go completely sideways and wear your purple and silver zoot suit or dress up like one of the ghosts from Pac-Man. Don't let Bluknight be the only one running around in a rubber body suit. [> DEF CON TEN Logo Contest <] The Official DEF CON TEN logo contest is now open. Here are the rules, and what you could win: Submit your entries by email to logosat_private Name your entries in the following format to help us add them on-line faster: dc-10-[your-handle]-[#].[jpg/gif/psd] where [your-handle] is your handle in lowercase with spaces replaced with dashes. [#] is replaced by a number representing the current logo you are submitting. [jpg/gif/psd] is either a jpeg, a gif, or a photoshop file, the three file formats accepted. For example, Net Ninja is submitting three jpeg logos. He would name the first one dc-10-net-ninja-1.jpg and the last one dc-10-net-ninja-3.jpg. Please set the resolution to be 24 bit color(for .jpg or .psd) and a maximum of 650x650. If you want to also submit for tee shirts as well we will need you art in photoshop (at a very high resolution) or illustrator formats. Submissions will be added on-line to the DEF CON web site, and cool logos will be printed in the con program. Really cool shirt logos will be used on a shirt design or two for the con. If your logo is selected for a shirt you will receive free admission for yourself and four people as well as five shirts of your choosing, plus bragging rights. We'll make sure your handle is on the shirt. Keep an eye on http://www.defcon.org/dcx-logos.html to see the most current submissions. [> DEF CON TEN Slogan Contest <] Have a witty slogan for this years DEF CON? Well, what are you waiting for? Submit it to the Defcon Slogan page. If we pick your slogan you'll win something, I'm not entirely sure what, but something cool. To submit a slogan pay a visit to http://www.securitytribe.com/dcslogan.html and to view the slogans already submitted visit http://www.securitytribe.com/sloglog.html. NON-OFFICIAL EVENTS [> DC Jump <] Ever have the desire to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Me either, but some folks are planning on doing just that. Its the second DC Jump and you can find more info about it here: http://www.dcjump.com [> Coffee Wars <] Coffee Wars will be back for its 3rd jittery year. They don't really have much of a plan right now, but have assured us it will happen. Keep an eye on http://coffeewars.org for more up to date info. [> DEFCON Notes Exchange <] Inspired by the South By Southwest Notes Exchange [http://www.sxswblog.com/exchange.asp] your pals at VP Labs have decided to throw together one of their own. Quite simply, the DEFCON Notes Exchange exists so con attendees can swap and compare notes on talks in a central area. Drink too much the night before and miss a talk? Debating between two different speeches on two separate tracks? Check the notes exchange to see what other folks had to say about the talk you missed. Happen to take notes on something? Chip in. We operate on the zenlike 7-11 policy of "Got a penny? Leave a penny. Need a penny? Take a penny." except until we get the Amazon micropayment tipjar up we'll just take your notes. Pay a visit to http://noteex.vplabs.org/ for more info as the convention approaches. [> Cost <] Cost for DEF CON TEN will be $75 USD, cash. We have had problems with people in the past bouncing checks and not signing travellers checks, so to avoid these issues we are switching to cash only. To read more about why we are increasing the cost, and what it will allow DEF CON to do, read this: The decision to raise the admission price was not easy, but it is a necessary thing if we want to continue to bring you the best possible con. Putting DEF CON on every year is not cheap. Our detractors seem to be under the belief that we don't have pay anything to put DEF CON on and that we spend the rest of the year taking turns rolling about in a huge pile of money, this couldn't possibly be further from the truth. In addition to the costs of renting every inch of available space at the Alexis, there's also costs for: rental A/V gear and personnel, insurance, air conditioning units, extra hotel staff, legal costs, ADA compliance, shipping, electrical, Internet, tax, theft, printing, phone charges, extra security people, etc. Keeping the con at 50 bucks leaves us with no room to expand. In our open letter to the community we asked what we could/should do to make DEF CON a better place and the one consistent thing we learned is that many of you would have no problem paying more if we, in return, used that extra money to make the con better. So for the first time in 5 years, we are going to raise the cost of admission. So, what does that get you? It allows us to put up another tent so we have even more space, it allows us to rent more air conditioning units so we can keep both tents cool (for those that missed last year, the main hall was a tent on the roof that at any given moment was around 100 degrees (38C) and about 80% humidity, not a fun time). In addition to making the con more habitable, the extra money can be used to pay our speakers. By being able to pay our speakers, who have spoken for free up till now, we can book even better talks and bring in new speakers that had previously been out of our reach. The money can also go to support our infrastructure. Our infrastructure is comprised mainly of aging hardware and whatever folks donate. We would like to add newer and faster network gear, more APs, and more A/V equipment to DEF CON. This will allow us to do just that. Finally, our staff is comprised of volunteers, some of whom have been doing this for 9 years. This year it would be nice to actually pay some of the folks that have tirelessly worked to make DEF CON what it is. So in summary: More money = more space, cooler conditions, better speakers, better gear, and happier staff. People who do not have to pay are speakers, staff, attendees of The Black Hat Briefings, and VIPs (Traditionally people who have helped out in years past or donated time and equipment to help make the show happen.) [> Hotel Info <] The Alexis Park Hotel and Resort is across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel, and is a block off the main strip. Located at 375 East Harmon Ave in Las Vegas, NV 89109. The Alexis Park is a non gambling hotel, so people 18 years and older can get a room there. New for DEF CON 10, to be on the hotel property you _MUST_ have a DC 10 badge. This is a requirement of the hotel to cut down on locals just "passing through" the con, and causing problems. Toll-free reservation line 1-800-582-2228. http://www.alexispark.com/ ERRATA [> Vendor Info <] If you are interested in being a vendor at DEF CON 10 this year, please read the Vendor FAQ at http://www.securitytribe.com/vendor-FAQ.html Vendor space is limited, so reserve your space now. [> Getting to DEF CON 10 - The Car Caravans <] If there's more than two of you in a given location, theres probably a caravan in your area. Here's some of the more well known ones Deathrace 2k (The SoCal Caravan) http://www.deathrace2k.org Deathrace2k Message board (covers all areas, not just SoCal, check here to see if folks in your area are going) http://deathrace2k.org/phpBB/ The Bay Area Caravan http://caravan.billzhouse.com The Utah Caravan http://defcon.hektik.org [> Chat <] Pay a visit to the new DEF CON forums. Chat with other like minded folks. Topics range from DEF CON planning, current events, politics, acking, newbie education, to local 2600 meeting info. The forums can be found at http://forum.defcon.org - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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