Organised by and for the New Zealand hacker community, Kiwicon brings together hackers, whitehats, bystanders and baby-killers who are interested in the very thin veneer of robustness spackled over our technological world. Stories here.
Kiwicon 6 saw Wellington's classy Opera House filled with 760 slightly less-classy delegates. Here the con sheep maintain watch over the security faithful.
Kiwicon's Lisa Wood crafted pixels for the awesome handbook.
The Friday meetup at the Meow cafe.
The Opera House maintains much of its 1914 design. And while it's now home to hackers, the high-rollers have kept the dream of class stratification well and truely alive by buying their way into the lofty viewing boxes.
Matt Jones outs vulnerability hype and finds cool technical write ups using Talkback. Read about it here.
The esteemed Dr Peter Gutmann points out a laundry list of security failings. And why crashing steam trains together is a good PR stunt.
Liz Henry made the trip from San Fran to Wellington to teach the local hacktivists how to avoid the party van.
Your paper shredder sucks.
Upstairs, where the beer is.
Three guys with ponytails talk crypto, but definitely not PKI. They told the faithful that their crypto was strong, but side-channels not so much.
This black coffee concoction was developed by a possibly mad nuclear scientist in Idaho National Labs. It is as good as it sounds.
Delegate badges. Some still contain programs.
The historic Opera House, laden with hax0rs.
The anarchist cow bell keeps delegates from missing talks. And from asking questions about PKI.