September 21st 2022
LIGHTNING TALKS with Toni
On BalCCon2k22, we want everyone to have an opportunity to speak!
So we are soliciting short, but engaging 5 minute talks – Lightning Talks – from any and all attendees.
The Lightning Talk format provides very personal, concise thoughts, ideas or calls for action. Typically speakers use lightning talks to talk about their experience, their opinions or for a wake-up call towards the agile community and markets.
Everyone can speak at Balccon! Tell us about your project, idea, plans or your best jokes, just make sure you have a slide deck and keep it under 5 minutes!
Proposal Now it’s your turn!
Send an email at jelena (at) balccon.org with
Subject: Lightning Talk - BalCCon2k22 Name: Language of your Presentation Keywords: Abstract: Relevant Links (Project Page, etc.):
September 19th 2022
BalCCon CTF 2k22
The CTF is a hacking contests designed for security experts with the desire to compete against each other. CTF is a simulation of a real environment with exploitable devices and applications where security expert’s skills are put to the test. Besides real vulnerabilities in place there are some other task to solve, where creativity, focus, logic, ingenuity and other problem solving skills can glance. Once connected to the real environment hack but don’t get hacked!
This year we will run a ~42hrs long CTF competition.
CTF will start on a first day (23rd September) of the BalCCoN at 16:00 UTC, and end on a last day (25th. September) at 12:00 UTC, and there will be prizes for the first 3 teams.
Registrations will be open from 19th September.
September 13th 2022
Retro Computer Hackerspace
If you want to make a SCART/video/audio cable for your favourite retro computer, or maybe to install/connect Gotek drive, or to install Workbench with PFS file system to your Amiga, or anything else that you are not sure how to do it, bring your equipment to Retro Computer Hackerspace, we will try to solve the problem together. We cannot guarantee that it will be solved, but we will try our best (serious electronic problems probably won't be solved, sorry). Maybe you have something that is interesting to you on your retro machine, bring it and show it.
If you are not sure if your problem is something that organizers could solve, send your request to : zzarko at lugons.org.
If you want to bring your own retro computer to show off, also send an e-mail, so we can allocate space for you.
August 26th 2022
BalCCon is organized by the community and appreciates all kinds of participation. We'd like to encourage you to contribute to this event by volunteering.
The Congress would not be possible without many people donating their time bringing the Congress to life and dealing with all the challenges of bringing hundreds of hackers together in a congress center.
The congress heavily relies on your help! Please consider volunteering at BalCCon2k22, keep in mind that we need your help a day before and a day after the congress! You can sign up by submitting an email at volunteer at balccon.org
Email subject should be
Email Body: Personal Information: Volunteer Name (nickname): Country: Email ID: Contact Number: Planned date of arrival : Planned date of departure: Volunteer Profile: (max 1000 words)
if you would like to help us on site.
Application deadline - 15th September 2022!!!
A big thank you for applying for volunteering at BalCCon2k22.
August 21st 2022
On BalCCon2k22 we want to put also focus on groups meeting and discussing topics. For many groups it was hard to find a decent home base to discuss ideas and get new folks interested in their community. For interested hackers it became harder to find someone to talk to, as everyone was wandering around.
We have a solution for that:
"Hackerspace" on BalCCon
We want to capture the camp's spirit in semi-open assemblies called "Hackerspace" ;)
So, if you are a group of hackers who like to work and hang out together, bring your toys, work on projects, have fun and let others participate in what you’re doing!
How to reserve space
Please let us know what you’d like to do, how much space you’ll need, what you’d like to bring with you, how much power your gear will consume, etc… Keep in mind: The more you tell us about your plans the better your chances that you’ll actually get what you want.
- send an email to jelena (at) balccon.org with subject BalCCon2k22 Assembly
Be aware: Only Assemblies that were added until 20th September will get their own place!
So we bring our projects and set up workshops and so on?
Yes, sharing your knowledge and showing other participants about your projects is central for everything going on at the congress. If people in your Assembly want to offer workshops or maybe lectures on a small scale, maybe there’ll be enough space for you to integrate a workshop area into your Assembly. For bigger workshops there will be a workshop room.
Great, we will bring ALL THE THINGS!
Be aware that the space is limited. But assemblies are invited to bring their toys and also to decorate their spot at the Congress – as long as everything you bring with you does not block exit paths and is not flammable. These two requirements are important, and if your installations don’t fulfill them, we’ll be forced to remove them.
Yes, we will do some workshops!
If you would like to have small-scale workshops in your Assembly, tell us what you’re planning and for how many people. Please be as specific as possible. We will probably not allocate extra workshop space for your Assembly, if you haven’t published something like a schedule on your Assembly page. For now it will be sufficient to list topics and speakers, later we’d like to see a timetable as well.
How about a projector for our area?
We will not provide projectors, canvas or anything apart from chairs and tables, but probably you’ve got those anyway.
List of already registered assemblies
August 15th 2022
Three day tickets are available for pre-order
There is limited amount of tickets and will be sold on first come first served basis. To avoid waiting in long lines we urge you to come in early in the day.
You can buy or pre-order tickets on the following link:
We'll also sell tickets on site. Just show up at BalCCon2k22 and buy a ticket on the cash desk.
More info about Tickets you can find on Tickets.