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Hardware Hacking Village
Breakout Room: Camelia
When: Fri 19:00 - Sun 14:00

Hardware village with soldering irons to assemble your badge. Bring a micro USB cable to charge your badge. Bring some for others, we know you have that box of cables in your closet, now is it's time!
If you are interested in volunteering to help, please email us at staff [at]

Capture The Flag
Breakout Room: Camelia
When: Fri 19:00 - Sun 14:00

EverSec CTF is a Capture The Flag competition about the fictitious company Eversec who gets hacked and needs some friendly hacker help. Hosted by the EverSec crew, this CTF has been run at multiple cons over the years, including BSides RDU, BSides Asheville, BSides Charleston, and returning to CackalackyCon!
The Eversec CTF was founded in 2016 by @gabemarshall after being inspired by competing in the DerbyCon CTF. The CTF has always been a group effort, but is currently being developed by the following individuals: @gabemarshall @stevemyrick @jmacko @claytondorsey @doylersec @ch1kpee David B and @offsec_ginger

Lockpick Village
Breakout Room: Oak
When: Fri 19:00 - 22:00 & Sat 11:00 - 18:00 & Sun 10:00 - 15:00

Oak City Locksport will be running a Lockpick Villageon Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7. If you've never picked a lock and want to learn this is the place to start. If you're an intermediate or advanced picker and want to try something new, ask the Village staff because not everything we have may not be out!

OCL will have:
- Picking contests and games
- Lock Swap: Bring your spare locks for a lock swap with other participants. On Saturday and Sunday from 1-2 there will be a designated area for swaps. Make your own trades, but OCL staff can help evaluate the condition of the locks made in trade.
- OCL Store: Progressive and re-pinnable locks will be available for sale along with a variety of picks and picking gear, swag, etc.

OCL is the RDU area locksport club, founded in 2010. We meet once a month to pick locks and share our projects. Find us on Meetup to attend a meeting.

Local Groups Meetup
Breakout Room: Dogwood
When: Friday 19:00

Come meet your local technical security groups like Def Con 919, 2600, and more!
If you want us to add your group, please email us at staff [at]

Friday Night Party
Hotel Bar
When: Fri 22:00

If you are interested in donation opportunities, please email us at staff [at]

Wireless Shoothouse
Breakout Room: Dogwood
When: Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

GreenHat Solutions (GHS) presents a 802.11 (WiFi) Capture The Flag event.
Unlike many CTF’s, the Shoothouse provides an opportunity to conduct wireless penetration testing against various targets. While capturing the keys to access the wireless network will award points, the challenge doesn’t end there. Competitors will have the option to find additional flags; these flags will either require accessing the router user interface, the client devices, or the traffic between clients.Contestants will have the chance to train on or hone their skills with a vast arsenal of tools, and techniques to include:
Hashcat, JtR, Crunch, Cewl, most tools in the aircrack suite, hydra, medusa, mdk-3, pyrit, coWPAtty, nmap, wireshark, macchanger, Metasploit, ettercap

Cryptography Challenge
Conference Wide

Presented by Kiwi
Website, event rooms, and elsewhere. Lurk moar.

Chillout Space
Breakout Room: Outdoor Breezeway

Lounge, network, take a break.

Networking Board
Breakout Room: Camelia

Leave a note if you have something to trade, are looking for something specific, or want to share an idea or thought with other attendees.

Crypto & Coffee
Breakout Room: Outdoor Breezeway
When: Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 & Sunday 9:00 - 11:00

Hodlers unite. Join us to learn about/discuss/buy/sell cryptocurrency. All your apes are belong to us if you bring them up.
(Crypto also means Cryptography like the crypto challenge! *wink*)

Saturday Night Party
Hotel Bar
When: Sat 22:00

Featuring Hacker Swan