DesCon is a newly established annual 48 hours IoT hackathon – a collaborative computer programming event – aimed at local and regional participants in Serbia and South East Europe. However it is an open event and attracts participants from all corners of the world. It is free to attend and the seats will be allocated on the first come first served registration basis.
It is staged as a multi-disciplinary, un-conference that enables up to 60 – 80 participants, mainly students of computer science, informatics and electronic engineering but also other creative humans, to spend a couple of days hacking and creating applications for wearable devices in a very chilled environment.
Ultimately, Descon is about technology education and hands-on understanding of how users could interact with multitude of physical objects connected to the Internet, create new user friendly interfaces for wearables, while at the same time solving design and networking challenges. Both hackathon and learning start with identifying and choosing a team project and throughout the event as participants work together and discover how to build, connect things and write code together.
In parallel to hackathon, featured workshops will take place – as the extension of activities of the Belgrade hacklab members- like learning how to hide the data, e.g. “kill your phone” workshop, crypto party, the use of encryption, etc.