We’re super excited to announce the first round of speakers for Hackaday Berlin! We’re set to convene on Friday night, March 24th for an evening warm up before the main show on Saturday, March 25. Featuring the triumphant return of Voja’s 4-bit badge, a crew of awesome speakers, lightning talks, workshops, music, food, badge hacking, and all the best of the Hackaday community, this will be a day to remember. And then we’ll chill out Sunday morning with a Bring-a-Hack brunch.
So without further ado: the first round of speakers!
Hacking Closed-Source: Reverse Engineering Real-World Products
Closed-source software is prevalent in our everyday lives, limiting our ability to understand how it works, which privacy implication it poses to the processed data, and addressing potential issues in time. Despite the growth of open-source movements, users often have no choice but to rely on closed-source solutions, e.g., for medical devices and IoT products. We’ll discuss key techniques to help you get started with reverse engineering. Hacking your own devices can be challenging, bricking a device is not uncommon, but so is celebrating the moments of a revived and modified device.
Being a Full-Time YouTuber
YouTube is my full-time job and has been for four years. I create STEM education content using everything from 3D printing, CNC, Welding, to Microcontrollers and Coding. Find out how I got started, how I make money, what goes on in the background, and what my future plans are. I’ll tell you how you can do it too!
Hacking your dishwasher for cloudless appliances
Why does your dishwasher, laundry or coffee-pot need to talk to the cloud? In this presentation, Trammell Hudson shows how he reverse engineered the encrypted connections between Home Connect appliances and the Bosch-Siemens Cloud servers, and how you can control your own appliances with your self-hosted MQTT home automation system by extracting the devices’ authentication keys and connecting to their local websocket ports. No cloud required!
Oops, my project ended up in a museum
Parameterized design allows for the adaption of projects to different needs but can also change the aesthetic to a persons liking. Bleeptrack will walk you through the creation process and tools of her generative projects, talk about her experience manufacturing unique pieces and explains how to cope when your freshly finished project gets locked up in an art exhibition for a few months.
Creating Hardware Development Platforms for Real-World Impact: FlowIO Platform
What does it really take do create and deploy a development platform for real-world impact? Why do we need development platforms and how can they democratize emerging fields and accelerate innovation? Why do most platform attempts fail and only very few succeed in terms of impact? I will discuss the key characteristics that any platform technology must have in order for it to be able to useful for diverse users. FlowIO was the winner of the 2021 Hackaday Grand Prize as well as over a dozen other engineering, research, and design awards.
Come join us!
11 thoughts on “Hackaday Berlin: First Round Of Talks”
It’s “Trammell Hudson” – there is a letter L missing.
and hey, Trammell, nice hack ;)
Great line-up! This will be fun!
I’d also love to present my current project as a lightning talk. However, we all know that well prepared presentations are much more fun to watch than non-prepared talks. This preparatory work takes time and here’s my question: Is there any possibility to know in advance whether one can get a slot or not?
It would be so disappointing to work one or two days on a good show, just to find out at the end that all slots are full already.
Good idea! I’ll put out a call for lightning talks next week, same time, same place.
Perfect! I’ll start booking the VFX team for the on-stage pyrotechnics right away. Gonna make sure that my lightning talk will be a blast for the audience ;)
oh come on!
Finally a location close by and then I can’t make it..
I would love to listen to each and every one of these talks!
Can we have more talks in this region – maybe even Scandinavia?
They’ll be streamed online!
Thanks! I will try to follow.
But there’s still the atmosphere of ‘being there’ and the talking with fellow nerds. It might be the post-Covid syndrome but I miss talking with people face-to-face
I’m super excited about the reverse engineering one! It’s always been an interest of mine.
The cloudless appliance one might get me to actually own a smart device.
Hi Elliott, I left you a message with a new abstract for my talk.
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