DEF CON 101 - The Talk

Presented at DEF CON 22 (2014), Aug. 7, 2014, 10 a.m. (Unknown duration)

DEF CON 101 is the Alpha to the closing ceremonies' Omega. It's the place to go to learn about the many facets of Con and to begin your Defconian Adventure. Whether you're brand new or a long time attendee, DC101 can start you on the path toward maximizing your DEF CON Experiences.


  • Chris Hurley / Roamer as Roamer
    Roamer is (as of this writing) the retired Sr. Goon in charge of the DEF CON Vendor Area (let's see how that works out). He has been on DEF CON staff since DEF CON 8. He was the founder of the DEF CON WarDriving contest the first 4 years of it's existence and has also run the slogan contest in the past. Roamer is the guitarist for the Goon Band, Recognize. Although having no actual skills his ability to drink virtually every Goon and attendee under the table has gained him massive prominence in the scene and elevated him to the lofty station you see him in today. When not "working" at DEF CON he is "working" as the Global Information Security Manager and Sr. Enterprise Architect for Sony PlayStation WorldWide Studios. Twitter: @shitroamersays
  • LosT
    LosT mucks around with DEF CON on occasion. He is the creator of the Hardware Hacking Village, the LosT@Defcon Mystery Challenge, and for the past few years the DEF CON badges and badge challenges. Russ says he's the official DEF CON Puzzlemaster, but LosT still doesn't believe him. In his other life LosT enjoys playing the bass and linguistics, among other things. He's also been known to study mathematics, electrical engineering and physics in his spare time. Twitter: @1o57
  • Pyr0
    Pyr0 is "that guy" who oversees the Contests, Events, and Villages at DEF CON. He's been attending since DC6 and has been gooning since DC7. He is the founder of Skytalks, one of those 303 peoples, and also proudly reps Security Tribe (RECOGNIZE!). He loves great scotch, good vodka, smart girls, explosives, and big black . . . guns. ALSO:DONGS Twitter: @lmcomie
  • Lockheed
    Lockheed (@TheLockheed) was in charge of the DEF CON Network Operations Group since DEF CON 4, and in 2013 took over as Chief of Operations for DEF CON (because you never retire from DEF CON, you only get promoted!) Lock has over 25 years of experience in the technology field. He's had jobs ranging from tech writer, mainframe operator, product engineer, product marketing manager, and is currently Sr Director in charge of the Global IT Group for Sony PlayStation Worldwide Studios. He's been in the video game industry for over 10 years and strongly believes his PS4 can kick your XBOX's butt! Twitter: @TheLockheed
  • HighWiz
    WANTED : HIGHWIZARD Known Aliases: HighWiz, The Dark Lord, Tom Riddle, "The Swamp Fox", The Earl of Grantham, And your excellency sir, (to you). Known Affliations: The Tribe Wanted For: Advanced Persistent Trolling, viceregicide, Conspiring with Jesuits, Igniting the Doom of Valyria, Drag Racing the Kessel Run, Putting the Ram in the Rama Lama Ding Dong, Long walks on the beach. May be traveling with: Alan Turing, Karl Möbius, Charles Babbage, the Chilean national soccer team, and a devious pink elephant. SHOULD BE CONSIDERED TO BE ARMÈD AND DANGEROUS! DO NOT APPROACH - CONTACT AUTHORITIES at (202)333-7121 Twitter: @highwiz