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Don't ask what Whitespace can do for you, ask what you can do for Whitespace.
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Revision as of 09:29, 26 March 2013

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Newline 2013
From 2013/03/29 19:30:00 to 2013/03/31 23:59:59

Whitespace Blekerijstraat 75, Gent, Belgium
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«It's every year, and it's allways awesome. Join us this year again for the most obscure chaotic conference in .be»

Newline 2013 flyer


We like to invite you to the THIRD installment of our annual hackerspace conference called Newline. Now with even less organisation and planning. So come all and have a good time with what as become a yearly small (but extremely cozy) gathering in Ghent.

Most of you know the drill: short accessible talks, food that's warm and not poisonous, cold beer and mate, steaming coffee served by an italian temperamental coffeemaker.

Why would you come? Glad you asked. It is an excellent opportunity to learn cool stuff and meet new people. It's peer-organised, free (as in beer *and* in speech) and, quite frankly, we'd love you to show up.

This minicon will kick off on Friday the 30th with our infamous pre-party. Followed on Saturday (not too early in the morning) by a day of talks, workshops and unforseen events and general chaos. Sunday is clean-up and chill-out.

We are a community driven event and are still looking for people who want to contribute. There are open spots in our schedule for talks and workshops. These can be about a wide range of topics,technical or other. If you know someone that you'd like to give a talk, please forward this invitation to them.

Don't ask what Whitespace can do for you, ask what you can do for Whitespace.




So completely in-line with the general setup of this conference, here
is -better late than never- *drumroll* Call For Papers. 
We like to invite *YOU* to speak on our annual hackerspace conference!

Last years we had a good atmosphere, around 60 visitors, cozy rooms and
no trolls or hecklers. Good music, chill vibe, smart and sexy people.
Really, the best way to enjoy this event is to give a talk, there's 
something inherently intersting about people talking about stuff they
care about.

Your initial reaction may be...Me? What can I talk about? 
Simple answer: Plenty of things, there are different tracks:

- I <3 Foo: 
	{You've got some piece of software/hardware/technology you love, but 
	you didn't write it, never even submitted a well written bug report.
	Yet Foo makes your life easier/more fun/less boring. Come over and 
	share your experiences with us! Tell us what we're missing.}
- I do Bar:
	{You've got some practical skill, in-depth knowledge about Bar, you can 
	share with your fellow hackers. You're not the talker but more action-
	oriented. Cool! Give us some Idea what you want to do, and we'll get 
	some interested people in a small and cozy room with you. But not too
- I know Baz:
	{Awesome, your in-dept knowledge on Baz will enlighten us all, you're 
	the kind of speaker that can keep a room on the edge of their seat for
	an hour and still, keep the questions flowing after the talk}

- I think qux:
	{Here are you, with your opinion. You want to give a political, philoso-
	phical, ethical statement. You want to pitch an idea and welcome comments.
	You're a pastafarian that wants new followers, a politician without voters,
	a rebel without a cause/clue. Feel free to join us, we'll dust off our 
	soapbox for ya.}

We need the following to make this a great event: 
- Short accessible talks (20min or less) 
- Longer In-depth talks (30min or longer) 
- Workshops
- Demo's 
- Performances

Topics can include but are not limited to: 
- Enhanced or Infected Reality Swarms
- Auto-Builders / Self-Fabrication
- Embedded OS break-ins stories & recipes
- Actualization rather than mere concepts
- Problematic & Ethical Open Source/Content Licenses
- Forensics and Anti-Forensics
- Web Security
- Electronic Music and Literature
- Retrocomputingarkets and anonymous money transfers
- Privacy
- Net Neutrality and Censorship
- Copyright
- Exploitation Techniques
- Video Game Culture and Art
- The Final (Hardware) Frontier: Open FPGA Cores, Reverse Engineering
- Designer Religions and Creative Beliefs Systems
- WiFiDoors 
- WiFi System-on-Chip controllers firmware hacking, infection & backdooring
- Telecom Core Network Equipment Reverse Engineering: MSC, STP, Switches, ...
- Algebraic Attacks and Modern Cryptography Attacks
- Autonomous, Parasitic and Viral Drones
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 
– machine learning, humanoid robots, RoboCup, autonomous cars
- Transportation Hacking – with electronics and bus systems
- Studies about Social Networks – e.g. how different networks are being used
- Media and Internet Technologies in education
- Cyberspace identities and gender issues
- Institutional Relationships: Lobbying or Licking?
- Cryptography and Cryptoanalysis
- Reverse Engineering
- Forensics and Anti-Forensics
- Web Security
- Electronic Music and Literature
- Retrocomputing
- Explosion-Proof clothing
- Radio Appz & Hackz: Mesh @ RF Layer 1-3
- Database & Privacy
- Social Justice on the Internet
- Media and Internet Technologies in Education
- Conspiracy Theories

Excited? So are we!


Not manditory, just to get an idea how many of you to expect.


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