DEF CON

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Hacking Conference

Started in 1992 by the Dark Tangent, DEF CON is the world's longest running and largest underground hacking conference. Hackers, corporate IT professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research from the most brilliant minds in the world and test their skills in contests of hacking might.

The event takes place annually at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Many of the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, and hackers with a general interest in software, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be "hacked." The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and hacking-related subjects, as well as social events and contests. Contests include lockpicking, robotics-related contests, art, slogan, coffee wars, scavenger hunt and Capture the Flag.

Federal law enforcement agents from the FBI, DoD, United States Postal Inspection Service, and other agencies regularly attend DEF CON.[ 

Location:

Las Vegas, USA

Click here to read more on the United States of America (the hosting country).

Sources:

Official website:

http://www.defcon.org

Other resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEF_CON

https://www.facebook.com/defcon/info

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