Join us at the Tuscany pool on Wednesday night from 2200 – 0400

Don’t forget your swimsuit and conference badge!

“We keep screwing up, and yet they keep asking us to return.” The New Hacker Pyramid returns yet again at BSidesLV 2018. Join us for games, drinks, and retro-fun. There will be prizes, audience participation, a number of secret guest appearances, and an EXTRA SPECIAL EVENT that you will have to be there to see! Things are so secret WE don’t even know what they are!

CQ CQ CQ! Always wanted to get a new flannel shirt and pair of suspenders, and join the ranks of certified hams? Write a short test and get access to experiment on spectrum from 135.7kHz to the moon, up to 1.5kW on parts! Run wifi with extra power on empty frequencies. Annoy your neighbours with an antenna they can’t make you take down! Offering technician, general, and extra, free of charge. Most licenses are issued within one day.

Made possible by a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Public Ground will foster greater inclusion in public policy dialogs by building lasting bridges between the cybersecurity research, public policy, and journalist communities. This space will facilitate “office hours” to bring together, “birds of a feather,” for high-trust, high-collaboration engagement.

Want to try your hand at the art of lockpicking? Come visit the Lockpick Village! We bring the locks and picks; you bring a sense of curiosity. We’ll also be holding contests and beginner sessions on both days of the conference. All skill levels welcome – volunteers will be on hand to help you get started!

Pros vs Joes is a Capture the Flag event where inexperienced users learn from seasoned professionals in a fierce competition of attack and defend. Blue Teams of Joes work with Pro Captains to compete against other defending Teams, protecting horrifically vulnerable networks from assault by a dangerous and relentless Professional Red Team. For two days the battle will rage on an ethereal field rife with desktops and servers, Linux and Windows, systems and software both old and new. On day one, Blues lock down their systems against the onslaught. On day two, Blue Teams turn Purple and can go offensive, attacking the other competing teams. After the dust settles each day, Blue and Red discuss events to help further mentoring and learning of defensive and offensive tradecraft. Come witness the teams do battle after weeks of preparation. Only the strongest will survive, but all will learn and have fun!

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QueerCon Poolside Mixer Tuesday night and Hospitality Suite both days

THE Security BSides Las Vegas Meet-Up for current organizers of existing Security BSides events. Come meet and mingle with your fellow security cultists.

Join us Tuesday at 14:00 in the Opal room of the Platinum Hotel.

Silent Auction to benefit our charity partners – EFF, The Diana Initiative and Hak4Kidz
Thanks to everyone who donates to the silent auction, including sponsors No Starch Press, Hackerboxes, DEF CON, ShmooCon, CircleCityCon, THOTCon

Tuesday 10PM–2AM, a bunch of hackers will sing karaoke in PUB 365, near the Tuscany casino.

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