What to expect?

Our cityscape takes our visitors on a trip from the past, through the present and to the future of hacking. Join us in this trip through time guided by our activities and exhibitors!

From past to future

  • Before The past of hacking

    How did hacking come about, what did hacker mean in the past? This part of the theme consists of (among others): Historic computer museum, Learn to Solder by Mitch Altman and lockpicking by TOOOL.

  • The Present Hacking in the present

    What is current in the world of hacking. A walk past this part of our cityscape will tell the tale of the latest and greatest in our city of hacking. Activities in this area include the HITB Capture the Flag, hardware hacking and a medical hacking village.

  • Future The Future of hacking

    What will the future bring for hacking? Our cityscape of the future will take you through some emerging technologies like our AI RC cars racetrack and the Quantum Computing village.


TOOOL lock-picking village

Set up and run by Barry Wels and Han Fey – the ORIGINAL FOUNDERS OF The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOOL Netherlands), attendees to this year’s event will get a chance to try their hand at picking, shimming, bumping, safecracking, and other physical security attacks. It has always been customary for TOOOL-sponsored physical security sessions to offer some degree of audience interaction and hands-on training. Sometimes this has taken the form of publicly-submitted locks being given on the spot security analysis, other times members of the general public with no lock-picking experience have been invited to attempt a bypass in order to demonstrate its ease.

When sample locks and picks are made available, the public inevitably finds most equipment astonishingly easy to compromise and comes away with a better understanding of how to protect themselves. It is in this spirit of educational fun that The Open Organization of Lockpickers has begun to organize “Lockpick Villages” at security events around the world.

All who participate are guaranteed to have a good time and to come away with a healthier and more in-depth understanding of physical security hardware.

Learn to solder by Mitch Altman

Anyone can learn to solder! Even if you have never made anything in your life, you can learn this very useful and enjoyable skill. It really is fun!

Mitch Altman has taught tens of thousands of people to solder all around the world, and he can teach you too! Mitch will bring kits to make cool, practical, intriguing, hackable things that you can bring home after you make it. Of course, you can also bring your own projects to hack. And if you have anything to fix, bring it by!

Instruction is free! You’ll only pay for the cost of the parts used – kit prices range from USD10 to USD30.



AI Self-Racing Car Challenge

A team based challenge (3 members per team), to build, train, and race a self-driving model car based on the 1/16th scale Donkey Car project (http://www.donkeycar.com/) – An open source DIY self driving platform for small scale cars.

Teams will be provided with 1 donkey car kit per team (worth approximately USD 285 each) and have 3 days to build, test and race their cars. The tentative schedule for the competition is as follows:

May 8th – Team briefing + kit allocation to teams
May 9th – 08:45 – Briefing
May 9th – 09:00 – 12:00 – Free Practice
May 9th – 12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
May 9th – 14:00 – 16:00 – Qualifying Segment 1
May 9th – 16:00 – 18:00 – Qualifying Segment 2

May 10th – 08:00 – 12:00 – Free Practice
May 10th – 12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
May 10th – 14:00 – 16:00 – Free Practice
May 10th – 16:30 – 17:30 Race Time (30 mins x 2 sessions)
May 10th – 17:30 – Final judging
May 10th – 18:00 – Closing / Prize giving

AI Village

Alongside the self driving car challenge, there will also be an AI demonstration area in which we plan to show off:

Latest NVIDIA and Super Micro solutions
Provide hardware infrastructure for teams to train their donkey car models
Public demos on:
YOLO / object detection (https://pjreddie.com/darknet/yolov2/)
Sign language to text translator (https://github.com/BelalC/sign2text)
Q-learning / League of Legends AI (https://github.com/farzaa/DeepLeague)
Robot painter and more!