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Celebrating the Culture of Hacking Through the Years

HITB Haxpo 2019

May 9 & 10 @ De Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Who Should Attend?

  • Hackers
  • Security Professionals
  • Software Developers
  • Technology Enthusiasts
  • AI & ML Enthusiasts
  • Govt & Policy Makers
  • Students
  • Teachers & Educators

What Cool Stuff Can I See?

Retro Gaming
AI Village
Bio Hacking & Medical Hacking
Capture The Flag & Hacking Contests
Self-Racing Car Challenge
Blockchain & Smart Contract Contest
Blackhoodie Women Engineering Track
30 Minute Community Talks
Latest Hacker Gear, Tools and Toys

100% Free to Attend!

What Are You Waiting For?


9 & 10 May


What is HITB Haxpo?

A free and open to public exposition for everyone interested in hacking, security, privacy and technology!


HITB Haxpo is a once-in-5-year showcase of all things hacker, maker, builder and breaker!  Organized by the same folks who run the HITB Security Conference, HITB Haxpo is where the latest technology is showcased, the best hackers are gathered and where art of the hack is celebrated!

Celebrating a Decade of Hack-Fu

After 10 years in The NL Box, it’s time to showcase the HACKS OF FUTURE PAST!


This years Haxpo will showcase the journey of the hacker culture over the years – from the joys of the past, the current state of the industry and a glimpse at the future of hacking, we are here to celebrate the true meaning of the word hacker with a range of villages, exhibits, games . competitions, talks and more!

HITB Haxpo is also kid-friendly, so be do bring your young padawans along to nurture their hacker spirit for innovation, discovery and creativity!

Haxpo Floor Plan



You Know Kung-Fu? Show Us!

Talks and labs on all things tech, security and innovation

Attend one of the popular (and free!) Haxpo 30 minute track of talks, check out one of the new tool demonstrations at the HITB Armory area or if you’re a woman in IT, sign up for the all-women BlackHoodie reverse engineering track! If you’re a young padawan hacker, sign up for Hack In The Class – our foundation formed to teach the ‘hacker mindset’ and inspire the next generation through microelectronics and security challenges.

Haxpo Track

The Haxpo track is a series of fast paced, 30-min lightning talks on technology, security, and emerging innovations.

Hack In The Class by HITC Foundation

HITC will have microelectronics for kids young and old to program and hack on, a mini web treasure hunt, and also a web hacking challenge!

HITB Armory

Organized in collaboration with ToolsWatch and Opposing Force, HITB Armory is a dedicated area for independent researchers to show of their projects, run their demos, and allow you to play around with their awesome security tools! You will get 30 minutes to present your tools onstage, and an exhibit area to conduct demostrations for up 3 hours per day!

BlackHoodie Track (Women Only)

BlackHoodie is a series of free, women-only reverse engineering bootcamps, which started in 2015 and in 2018 slowly became a global initiative, with events happening in different locations in Europe and the United States.

Let The Games Begin!

Come Show The World Your Hack-Fu

From our popular team-based Capture the Flag ‘live hacking’ competition, to contests related to hardware hacking, blockchain and smart contracts, AI, machine learning, IoT, wireless signal capture and much more!

Capture The Signal by Trend Micro

  Capture the Signal is a challenge-based CTF that focuses exclusively on the reverse engineering of radio signals.

Chip-off Challenge by VXRL

Compete for prizes by extracting embedded emmc chips from devices for analysis!

Smart Contract Challenge by HITCON Girls

  Win SecCoins quickly by joining this Challenge!

AI Self-Racing Car Challenge

Build, train, and race a self-driving model car!

HITB CTF – Chronicles of Total Failure

The HITB Capture the Flag is known as one of the most grueling contests in the world. See 27 teams battle it out over 2-days for bragging rights and an exclusive invitation to compete in the HITB .pro CTF at UAE CyberWeek in October where a prize pool of USD100,000 awaits!

All Women – Capture the Flag by Cyber Talents

CyberTalents Women in Cybersecurity CTF Competition is a global cybersecurity competition for women.

Hacker Spaces, Communities & Villages

This expo hall is where community groups come together to celebrate and showcase all things technology & security. You can win SecCoins by participating in activities at the villages and competitions.

For a dose of the past, the Retro Village lets you tinker with old-school computers and classic games. Or try your hand at soldering and lockpicking. Then it’s back to the present-day with hackerspaces and current hack trends – find out more at the Villages for IoT, Hardware, Car Hacking, Chip-Off, Medical Hacking and even Jewelry Hacking!

For a glimpse to the future of the hackerverse, don’t miss the AI Village and their AI Self Racing Car Challenge!

  • All
  • Villages
  • Past
  • Future
  • Present
  • Hackerspaces / Communities


Randomdata is group of people who want to do “technical” stuff. Randomdata is a hackerspace.


NURDspace is a hackerspace which first opened its doors in February 2012 in Wageningen.

SecCoin by HITCON Girls

Run by the all-girl team from HITCON in Taiwan, you can use SecCoins to exchange for exclusive gifts, or reward coins to speakers and game players.

Hackers Badge Village

    Check out this year’s HITB electronic conference badge!

Chip Off Village by VXRL

       Remove embedded emmc chips from devices for analysis!

Wireless Village

Wireless technology has become a staple of modern technology, business solutions and services, and consumer convenience. Today we are constantly surrounded by wireless spectrum’s that go by the names WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, RFID, NFC, Zigbee, Zwave, Lora, ADS-B and more. At the Wireless Hacking Village, we will be showcasing many of these and demonstrating many…


Technologia Incognita is a hackerspace in Amsterdam,


Revelation Space (Revspace) is one of the larger hackerspaces in the Netherlands,

NULL Community

      Come visit Null’s booth to tickle your grey cells and solve hardware puzzles.


  OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.

Medical Hacking Village

Come and try to hack various medical devices! Please note, since these are actual medical devices, the medical village feels a strong need for balance between the needs of security researchers, device makers, hospitals, patients, and other stakeholders. This will mean that attendees are expected to deal with normal responsible disclosure policies, including not disclosing issues…

Jewelry Hacking Village

  Welcome to the Jewelry Making Village, where you can re-purpose old hardware to make beautiful and unique jewelry pieces.

Retro Village

  The HomeComputerMuseum from Eindhoven will provide an interactive journey through the history of the (home) computer and related devices. Take a scroll back through memory lane and see how computers have evolved over the years. 10:00 – 18:00  |  9 &10 May  |  Grote Zaal

Quantum Village

Come hack/discuss/work on post quantum crypto for PGP.

AI Village

What does it take to build an AI self-racing car?

Soldering Village by Mitch Altman

     Learn how to solder from the one and only Mitch Altman!

Lockpicking Village by TOOOL NL

Learn all about locks, lockpicking, and physical security!

Bio Hacking Village

The Biohacking village celebrates global health ingenuity arising from maker communities with the dynamic perspective of emerging biology, technology, and more. This village is organised by our own crewmember Vicarious. Vicarious is a biohacker/cyborg with 5 magnet & 13 RFID implants.

IoT Village by NULL/

ISE is bringing to Haxpo a plethora of IoT enabled devices for attendees to play with – from routers to cameras, smart alarms, and more.

Car Hacking Village

Car Hacking VillageMay 9th & 10th @ Main Haxpo Hall Get on the CANBUS! If you've always wondered how to get started hacking your car, this is the village for you. Folks from Defcon's Car Hacking Village will be on-hand with REAL car dashboards for you to play with and everything you need to know...

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