24 hours in Serbia at Balkan hacker conference BalCCon

24 hours in Serbia at Balkan hacker conference BalCCon

Summary: This weekend the Balkan Computer Congress BalCCon: First Contact is putting Balkan hackers center stage with international hackers at the first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

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  • First Balkan Hacker Conference

    BalCCon's co-organizer Jelena Georgijevic explained that while there have been a few hacking-related gatherings and interest in establishing a Balkan Hackerspaces culture (there is only currently one Hackerspace in Belgrade), this event is the first official, large-scale hacker conference in the region.

    In the interest of reflecting the talks, workshops, hardware hacking, skill sharing and community growing for hackers of all interests and intents as seen in conferences such as Germany's CCC, America's Defcon and Holland's Ohm, in the past 24 hours BalCCon has offered the start of all these things, and more.

    Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

  • Balkan computer history on display

    At BalCCon, there is a large area where vintage, still-working computers and various boxes are on display. A table of sweet, historic, computers has been set up so attendees can play retro video games on them - which has been going on nonstop.

    Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

  • Hacker "flag"

    The enormous BalCCon conference hall is decorated with all kinds of hacker trimmings; this is one of two giant 'flags' made from appropriately themed shirts.

    Yesterday, the conference's first day, over 40 local teenagers (a group of fantastically mixed gender) descended on the conference, some of whom posed for photos in front of the flags.

    Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

Topics: Security, Government, Linux

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