July 23rd, 2012
As promised, a second newsletter to follow up #1 from last week.
- Sharing is caring
- Car parking
- Key-signing party
- Metals workshop safety gear
Unless something specific comes up, this will be the last newsletter before the camp. Part of us are already on site commencing the build-up as I write. We're looking forward to 4 awesome - and sunny!! - days with you all in Dudelange!
1. Sharing is caring
We wanted to remind you that we have two pages up that allow to share own's tent and own's car with others, or to look for such an opportunity. The pages are at TentSharing and Travel respectively. Everyone can edit those wiki pages.
For people who arrive by public transport, we will make a shuttle service available. You can call +352 691 44 23 24 to notify us that you need someone to pick you and your gear up.
2. Car parking
There is no car parking on site (The only couple of parking slots being reserved for first-aid, catering and the shuttle-service).
We suggest you come to the camping-site to drop off your gear and then park your car at the public and free parking at a walking distance (500m) situated between the streets "Rue Karl Marx" and "Schwaarze Wee" (See the map at http://osm.org/go/0DQzXOPif-?layers=Q). It might appear to be the mall parking, but it is actually a public parking.
If you want to park your car elsewhere, please be advised that this is on your own risk. Especially the road leading up to the camp site is extremely narrow, so parking there is absolutely not recommended.
3. Trailer parking
As the parking space at the camp-site is fairly limited and close to non-existent, it would be very good if we knew how many people (if any) plan to come with a camping van or trailer. If the number exceeds the available space, we will have to rethink our setup and we'd prefer to do that before the camp starts ;)
So if you're travelling with a camping trailer, please do let us know.
4. Key-signing party
The guys from the Chaos Computer Club asked me to pass this message:
"If you would like to participate at the key signing party, you have to send a mail with the subject 'Key Signing Party' to firstname.lastname@example.org, until the 25th of july, with the following content: Key-ID: Your keyid Name: Your full name Fingerprint: The fingerprint of your key If your have multiple keys, copy the content as often as needed. And make sure to bring an official document (passport, ID, driver's license) to be able to identify yourself."
5. Metals workshop safety gear
If you are planning to participate in the metals workshop, please bring personal protection and appropriate clothing! You will need gloves, safety goggles and ear protection/earplugs. If you have access to a welding helmet and leather apron, please bring them along as well. Also, please bring work clothing, such as a thick long-sleeved cotton shirt and long, thick cotton pants (jeans as fine) that can get dirty. The clothes you wish to use in the workshop must not be synthetic because of fire hazards. Safety shoes are recommended, closed leather shoes/boots are OK, synthetic sneakers are not. For your own safety, you will not be allowed to participate if you wear shorts/t-shirt/sandals!
Regards, The camp-orga
July 19th, 2012
Only 6 days until haxogreen and the weather outlook is looking pretty good at this very moment http://www.meteolux.lu/previsions-meteorologiques.
So in this first newsletter for haxogreen, we're bringing you some news mostly related to the camp's programme:
There will be a hack derby competition on Day 4 at around 3pm. http://haxogreen.lu/schedule/2012/events/26.en.html Although we will make resources at your disposal to build your car, you're allows to build your cars in advance (remember, ball bearings not allowed) or bring stuff you might want to use.
For the metal workshop - which will take place during the whole duration of the camp, with special sessions every day - we could use more ... well iron, copper, and other types of metal ;) (aluminium is difficult to weld, so maybe don't bring too much of that). So if you happen to have some stuff lying around in your cellar that you always wanted to take to the recycling centre... pack it next to your tent if you come by car.
Workshops in general
If you signed up for a workshop that required registration, or want to partake in any other workshop, please consult the schedule and make sure to bring all the required resources.
If you signed up for the LPI exam on the 27th at our registration page but haven't registered at their events site yet, make sure to do so before the camp http://lpievent.lpice.eu/ ! Exam takers will need to have registered at the LPI event page, even if they're only coming for a day on a daypass. Daypass availability will be guaranteed for LPI exam takers.
We don't have enough parking space to have everyone park on the camp site. We're working on a couple of solutions to allow you to unpack comfortably and then store your care away safely (unfortunately no shrinking cannons available yet). We'll let you know in Newsletter #2 which is due for ... Monday presumably.
If you haven't paid your registration fee until now.. you're doomed! No, seriously, you're still good, but please do remember to pay, the sooner, the better!
Stay tuned for more news!
Regards, Your friendly syn2cat staff.
-- HaxoGreen 2012 - the Hackers' Summercamp in Luxembourg July 26nd till July 29th 2012, in Dudelange, Luxembourg Registration: http://www.haxogreen.lu T: +352 691 44 23 24
June 9th, 2012
Today marks the date that we see the first full release of the haxogreen 2012 schedule. You'll be able to find the details to almost 40 different activities on our schedule overview. If you've been there in 2010 you'll see we've made some headway in terms of number and quality of talks and workshops. We're simply loving that and we truly hope you do at least as much as we do ;).
With the full schedule released - though there might be smaller changes from time to time - the next date to mark in your calendars is June 22nd, the last day you'll be able to secure a camp-ticket at the early-bird rate of 23 EUR. Head on the the Registration if you haven't done yet.
May 26th, 2012
Today, we're excited to offer you a very first glimpse at some of the events that you'll be able to see and participate in as an attendee of the haxogreen summer-camp.
While this is only a tiny excerpt from the entire schedule that will be released shortly after June 8th, you can already see that haxogreen offers both a diverse and entertaining range of topics that appeal to both the professional and the novice.
- Initiation to Malware Analysis (Paul Rascagneres & Hugo Caron)
- "During this workshop we will present the basics of malware analysis by studying a ransomware. We will see different techniques to recover the key and the encryption algorithm in order to recover all the files encrypted by this one."
- Modern Censorship - How the Chinese Government is Blocking Tor (soulstoned_)
- "The Onion Router (Tor) is a network aiming to increase an individual’s privacy and anonymity on the Internet. [...] The Great Firewall of China (GFC) will be an example of how Tor is or is not able to suite its original aims in increasing an individual’s security and privacy. We make clear how the Chinese government is able to block the Chinese residents from accessing the Tor network."
- Spacenet - A Secure and Anonymous Inter-(hacker)space Federated Authentication Platform. (gmc)
- "Spacenet is a federated authentication community to provide one logon to wifi networks across hackerspaces. It started in The Netherlands but is set for world-domination. Currently, about half of the Dutch hackerspaces (if not more) allow one to logon to the wifi network using the credentials of ones home-hackerspace."
- Torservers. A Lot of Them - Tales From the Life of a Tor Exit Operator (Moritz Bartl & Guillaume Rischard)
- "Torservers.net is one of the largest operators of Tor exits, and has inspired various communities to professionalize Tor exit operation. Today, together, we will establish, organise and collect funds for Ce sont nos oignons Luxembourg asbl."
- Forban: Saving the Libraries by Sharing (Alexandre Dulaunoy)
- "As Michael Niedermayer said 'In the past you could go to a library and read, borrow or copy any book. Today you’d get arrested for mere telling someone where the library is.' We have to do something about it. Books and sharing are part of a free society. Technology should not be used to limit our freedom but to be used by people to improve their life. Forban is an opportunistic p2p software to independently share software with your local neighbors. In this session, you'll see how to share your library with your neighbors. The talk will be a mix of the hacking aspect of an opportunistic protocol but also how to share and improve the incredible work of our Russian friends at the Library Genesis."
- Demo programming on the Atari ST - the limitations of the hardware and how to overcome them (Georges Kesseler)
- "This will be an overview of the challenges and workarounds you will encounter when programming demos on the Atari ST. That little machine from 1985 had no acceleration chips at all (in opposition to the Amiga or C64), which is not really the best foundation to create fancy animations and sound. This did of course not stop fellow hackers to push the machine to it's limits and beyond."
- Super Awesome Sushi Workshop - Hack your own Sushi (macfreak)
- "You will learn a bit about ingredients, rice, vinegar and the combination of all three. During this workshop, you will encounter a few technique how to successfully develop some classical Sushi and create your own items. Knowledge will be transposed using a 4 page PDF downloadable after the workshop including all the tips and tricks we'll meet."
- PHP development with Symfony2 - Developing like a sir (Michel Weimerskirch)
- "Symfony2 is a full stack open source web framework written in PHP. In this talk you will see what different components Symfony2 is made of, and how you can leverage them in your PHP projects. Learn how to rapidly build a working application with only a few lines of code and how to keep your code clean and maintainable by using a well-defined structure. For those interested in security I will show a few examples of common security issues in PHP applications (or Web applications in general) that Symfony2 can help to avoid. [...]"
(Some of the abstracts presented here have been edited).
We very much hope that we could whet your appetite for haxogreen 2012. So, if you haven't registered yet, make sure you do so now: Register now at early-bird conditions!.
May 14th, 2012
Having released the Call For Proposals  a little later than initially planned, and with still 72 days to go until the camp, we have decided to extend the deadline for the CfP from May 15th until May 31st.
That means 16 additional days to think about and finalize your talk to present or workshop to hold at haxogreen 2012!
Acceptance notification has of course also been postponed to June 8th.
Whether your favorite topic is IT-security, the hacker-community, net-politics, homemade food or beverages, 3D manufacturing, operating-systems, DIY-culture, coding and algorithms, or soldering and tinkering, you can look forward to a crowd of techno-freaks that crave your information. Browse this wiki and above all have a look at the Memories page to glimpse at 2010's edition before you head over to our submission system to enter your proposal.
We're specifically looking for and highly likely to accept anything game-show related and entertaining.
Likewise, and since we know that you wouldn't necessarily want to buy a pig in a poke, we've extended the early-bird phase for registration until June 22nd, so you can have a look at the schedule before committing yourself.