August 5-7, 2016 Las Vegas, NV

Full Schedule:

2016 Schedule | Talks & Workstations

* Subject to change

Friday, August 5th

10:00  OPENING CEREMONIES

TALKS

10:30  Richard Thieme | UFOs & Biohacking

1) Learning to Learn: How to Become an Expert in ANYthing, 2) Learning from UFOs - how would you reverse engineer them? what do we already know?, 3) Bio Rocks - biohacking rising

10:45  Young Hacker Talk: Mollee McDuff | Programming mods for Minecraft

A beginner's presentation on programming mods for Minecraft using the java programming language in the Eclipse developing environment

11:00  Haim Cohen | Online Privacy

Why do kids need to keep secrets? And why is it okay to be private? A talk about how to manage privacy in social situations.

11:15  Young Hacker Talk: GajetGirl | 3D Printing

What 3D printing is and how kids can start designing and printing cool 3D stuff.

11:30  CJ "Writing Mr.Robot"

11:45  Joe Grand | Creaturepod Walkie Talkie

Design, testing, and building of the Creaturepod, a walkie talkie based on the fictional Creaturepod from the popular children's television show, Wild Kratts. The project came to life with Joe's two children, an Arduino, LCD, ham radio transceiver, and a host of other components.

12:00  LUNCH BREAK

WORKSTATIONS

10:30 - 5:00   Workstation: Junkyard | AT&T

Disassemble and explore smartphones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets.

10:30 - 5:00   Workstation: Lock Picking & Puzzles

10:30 - 5:00   Workstation: Soldering / Badges | Pamela Cortez

Soldering: This year all kids will be soldering their own r00tz badge and then coding them. At the heart of the r00tz badge is an Arduino. Come add sensors, watch your name scroll on the LED array, and create a pong game with a bonus Joystick add-on. Learn to solder - from beginner to experts - we have many different kits to play with. Create music with the SparkPunk, make a game with Simon Says, get your LEDs on with a Larson Scanner kit, or build your own re-programmable watch.
r00tz badges: Curious on what you can solder at the soldering booth this year? Pamela will be going over the Arduino IDE, sensors, where to go for resources, and a some fun hacks to help you get started with the r00tz badges. 

1:00  -  5:00   Workstation:  Hacking & Robotics | Erin Patrick Owens

Learn how to program and build autonomous robots to complete challenges. Learn hacking tips and tricks for programming the robots to accomplish missions and tasks. There are 10 challenges: Participants who complete all 10 will be entered into a drawing for a Lego Mindstorms robot core set ($350 value). The challenges and missions are mostly technology centric. We are programming and building robots to accomplish missions autonomously. Participants take a deep dive in technology throughout the process and have something tangible and rewarding to show for it.

1:00  -  5:00   Workstation:  3D Printing

Learn, create and print any 3-dimensional object you want. All printed materials will be used to create a r00tz logo poster. All kids will take their printed objects home.

1:00  -  5:00   Workstation:  CryptoVillage | Whitney Merrill

The Crypto & Privacy Village will host a series of crypto puzzles for the awesome kids at r00tz to solve. We will also have hands on staff to help kids solve the crypto challenges, teach about privacy tools, why encryption and privacy is important, and other awesome things. 

1:00  -  5:00   Workstation:  Capture the Flag | Facebook

Compete for prizes and learn new security skills in this computer-based competition. Players earn points and gain control of the game map by completing both defense and offense challenges. New games will be played Friday and Saturday, so you can compete in one or both!

1:00  -  5:00   Workstation:  Security Professional: Pentest or Defend | AT&T

Be a Security Pro – Experience the daily activities of a security professional by using an open source vulnerability scanner to identify multiple vulnerabilities on a target system. Try your hand with current tools used by security professionals today to practice a simple, real-world attack and defend scenario.

Saturday, August 6th

TALKS

10:00   Google Dorking | John & Barry

10:15   RenderMan "Hacking Air Traffic Control"

10:30   Young Hacker Talk: Emmett Brewer | DIY CTF

 A kid's perspective on how other kids can leverage open source CTF platforms to build their own challenges at their schools. The focus is on providing details on setup and configuration.

10:45   Young Hacker Talk: Evan Robertson | Social Engineering

For his school's science fair project, Evan decided to test if people cared more about their privacy or free Wi-Fi. To test this, he built a set of Raspberry Pi's to act as a captive portal and collected data in some interesting places (hint). This talk will briefly discuss the build of the Raspberry Pi and the result Evan collected, observations he made about social engineering, and some funny and scary things he learned along the way.

11:00   Young Hacker Talk: Justin Fuchs | Software defined radios

A talk about the tools and techniques used with software defined radios, such as hardware like the rtl-sdr dongle and the HackRF. Justin will show how to use free software such as GQRX spectrum analyzer and GNU-Radio to write simple python code through a gui to do things like decode or transmit FM broadcast. He will also be explaining and showing videos on how to use these tools to do really interesting things such a tracking airplanes location, speed and altitude through decoding ads-b (Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast) and opening car and garage doors through replay attacks.

11:15   Dan Kaminsky "How it Really Works"

12:00  LUNCH BREAK

WORKSTATIONS

10:30 - 5:00   Workstation: Junkyard | AT&T

Disassemble and explore smartphones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets. 

10:30 - 5:00   Workstation: Lock Picking & Puzzles

10:30 - 5:00   Workstation: Soldering / Badges

This year all kids will be soldering their own r00tz badge and then coding them. Learn to solder - from beginner to experts - we have many different kits to play with.

1:00 - 5:00     Workstation: Open Source Software | Caroline Hardin

Guided workshop to help kids understand how much fun Open Source Software can be. The workshop has three parts: LEGOs, Scratch, and Python. In the first part kids explore the metaphor of Open Source Software as LEGOs which can be taken apart and customized, and proprietary software as LEGOs glued together. Then they are guided through remixing and sharing Scratch and JaveScript (with GitHub). This workshop is grounded in the theory of embodied cognition, which focuses on building understanding of complicated and abstract concepts by relating them to hands-on metaphorical experiences.

1:00 - 5:00    Workstation:  PocketBlock | Justin Troutman

PocketBlock is "cryptographic engineering for everybody". PocketBlock abstracts away all of the complexities and math of state-of-the-art cryptography, and replaces it with something that can be done by hand, while at the same time introducing concepts like confusion and diffusion, as well as the internal components of modern ciphers like the Advanced Encryption Standard, such as S-boxes, P-boxes, and key schedules.

1:00 - 5:00    Workstation:  3D Printing

Learn, create and print any 3-dimensional object you want. All printed materials will be used to create a r00tz logo poster. All kids will take their printed objects home.

1:00 - 5:00    Workstation:  Hacking Minecraft with Python | Sheryl Brennan

Raspberry Pi stations set up for kids to code Python to "hack" Minecraft.

1:00 - 5:00    Workstation:  Capture the Flag | Facebook

Compete for prizes and learn new security skills in this computer-based competition. Players earn points and gain control of the game map by completing both defense and offense challenges. New games will be played Friday and Saturday, so you can compete in one or both!

1:00 - 5:00    Workstation:  Security Professional: Pentest or Defend | AT&T

Be a Security Pro – Experience the daily activities of a security professional by using an open source vulnerability scanner to identify multiple vulnerabilities on a target system. Try your hand with current tools used by security professionals today to practice a simple, real-world attack and defend scenario.

Sunday, August 7th

WORKSTATIONS

10:00 - 11:45   Workstation: 3D Printing

Learn, create and print any 3-dimensional object you want. All printed materials will be used to create a r00tz logo poster. All kids will take their printed objects home.

10:00 - 11:45   Workstation: Soldering / Badges

10:00 - 11:45   Workstation: Lock Picking & Puzzles

12:00  LUNCH BREAK

1:00   HACKER JEOPARDY

2:00  CLOSING CEREMONIES