After three years having to listen to other people’s stories at the whitespace about how awesome their trip to the CCC event was, it’s finally time!
As opposed to other years, I have no other obligations, and bought a ticket! Booya!
I’ll be in Hamburg from the 26th, so if someone feels like going for a beer together, ping me 🙂
The ‘Fahrplan’ has yet to be completed as I type this. But I couldn’t resist taking a peak and trying to put a personal schedule together.
As it seems, you’ll most likely find me somewhere at the “Security & Safety” or “Hardware & making” tracks…
So far some stuff I want to attend.
Note that some things are scheduled at the same time. I’m aware that I can’t join both… but I just couldn’t make up my mind yet.
- lecture: 10 Years of Fun with Embedded Devices:
OpenWRT has been powering my home network for several years now. Knowing what to expect in the coming years is always nice.
- Electronic Bank Robberies:
Just because I enjoy seeing banks getting some of their own medicine.
- Lasers in space:
Lasers! And Space! And lasers… LASERS!! What do I need to explain?
- Basics of Digital Wireless Communication:
- Toward a Cognitive “Quantified Self”:
Tracking mental health/endurance and the positive influence this can have on how we learn/do things tomorrow sounds like an interesting, yet scaring subject. Not sure if that’s the moment we all should actually start wearing tin-foil-hats to omit the services of state or companies.
- World War II Hackers:
Espionage, manual encryption and a whopping DIY, suitcase-sized, radio station… I’ll bring popcorn.
- The Gospel of IRMA:
All of our personal properties are being documenten and made accessible trough wallet-sized cards. Now, all of these cards are being unified. In Belgium for example, het ID card, driving license and SIS (Social Information System) are being all put together in the upcoming years. I think this is disturbing, as I have no idea what the cop asking me for my ID will be able to see. I’m interested in learning how this could be solved.
- Fast Internet-wide Scanning and its Security Applications:
Scanning the entire IPv4 space in 45 minutes with a single machine. Nuff’ said.
- Glass Hacks:
If something happens, and the zMap is not an option, I’ll be checking out this awesome sounding lecture.
- Hillbilly Tracking of Low Earth Orbit:
I’m not into satellite tracking, but I’m interested in learning more about about all that magic going on up there.
- Hardware Attacks, Advanced ARM Exploitation, and Android Hacking:
I’m not sure if I’ll even understand 50% of this talk… but I’ll try 🙂
- The Year in Crypto:
What’s in the title.
- Introduction to Processor Design
- The good, the bad, and the ugly – Linux Kernel patches
- Disclosure DOs, Disclosure DON’Ts:
Some legal talk to close the day.
- Y U NO ISP, taking back the Net:
I’m all for taking back the net in our own hands and keeping it open that way. This looks like an inspiring talk, and who knows, perhaps plants a seed for a cool project.
- RFID Treehouse of Horror
- How to Build a Mind:
HAL, is that you?
- Even More Tamagotchis Were Harmed in the Making of this Presentation:
Out of nostalgia.
- Using XEN live cloning to troll intruders:
Honeypot-as-a-service… how cool is that!
- Virtually Impossible: The Reality Of Virtualization Security
- Sysadmins of the world, unite!:
This beats watching “The fifth estate” at large 🙂
- lurking, socialising
I have no idea what to expect from the lightning talks..; Should I deem them worthy to spend my time at?
I also don’t have a clue whether I’ll find some time to visit Hamburg itself. And if I find some time, I have no idea where to go or what to visit. If any of my readers (mom?) can give me tips on stuff I can’t miss while being over there… let me kow!
2 thoughts on “30th Chaos Communication Congress – My first”
I’ve been to 3 chaos communication congresses and can safely say: the lightning talks are kind of hit/miss. Some are great, some are very interesting, some are poorly held, some are surprising, some are boring but hey, at least they’re only about 5mins! So I may recommend to sit into one between one of your scheduled talks and see for yourself.
I’ll definitely try to catch some of them, thanks for the tip!