The Mystery Taper will discuss his highly opinionated thoughts on the public and private ethics of recording shows. He will share some of the encounters he has had with those too foolish to understand what live music recording and collecting is all about.
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Anecdotally, it seems that many supporters of free and open source principles have never had the opportunity to get involved in a FOSS project. This is understandable, since getting involved with a project can be no small feat without appropriate mentorship and/or introduction.
This talk will cover the audio capabilities of the Nintendo Gameboy, demonstrate several types homebrew software currently available, discuss common hardware modifications that Gameboy music performers use, and assist attendees in getting their own setup to produce chipmusic.
DIY nuclear fusion and particle physics experiments for the budding evil genius.
Multi-Use Radio Service allows "a private, two-way, short-distance (miles) voice or data communication service for personal or business activities of the general public."
Elonka goes over some of the world's most famous unsolved codes, including the CIA's Kryptos sculpture, the centuries-old Voynich Manuscript, and inspiration for "National Treasure," the "Beale Papers".
Steve Esposito's first book-length project is Time Bomber: The Movement in Amerika, the true story of a 1971 plot to bomb American banks and the incredible hardware hack at its core.
This talk will focus on using technology to track crime trends and predict future crimes, as well as the use of social media to build a crime fighting network
What is the Heartbleed vulnerability really about, how do you defend yourself, and how many of your favorite web sites are still vulnerable?
The heartbleed bug was caused by a coding error in the OpenSSL crypto library used by 17% of all the sites on the Internet using HTTPS.
In a move that is bound to piss off everybody in the entire community, Decius is going to present his thoughts on the history and interpretation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
If your memories of your last visit to a planetarium include the sounds of clackity-clacking 35mm slide projectors and a wobbly reel-to-reel audio track, you need to come back for the latest in A/V geekery.
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More than 1000 exoplanets have been discovered, some of which may be similar to Earth. Many are now asking, “How do we get there?” Though the distances are vast, there are methods that may allow humanity to one day go to the stars - and they are within the known laws of physics.
There's no shortage of malware to poke at, especially if you work on a blue team. Whether you're in a fast-paced SOC environment or looking for a weekend project, an assembly fan or code-phobic, there's something that you can learn from malware samples using what you've got.
Do you use open Wi-Fi? Did you know that it is possible to passively intercept your traffic? See a live demo and learn how to protect yourself.
The ability to programmatically create objects from blocks of raw material using computer-controlled machines is becoming accessible to larger groups of people. This has begun to have two effects on the way people approach objects.
(or rather: How 3D Printers Will be the Death of Us All)
Experiences and stories from the world of consumer grade 3D printing.
What is it like running a hackerspace? Alan Fay, a Director at Freeside Atlanta, will spin a wild and somewhat coherent yarn about starting (and resurrecting) a hackerspace, daily operations, challenges, and vision for the future of all
Solar sail propulsion will make space exploration more affordable and offer access to destinations within (and beyond) the solar system that are currently beyond our reach. Les’ talk will describe solar sails, how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration of space.
Get solid advice on how to create and expand your resume, how to get your resume noticed, how to work with and find recruiters (and get them to find you!), how to choose and use job boards, how to list skills such as game jams, hackathons, and other hobby work, and tips on the best way to make pr
An in-depth look at how the black hat community operates. From goals to methodologies, Alex will pull back the curtains on some of the world’s most dangerous cyber-attacks and attackers so you can better understand the threats you face.
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We are now dependent on satellites in virtually all areas of life - far more than most people realize. Their sudden loss could crash the economy and potentially cause many to die. Les will describe the many ways our modern life depends upon satellites and the all-too-plausible scenari
Bring your computers and/or questions to this workshop, where Elonka, a Wikipedia administrator since 2007, will explain the best ways to create, expand, or modify Wikipedia articles, and teach you some of the tricks and syntax techniques that go on behind the scenes.
Knowledge of assembly language is an awesome tool. It can help foster a better understanding of how computers work at a lower level and allow you to unlock the secrets of compiled code. It can also look kind of scary which discourages people from diving in, but the truth is that it really isn't.