Author: Ben The Meek

Schedule Up!

Friday, October 19th Talk Activity
9:00 AM (Registration Opens)
10:00 AM Welcome to PhreakNIC!
11:00 AM Cloudless Home Automation in a Cloudy World (Activites room opens)
12:00 PM Friday Lunch Break (NETKOTH opens)
1:00 PM GNU Make: A 42 year old build tool
2:00 PM Teaching OpenSCAD to Bob
3:00 PM Let’s Get JAMming: An introduction to static site generators
4:00 PM PowerShell: The windows administrator’s swiss army knife
5:00 PM Friday Dinner Break
6:00 PM Friday Dinner Break
7:00 PM Home labs: Gambling between a Christmas Card from the Power Company, or a surprise DEA Bust
8:00 PM Hacking 101 Panel
9:00 PM After Panel (Board Games, hangout, activites)
Saturday, October 19th
9:00 AM (Registration Opens)
10:00 AM Intro to Field Programmable Gate Arrays
11:00 AM Inside the code of an automotive Engine Control Module Kids Track Opens
12:00 PM Saturday Lunch Break Kids Track Continues
1:00 PM Waiting for the FBI – Update on FOIA Inquiry for Time Bomber Book
2:00 PM REST is dead, long live GraphQL! Kids Track Final Hour
3:00 PM Totally_Not_RMcCurdy.exe
4:00 PM Gaslighting: Manipulating Reality Geek Ladies’ Tea Party
5:00 PM Saturday Dinner Break – Geek Potluck (Geek Pot luck) NETKOTH Ends
6:00 PM Saturday Dinner Break – Geek Potluck
7:00 PM Clustering, Kubernetes, and Rasberry Pi; Oh My!
8:00 PM PhreakNIC Closing Remarks / Lightning Talks
9:00 PM After talks end (Board Games, hangout, activites)

Kid’s track registrations

Know a youngster whose favorite questions are ‘Why?” and “How?”

(best for ages 8-14)

Pre-register them for our kid’s track: (only while tickets last)

  • Learn to solder a small badge with a soldering iron.

     Note:  Please be accompanied by a responsible adult (adult need not purchase an admission but is expected to supervise their child)

  • Learn to make logos with the free open source art program Gimp!
  • Learn how to fly (and get to keep) their own mini quad copter drone!
  • Learn about resistance and play with a makey makey! ( the invention kit for everyone)
  • Learn how some props in magic tricks work!
  • Learn how to tie balloon animals!
  • Play some computer games

and more!

Some of the featured talks this year.. (with a few more to come)

Cloudless Home Automation in a Cloudy World
Gaslighting: Manipulating Reality

Website creation that fast, beautiful, simple and .. secure??

Come hear Dennis Stepp’s talk: “Let’s Get JAMming: An introduction to static site generators”.  “In under an hour you can build your blog, project documentation, or even a very basic eCommerce site. ”  The talk will be accompanied by several demonstrations. Even if you don’t make sites yourself, the next time you get that dreaded “You know about computers! – How should I build a website?”  Then you will know. (.. and knowing is half the battle 😉 )

Give the kids a soldering iron…

Wanting to know how things work is not just an adult hacker trait. For the third year in a row we will be equipping kids accompanied by a responsible adult with a soldering iron and let them assemble a little kit they can be proud of.  We only have a set number of tickets for the children’s slot and then they are gone. If you have a budding young curious enthusiast; why not bring them and let them join in the fun of our kids track on Saturday? Ideally they will probably get the most out of the track if they are 8 yrs of age or older.  Why should we teach kids how to solder? Maybe the right question is why not?

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