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DesCon 48 hours IoT hackathon,

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ISOC Serbia Chapter supported and participated in the Internet of Things and wearables hackathon, DesCon, that took place last weekend Aug 5-7 at the International Test Center, near Belgrade.

It featured hands-on workshops for hardware and software, Crypto Party, as well as talks on Digital Compression Loss, Ethereum mining, BlockChain and DJ-ing. Two successful IoT startups, Strawberry Tree, an Internet solar energy powered benches from Serbia and Doctor2Go from New Zealand presented their work and business strategies.

The main goal was to expose participants to electronics and hardware skills by learning to solder and put together an Arduino Nano computer/ an interactive badge – with Wifi, joystick and other components, as well as write the code.

Some participants combined the Arduino-Nano it with other sensors to create a product. Feedback from three teams of software programmers that worked on hardware solutions for the first time showed that they really enjoyed the challenge to create new software functions but also keeping in mind hardware limitations. Participants kept the interactive Arduino Nano badge they built, so they can continue to further improve the firmware after the hackathon. They will keep the Github code https://github.com/H-LK/ESP8266-SSID-Text-Broadcast updated to continue to improve some functionality of the wifi firmware.

The jury awarded “It’s a Match” product prototype where any of wearable computer owners could identify, add and unfollow nearby twitter accounts.

We are grateful to all ISOC Chapter participants, Hacklab Belgrade community, DJ Balkan Beast Boy for his beats, Dragan Ilic for his robot performance, dotMe, Stretch Sense and ComCast for their support.

More Info: http://descon.me/2016/press/

DesCon 2016 theme is fun alertness. It is about fashionable devices, wearables and garments we can build together and use in our daily life to alert us to some fun, be it some kind of warning or otherwise in our vicinity or online.

DesCon 2016 features talks from feature leading international speakers on subjects including Internet of Things, cryptography, security, block-chain and wearable technologies.  DesCon hackathon, which creates huge social engagement, is focused around the theme ‘how can we begin to think more strategically about security in Internet of Things and adapting business models and operations to create new revenue opportunities”.

Groups will use various sensors, Arduino kits and their own hardware to build wearable fashion items and IoT devices capable of taking and measuring data both from the atmosphere and human bodies.

Last year’s DesCon 2015 was the first hackathon of that kind, and it was a resounding success with participants requesting this year dates early in 2016.

The event was featured in the European Linux Community magazine.

Aug 5-7 - 2016 - Get ready !!!

Registration for the hackathon is available:  60 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to tickets, DesCon badges will given to all hackathon team participants.
They can be additionally ordered.
Please register here. Registration closes on Aug 2nd at 23:00.

DesCon 48 hours IoT hackathon,

Program

16:00 – 16:30 Free shuttle transport provided for participants from hacklab Belgrade Danicareva 23, www.oosm.org
16:30 Arrival at the venue, International Test Center, see location www.its-z1.org
15:00 – 18:00 Early registration and informal socializing; Free discussion and refreshments; pizza can be ordered from nearby Vinca village.
18:00 – 21:15 Crypto Party

  • New 19:00 – 19:30

    Debate: ‘On the path from MUSIC to NOISE – Lossy Compression – the Evil Core of the Holy Church of Everything Digital’

    Dušan Mihajlović (A.K.A. “Dr. Spira”) is looking at the world in which we live, immersed in the field of digital, and how it affects our analogue selves. On the path from noise to music, we have to undergo several transformations, each one adding another context dimension, until we reach the state of music – a continuum of Tao – simultaneous vibrations on multiple frequencies, resonances and dissonances that represent the life we are. Digital technology tries to quantify everything by replacing the world with a digital representation of the world, which amounts to a very long sequence of ONEs and ZEROs.

    By doing this, it is breaking Einstein’s fundamental rule to “make things as simple as possible, but not simpler”. The moment we do, we lose information and reduce the result in at least one of its aspects, and is actually pushing us in the other direction – from MUSIC towards NOISE.

    21:30 – 23:00 Film viewing – Surprise film screening
    23:00 -23:30 Transport from the venue back to the city center

09:30 – 10:00 Free shuttle bus number #1 transport provided for participants from, Danicareva 23, Hacklab Belgrade, www.oosm.org
10:00 Arriving to the Venue, see location www.its-z1.org
10:00 – 11:30 Registration and refreshments
10:30 – 11:00 Free shuttle bus number #2 transport provided for participants from Danicareva 23, Hacklab Belgrade, www.oosm.org
11:30 – 11:40 Welcome, DesCon Logistics @Des
11:40 – 12:00 Keynote: How to innovate in IoT wearables? Matthew Jackson
12:10 – 12:20 Surprise speaker – Finally some fun in the IoT
12:20 – 12:30 Kristina J. Nikolic – Energy hacking
12:30 – 13:30 Theme discussion, team formation and build
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 19:30 Team work: Hack & Build                                                                                                                          

18:30 – 19:00 Crypto Puzzle
19:00 – 19:30 Dr Ian Brown – The IoT security pitfalls
19:30 – 21:30 Dinner and Performance
21:30 – 00:00 Hackathon continued
21:30 – 22:00 Transport back to the city center
23:00 – 23:30 Transport back to the city center
22:0002:00 VJ/DJ Party

00:00-16:00 – Hackathon continued – Zone A
10:00 Free shuttle bus no. #1 from Danicareva 23 to the venue
10:30 Arrival to the venue
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Transport Mini bus no. # 2 from Danicareva 23 to the venue
11:30 Arrival to the venue
11:30-13:00 Workshop “Kill your phone” – Zone C
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Parallel track
Talks – Zone C:
14:00-14:30 Ethereum – Predrag Radovic – Itekako
14:30 -15:00 Block-chain – Petar Simovic
16:00 Team presentations
16:30 Jury & Awards
17:00 Close of hackathon
17:10 Leaving drinks
18:00 Transport shuttle bus no #1 back to the city center
18:30 Packing
20:00 Transport shuttle bus no # 2 back to the city center

Transportation

We will provide transport 2 times a day to the venue and back from the venue ITS-Z1.org back to the city center/Hacklab Belgrade (Danicareva 23, Belgrade).

ITS-Z1 location: https://goo.gl/maps/XE3EyKpBcFy

Mini bus: There will be a minibus organised schedule transporting attendants from the Hacklab to the venue 2 x day on Saturday and Sunday morning 9: 30am; 11:30am and from venue to the city center at 21:30 and 23:30. Additionally, for those attending the Crypto Party and informal gathering on Friday afternoon and evening, there will be an arranged transport leaving only at 16:00 on Friday 5th of August from the Hacklab and back. Please indicate on your online registration if you wish to attend the Friday warm-up. There is always possibility to stay at the venue or arrive in your own arrangement.

Public transport: You can make your own way to the venue by public transport. Bus 304 from Belgrade, Ustanicka street to Vinca and exit at Ritopek stop.

There is 500m walk up the hill from the bus stop Ritopek to the International Test Site venue – ITS-Z1 clearly signed with arrows.

Transport from Belgrade’s Airport Nikola Tesla

TAXI from Airport

  • Upon your arrival, go to TAXI INFO desk, located in the baggage reclaim area.
  • Tell your destination to the Taxi information desk officer, who will give you the taxi voucher with that very destination and the price for the service.
  • Taxi drivers accept only Serbian dinars so make sure you have exchanged your money at the exchange office or ATM at the airport. They also do not accept any cards so all transports have to be paid by cash.
  • Fixed price for the taxi drive from the airport to the city center is 1800 dinars ~ EUR 15.
  • Go to the first available taxi driver at the exit and show him your voucher.
  • Approximate travel time: 20 minutes

MINIBUS LINE A1 from Airport

  • Fontana bus stop (Pariske komune street, approx. 3 km from the Hyatt Regency Hotel)
  • Ticket price: 300 dinars ~ EUR 2 (purchased in the bus)
  • Mini Bus service operates from 5 AM and the final leave from the airport is at 6:40 PM
  • Approximate travel time: 20 minutes
  • Route map: www.beg.aero/en/strana/8811/bus

BUS LINE 72 from Airport

  • Šest kaplara bus stop (Bulevar Mihaila Pupina, 500 m from the Hyatt Regency Hotel)
  • Ticket price: 73 dinars (if ticket is bought in the shop), 101 dinars (75 min time-limited ticket), 150 dinars (if ticket is bought in the bus), 280 dinars (24h time-limited ticket)
  • Approximate travel time: 30 minutes
  • Route map: www.beg.aero/en/strana/8811/bus

For street maps and getting around Belgrade check out: www.planplus.rs

Free transport to DesCon

Friday
16:00 Danicereva 23 -> ITS-Z1
23:30 ITS-Z1 -> back to hacklab, Danicareva 23

Saturday
9:30 – Danicereva 23 -> ITS-Z1
11:30 – Trg Crkve Svetog Marka -> ITS-Z1
21:30 – ITS-Z1 -> back to Crkva Svetog Marka
23:30 – ITS-Z1 -> back to hacklab, Danicareva 23

Sunday
10:00 – Danicereva 23 -> ITS-Z1
12:00 – Trg Crkve Svetog Marka -> ITS-Z1
18:00 – ITS-Z1 -> back to Crkva Svetog Mark
21:00 – ITS-Z1 -> back to hacklab, Danicareva 23

Accommodation
Please indicate on your registration if you need help with accommodation in Belgrade during your stay or if you need to be picked up from the airport or your place of stay. Good taxis are: Pink, Beogradski and Lux Taxi.

Food
Food will be provided for up to 80 registered participants but you are free to bring your own food and pizzas and drinks can be sourced locally. If you have any special dietary requirements let us know via registration form and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Guests

Dez

Dez

Djorge Krivokapic

Djorge Krivokapic

Legal and Policy Director of Share Foundation

Andrej Petrovski

Andrej Petrovski

Forensic Analyst

Olivia Solis

Olivia Solis

Share Foundation

Danko Polyhedra

Danko Polyhedra

Vladan Joler

Vladan Joler

Share Foundation Director

Surprise guest

Surprise guest

Kristina Jazinka Nikolic

Kristina Jazinka Nikolic

Strawberry energy

Chavi

Chavi

Predrag Radović

Predrag Radović

Matthew is an Internet advocate focused on application layer products that drive the value in having broadband. His expertise is in commercialising disruptive technology, with a focus on improving society.

He is the co-founder of Bypass, which gained recognition as a Napster of sorts after shifting the media landscape in New Zealand (being served by Fox in the process). They’ve now shifted their focus to keeping kids safe online in the emerging markets.

He is a co-founder of Doctor2Go, the first online medical practice in New Zealand where you can see your doctor from your mobile device using webRTC.

Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson

Doctor2Go co-founder

Surprise guest

Surprise guest

Filip Dulić

Filip Dulić

Miljan Kolčić

Miljan Kolčić

Descon 2015 winner

Jury

Dragan Ilić

Dragan Ilić

Dragana Marković

Dragana Marković

Ognjen Lopušina

Ognjen Lopušina

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