Hackerspaces Village


Within the last years, we’ve seen hackerspaces poping up like mushrooms all across the world at an incredible rate. Hackerspaces have a very positive impact on the way hackers and computer scientists develop themselves and some incredible projects were born at hackerspaces like cracking MD5 certificates, the cold-boot attack, the Warzone project, hardware hacking/tinkering and much more.

Attendees to the Hackerspaces Village will get an inside look at hackerspaces, their community, projects and even get their hardware hack-on! In the village you will find representatives from the various .EU and Netherlands based hackerspaces who will be on site showcasing their projects. Each hackerspace will also present in the HITB SIGINT session highlighting the details of their current projects or developments. Do note that participating hackerspace members are entitled to attend the 2-day quad track conference (19th & 20th May) at only EUR250! Be sure to contact your local hackerspace to get your discount codes and for further details!


Get your thinking caps on and prepare for the FIRST EVER HITB Hackerspace Challenge featuring LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0’s! Organized by the security team from ITQ, the Hackerspaces Challenge will be a team-to-team based competition with some serious prizes up for grabs! Each team of 2 will be given the same task: To build a LEGO Mindstorm from scratch and complete a predetermined challenge (to be revealed only on conference Day 1 (19th May) in the fastest time possible.

Your project will be judged by a panel of experts based on the performance of your bot, aesthetics, smart engineering and of course 31337 programming skills! The winning team will take home the honor and glory plus a super generous donation of €1000 from ITQ towards your Hackerspace!

Venue: HITB2011 Hackerspaces Village @ NH Krasnapolsky Wintergarden (OPEN TO PUBLIC!)
Date: 19th & 20th of May 2011
Time: 11:00 – 17:00
Awards Ceremony: 20th May 18:00

Want to enter your hackerspace into the competition? It’s completely FREE but make sure to do it fast as we have room for only 10 teams! Send an e-mail to hackerspaceschallenge@hackinthebox.nl with the following details:

1-Subject: HITB Hackerspaces Challenge 2011
2-Name of your hackerspace
3-Names of the participants in your team
4-Name + email address of your team leader

Participating Hackerspaces

1.) Random Data (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
2.) Moddr (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
3.) Hack42 (Arnhem, The Netherlands)
4.) Bitlair (Amersfoort, The Netherlands)
5.) HSBxl (Brussels, Belgium)
6.) Whitespace (Gent, Belgium)
7.) TBA
8.) TBA
9.) TBA
10.) TBA

What else can you see at the Hackerspaces Village?

- Arduino Hacking: Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
- Make your own LED board based on Arduino
- Soldering, we will bring some soldering kits which you can buy and build it yourself.
- RFiD hacking
- Wireless hacking
- Retro hardware
- Makerbot