Courtesy of the Defcon groups list...
The following is something that I thought I would pass on to the groups. Take a moment and push it out on your social media.
Here is a facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340645546023942/
The official release follows. Enjoy
The BSides Las Vegas Innovation Challenge
Aka ?The Science Fair?
Produced by: A.P. Delchi
Remember the heady days of the science fair? Demo parties? People
coming together to show off the amazing bits of awesome that they had
made in their basement? It?s time to revive this tradition and bring
it to the modern day security conference. From an open call to the
world, twelve teams representing hackerspaces and maker groups will be
selected to come to Las Vegas to compete in four categories in front
of a panel of judges to demonstrate what they have accomplished.
Awards will be based on cash and hardware provided by sponsors and
donations from across the industry.
Get your hackerspace, maker group, or team of friends who tinker in
your basement and prepare your best projects and innovations to be
presented to the BSides Las Vegas conference. This is an open call to
groups that have established themselves, or are up and coming and
ready to amaze the world. Submission methods are up to the group, but
videos, pictures and live demonstrations are suggested. The call for
submissions will be seeking entries for the following categories:
Category One: Things that make things.
Did your group build a 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC device or some
other piece of awesome that helps you make other things? What did you
do with it after you built it? For example some folks have built 3D
printers and used them to fabricate parts from skateboard wheels to
carrying cases. Show us what you built, and what you built with it!
Category Two: Biohacking
Has your group experimented in gene splicing, implants, aeroponics,
automated hydroponics, biofuels or other such biologically inspired
projects? Bring your beakers and your Jacobs ladders to the people who
rarely hear about such things. Innovations such as a kit to test food
to see if it contains GMOs, Innovative home farming methods using
automation and chemistry are what we are after.
Category Three: Vehicles
Get out of the garage and in front of the people! Have you turned your
ordinary car into a hackmobile? Converted an old school bus into a
rolling data center? Does your car have more storage space than your
home computer? We are talking more than just thumpy bumpy sound
systems ? we want to see your home made Batmobile. Atomic engines to
power! Nessus scanners active, rolling Wi-Fi hotspots activated! Make
Category Four: Demos
From the good ?ol days of demo parties, show us what you?ve got! You
will have your moment on stage to display your awesome. Remember the
talent show scene from Revenge of the Nerds? We now have EL wire and
wearable MIDI. Take us on a magic carpet ride of awesome that shows
what your team can do. Unlike the other categories, you will perform
at the awards party and no one will know until it?s over who will win
this category. Clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your
Open submissions start NOW. Submissions can be anything from
photographs, videos, live streaming or wherever your imagination takes