DESCON 5.0 is the fifth two-day annual community and capacity building event focused on the security of the Internet, the Internet of Things, robotics, electronics, and wearables.
If you wish to submit your talk or present your existing project or paper, fill out this form by 22 Sep. If accepted, you’ll be notified by 30 Sep.
Possible topics for talks include and are not limited to:
If you have something interesting to develop, let us know ahead of time or come and pitch to the group at the event. Rather than running a single long hackathon, come along and:
This year, DESCON focuses on working together to save the planet.
Some of the topics we will be developing:
In the Teslaton, we will explore how we can use energy more efficiently and tap into alternative energy sources from nature. This will ensure that energy usage will have a less detrimental impact on the environment, which will have a positive impact on many areas, including agriculture, health and other life on the planet. Fittingly, this year’s DESCON has teamed up with the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, drawing inspiration from Nikola Tesla who dedicated his life to energy and innovation.
You are welcome to bring your own components for the hackathon. Please note that any complete or previous projects will not be considered.
The goal is to make a completely new product that is ready to assemble from scratch. Show how to put it together or how to make a future citizen’s kit.
We are asking participants and teams to be creative and make use of any open data sets from online open data portals to develop applications showing daily updates of any available open data in your neighbourhood that is scrape-able, or free to download and use.
Projects should demonstrate how open environmental data and citizen’s collaborative measurement networks can help the environment. Broad use of this data enables high-quality information in energy and other sectors, and can, in some cases, spot environmental disasters.
You can bring anything else you think you will need!
1st – Travel to Rotterdam IoT hackathon to present the winning project, Oct 12-13, 2019
2nd – JBL sound speaker
3rd – Surprise
The jury will award the most complete or ready-to-deploy project. Talks, sessions, capture the flag and educational tutorials count too.
Tickets are free of charge and can be booked here.
DESCON is a non-profit event. Small donations can be made on the day and will go towards covering costs of running the event.
The venue is placed in the very centre of Belgrade and is easily accessible by public transport. The lower part of the venue is accessible for wheelchair participants.
There is a range of hotel, Airbnb and similar options located in the area.
Free refreshments, coffee and drinks will be provided during the event. Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday. Please get in touch if you have any special dietary needs.