DEF CON 31 on the go
One Schedule to Rule them All!
A consolidated DEFCON 31 schedule that hour by hour has all the Talks, Workshops, Labs, Villages in one place for your use.
If you’ve read this far, then you’re interested in the DEF CON convention, and you’re looking for information. You want to plan for your upcoming trip. You’ve come to the right place. This post is trying to bring everything DEF CON together for you.
You can break down DEF CON activities into two categories, DEF CON, and Villages.
DEF CON – defcon.org has info on these
- Four DEF CON talk tracks, Forum List, Schedule – brief talks 1/2 to 2 hours long
- Workshops – longer, more detailed, hands on, lasting half a day. These have limited seating. Workshop Registration Opens July 5 Noon PDT. These will fill up VERY quickly!
- Demo Labs – brief demonstrations for people to show off their project
- Paid Training – 2 day training sessions on the Mon and Tue after DEF CON. There will be an additional cost for these.
- Contests – various contests, some lasting all 4 days of DEF CON, some short time on stage
- CaptureTheFlag – The year end final rounds for qualifying teams of the CTF being run by Nautilus Institute, Twitter @Nautilus_CTF.
- Social Events, Meetups, on stage Music, Parties, etc. – Forum List
Villages – Each Village has it’s own sources of info, best sources would usually be the villages own Website and Twitter account – View the Village Tables page for links to these
- Each Village, as it’s name may imply, specializes in a topic or aspect of security or computers
- DEF CON provides space and support for the Villages
- The Villages are NOT run by DEF CON
- The Villages are run and staffed by volunteers separate from DEF CON
- Each Village has it’s own separate Call For Papers and other activities
- Each Village has it’s own web site, Twitter account, and schedule of events/Talks/Parties/CTF/etc. or whatever activities are run by that Village
This results in the info you need for planning being all over the place on a multitude of websites. That’s the target of this page/post. Bring links of all the info on the websites to one place, here. There are 3 sources that I’m aware of that combine all DEF CON, Village, and other events into one list.
Hacker Tracker – Android and IOS – the official DEF CON schedule app
The ONE! – A consolidated DEFCON 31 schedule – html, PDF, CSV, ICAL, epub, mobi, Google calendar
info.defcon.org – the official DEF CON InfoBooth site
I’ll be updating this post between now and the start of DC31 as things change and get announced. Not many schedules have been released, most of them should be coming out in the next few weeks. Don’t surprised about last minute changes up to the last day or two before DC31.