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DEF CON China 1.0 Hacking Conference



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DEF CON China Conference Materials!

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The DEF CON China 1.0 materials will be available on the DEF CON Media server just in time for the opening of the conference - (10am May 31, Beijing time). While you’re there, feel free to check out the materials and resources from all of DEF CON’s history. Download to your heart’s content, and peruse at your leisure. Just remember to pass it on.

DEF CON China Live Music Event!

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After a hectic day of hacking and mind expansion, it can be very therapeutic to clear the head by vigorously shaking the booty. 4 out of 5 doctors recommend the DEF CON China Live Music lineup to their patients.* It’s all going down the night of June 1, and the lineup is awesome. Prepare for a "crossover experience involving sound and light installation, immersive stage, technology and art.” You can learn all about the artists participating on the DEF CON China Entertainment Page.

If you can be there, be there.

*Ok, the doctors didn’t say that, but probably just because we didn’t ask. If we did, we feel pretty sure all five would have told you to join us.

DEF CON China Art Contest Winners!

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DEF CON is well known for its technical side, but there is a vibrant artistic side as well. Each year, DEF CON invites live musicians and DJs from within the community to perform, and we hold contests for short stories and art to help us bring the year's theme to life.

We expanded the art contest to DEF CON China, and were delighted to find that every entry was amazing! DEF CON thanks everyone who shared their work with us. Extra special congratulations to the winners:

1st place: “Search” by Zhao Mengxi

2nd place: "Pursue the Sun" by Li Yuxuan

3rd place: “Ching Ming Festival Rain" by Arvin Dong

All three winners took their inspiration from our theme “Technology’s Promise” and delivered technically beautiful and personal artworks. If you’re in Beijing for DEF CON China 1.0, keep an eye out for our display of the winning pieces.

You can check out all the entries on the DEF CON Forums

DEF CON China FAQ is Live!!

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Got questions about DEF CON China 1.0? We have some answers for you, wrapped up all tidy-like in a web-based FAQ. If your particular question isn’t included, please head over to the forums or @defcon to get your answer - we want to handle infrequently asked questions, too.

May 31 is right around the corner. We hope we’ll see you in Beijing!

DEF CON CHINA 1.0 Badge sneak Peek!

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To celebrate DEF CON 27’s CFP closing we present you with this S3KRET PHOTO of the DEF CON China badge details, smuggled out by The Dark Tangent

DEF CON CHINA 1.0 Hotel Guide

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We’re excited that you’re joining us for DEF CON China 1.0. If you will require lodging during the conference, there are many options in the area of 751 D Park. These are a few that are close by and well served by local public transportation.

DEF CON China 1.0 Hotel Guide

Disclaimer: This hotel guide is provided as a courtesy for DEF CON CHINA 1.0 attendees to have an overview of the closest hotels to the conference site. All information provided was obtained on or before April 22, 2019 via each hotel’s website. For specific amenities available during your stay, please verify with the hotel. DEF CON or its partners do not endorse any specific hotel.

Vote on the DEF CON China 1.0 Artwork Contest!

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The DEF CON forums are returning, spiffed up and streamlined. You can help us beta test them by to

While you’re there, we’d love it if you could stop by the DEF CON China Art contest thread and vote for your favorite artist. The entries are unanimously jaw-dropping and we could use the help deciding.

Really. The submissions are astounding.

Stay tuned for the official launch of the forums as your hub for imformation and feedback about villages, events, contests and other community goings-on. We’re excited to see how you’ll make use of them.

Round 1 of DEF CON China 1.0 Speakers, Workshops, and Demo Labs are Live!

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We have a bunch of exciting announcements about DEF CON China 1.0!

The first round of accepted speakers is live! We’re excited about how the lineup is developing, and we encourage you to take a moment to get familiar with it.

We’ve also got the first round of accepted Workshops and Demo Labs online for your perusal. We hope you’ll be as excited as we are about the DEF CON China content offerings. Please check our website frequently for updates as soon as we have them.

If this taste of the DEF CON China program has you interested in attending, just head over to our registration page and prepare to join us.

Date Change For DEF CON China 1.0!

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Big news for DEF CON China 1.0 - the dates have changed! At the venue’s request we’re moving the dates up from June 4-6 to May 31-June 2.

While we regret any disruption this change might cause, we are pleased that the new dates fall on a weekend. It’s our hope that this will mean more people will find it convenient to attend.

We will be getting in touch with people who’ve requested visa assistance to make sure everyone gets their application updated. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

DEF CON China 1.0 Venue!

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The spirit of hacking is the desire to extend the technological horizon by bending existing tech in new and unexpected directions. We build the future by rethinking and reshaping the present.

So it’s fitting that DEF CON China 1.0 will be held in the Beijing’s iconic Arts District at 751 D Park.

It’s an open location full of modern creative spaces carved from a foundation of 20th century industrial architecture. A perfect place to meet up with a few thousand hackers and discuss ‘Technology’s Promise’, don’t you think?

That, friends, is hacker.

We are very excited to begin the transformation of the 751 D Park space for DEF CON China 1.0, and we hope you’ll be able to join us there.

DEF CON China 1.0: Open Calls for Participation!

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DEF CON China 1.0 is getting closer, so it's time to get involved! Here are the many Calls for Participation that opened today:

Workshops: If you've got teaching skills and some cool hacker knowledge to share with the DC China attendees, pitch it to us. We're looking for technical, unique content, and we know you're out there.

Demo Labs: This call is for anyone with an open source project you'd like to demonstrate to the public. It's a great way to get feedback on your work, find collaborators and see your ideas in use by the target audience.

Villages: Villages are all-day, hands-on spaces dedicated to a specific area of hacking.

Contests and Events: Hackers need to have fun, too. If you have a clever competition idea or an entertainment proposal, this is for you. Some of the more famous previous contests and events at DEF CON are the Scavenger Hunt and the Wireless Capture the Flag contest. If your idea is good, we'll help you get it realized.

DEF CON belongs to the community, and the best way to feel a part of that community is to join in and help build. We can't wait to see what kind of ideas you've got!

DEF CON China Returns! CFP is Open!

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DEF CON China was a great success, and we’re happy to announce that DEF CON is returning to Beijing for DEF CON CHINA 1.0 on 31 May - 02 June, 2019!

Today we are opening up the CFP for DEF CON China 1.0 If you’d like to apply to be a speaker, has all the information you’ll need to make a submission. We look forward to your proposals.

The DEF CON China 1.0 website will launch soon, with more information about the venue, and more ways to participate.

We’re very pleased to be bringing DEF CON back to Beijing, and we hope to see you there!