NSA, Linux and handcuffs: Success in Serbia for Balkan hacker conference BalCCon

NSA, Linux and handcuffs: Success in Serbia for Balkan hacker conference BalCCon

Summary: Groundbreaking Balkan hacker conference BalCCon: First Contact brought hackers from all over the world to its successful launch and makes plans for next year's edgy event.

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    The first official large scale hacker conference in the Balkans - BalCCon - told ZDNet that based on the success of "First Contact" they're already planning next year's event.

    The organizers - some, but not all, are seen in the photo above - plan on adding a "no photos/no recording" section for sessions that can be held off the record, as requested by attendees of this year's well-received and well-attended conference.

    BalCCon 2013

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

    Photos used with permission and courtesy of BalCCon/Milobit.

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    BalCCon was the product of planning from LUGoNS/Linux Users of Novi Sad and sibling Linux groups in Croatia, and other Balkan locations. Above is a 'vendor' table in the community area during the busy conference.

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

    Photo by Violet Blue/ZDNet.

  • BalCCon 2013

    Held in the Master Center in Novi Sad, Serbia, the conference attracted hackers of all ages and genders to share their projects, skills, exploits, vulnerability discoveries, and ideas.

    BalCCon succeeded on many levels, notably in its primary goal to bring together global hacking experts with youth culture and unite them in the Balkan region.

    BalCCon stated,

    Our model and inspiration for organizing BalCCon is [Germany's] "Chaos Communication Congress " - an annual four-day conference organized by the " Chaos Computer Club" (CCC). 

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

    Photos used with permission and courtesy of BalCCon/Milobit.

Topics: Security, Government, Hardware, Linux

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