2019-08-18 (Su) DEFCON 27

This is the annual DEFCON report by 24 Hour Engineer.
2019 was my third DEFCON visit in Las Vegas. I can't put a "best year ever" label on any of them because they have all been fantastic for different reasons.
The view

At Grindfest in May, I taught a class about designing PCBs in, EasyEDA but not all of my components arrived in time, so I ordered all new boards with a correction to the circuit and the DEFCON logo on one side. All the Grindfest folks were invited to assemble and keep one of the badges for the convention. Many were excited to do so and practice their soldering skills.
Blinky blinky

The hotel room my girlfriend booked was in the same hotel as the Biohacking Village, so many biohackers wound up meeting in the room which became the on-site chill room. They were kind enough to let me photograph the gatherings.
Some familiar faces, also seen by William Gibson

The room also became a spill-over location for an LED tiara making class hosted by the Women and Non-Binary of DEFCON. A lot of soldering happened in this room.
When in doubt, crown yourself

Dinners were delightful events despite wildly-varied dietary choices and restrictions. Robofaust, to my right in the photo, became the unofficial "Minister of Restaurant Choosing." We packed tables and even a private room one night and I don't think anyone was bored even when we wai forted two hours for food. So many smart people around a table lead to lots of great conversation.
A great group of folks enjoying a dinner

Robofaust and I each bought a Biohacking Village shirt which was nurse scrubs this year, and we formed the Sexy Nurse Society. Scrubs are one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing, and I will buy more if only as pajamas.
Sexy Nurses Society

On Friday, I was asked to help with a soldering class where attendees soldered an Arduino and an NFC board together to scan their implants. The next day, I taught the class. If you look closely at the picture, I was wearing a green LED behind my right ear to demonstrate the magnet implanted there. Later that day, I was convinced to join a badge making group. Hopefully, there will be more to come about that.
Some nerd teaching a nerd school for nerds

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

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