This information is from a previous year. Please visit shellcon.io for up to date information.
The Hacker Village is a vital part of any infosec conference, and ShellCon is no exception! Our villages are place for attendees to try their hand at new skills, make new friends, or take the top spot in a competition. The main areas of the Hacker Village are listed below, but be sure to check out all of the tables and booths to see what they have going on!
This year expect more chaos, mayhem, and clever puzzles in the CTF hosted by local hacker meetup Reverse Shell Corp. Challenges will include reverse engineering, cryptography, web app exploits, and more. The top ranked teams will win prizes!
Locksport. Safe Cracking. Giant Locks. Contests. Our lockpicking village (LPV) has it all. If you are new to lockpicking we will have a whole range of beginner locks for you to learn on. Are you ready to try your skills against a more challenging lock? We will have high security locks for you to test your mettle against.
Whether you’re a high artificer, or a new acolyte, the soldering village at ShellCon aims to be a fun place full of like-minded individuals. We will feature a newbie friendly project this year for those who are still new to soldering. All you need is a soldering iron, some 60/40 leaded solder, and an MLP104 kit (Sold by Velleman’s in the states - electronic bagpipes) - look for the one that actually looks like bagpipes if you want to follow along with our tutorial!
Here’s a link but just searching for “Velleman’s MLP104” should give you some other options as well: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VELLEMAN-MLP104-MadLab-BAGPIPES-DIY-Electronic-Kit/303576023578
If you’re unsure if soldering is right for you, this iron is fairly cheap, and includes everything you need to assemble the kit: https://www.amazon.com/Soldering-Adjustable-Temperature-Rarlight-Desoldering/dp/B07S81JFDG/
Other topics will certainly come up in the villiage, bring whatever you’re working on and show off or get help from people who’ve burned themselves more than you!
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