August 11, 2022 - August 14, 2022
Started in 1992 by the Dark Tangent, DEF CON is the world’s longest running and largest underground hacking conference.
Hackers, corporate IT professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research from the most brilliant minds in the world and test their skills in contests of hacking might.
DefCon comes right after Black Hat, a conference and trade show for cybersecurity professionals. While Black Hat feels more like a traditional Vegas trade show, DEFCON is anything but!
How is it different from other conventions?
Well first, DEFCON is run by volunteers and has no corporate sponsorship. Second, there is no online registration, so even the organizers really don’t know who is attending.
When you arrive, everything is paid for with CASH! They don’t take Credit Cards — most of these people attending really don’t want a record of them attending. Everyone from your average everyday hacker to criminals and agents from government agencies like the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency will attend.
When you enter, you pay $280 cash and they hand you a generic badge — NO ID is required for admittance.
DEFCON EVENTS & VILLAGES
Ham Radio Village at DEF CON 30
Ham radio isn’t just what your grandpa does in the shed out back. Radios are an important piece of technology we use everyday, and amateur (“ham”) radio has been at the forefront of its development since day one — we are some of the original hardware hackers! DIY, exploration, and sharing has always been a vital part of our community and the goal of Ham Radio Village is to nurture this growth into the next generation with all of the amazing people at DEF CON.
Our village will have demos, talks, presentations, contests, and of course, license exams!
So come visit Ham Radio Village to learn more about the hobby, including how antennas work (and how to build your own), how to actually use that software defined radio sitting on the shelf, how to trackdown a rogue transmitter with a handheld radio, and how you can _legally_ transmit 1,500 Watts into the airwaves after taking a simple multiple-choice test!
DEFCON Party List
Coming as we get closer to the event.