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DEFCON 29 Vegas Aug. 5-8 « Meetings « I2P Development
 
Wed, 19 May 2021, 05:24pm #1
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

https://defcon.org/

In-person + virtual

If you're planning to attend, please post below

Wed, 19 May 2021, 10:42pm #2
idk
I2P Legend

I'm going to be there in person, and probably HOPE the week after too.

Fri, 09 Jul 2021, 12:39pm #3
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

I2P will have a table at the cryptocurrency village and IDK will be manning it.

If you're going to be at DEFCON, comment below, and be sure to stop by and say hello.

Bitcoin release 22.0 with official I2P support is scheduled for release just before DEFCON, so I suggest a good topic for informal workshops at the table is helping people get bitcoin+i2p set up and working.

Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 09:43pm #4
Qubes
I2P Legend

In case you know somebody that works at Microsoft ask them about their pep-rally in the Summer Vegas. About 3 years ago they got tickets to Bruno Mars outdoor 115F.

I used to go with sluts and slot hackers, I know the Shooter gave the slot hackers a bad name. The best time to visit is the Pr0n-XXX convention that used to be in late fall. There is also a desert race described in Fear & Loathing...

Even if it is a free trip... consider Dresden or Amsterdam.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 12:13pm #5
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

yup, Vegas in August is insanity, I'm skipping it this year. Props to idk...

Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 08:26pm #6
idk
I2P Legend

Yeah the heat's going to be murder but there is no pollen within 50 miles of Vegas that isn't in hash form. If you have plant allergies it's like being in a giant oxygen tent but with live entertainment and excellent food.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021, 03:37pm #7
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

This weekend!!! If you're there, find idk at the I2P table in cryptocurrency village!

Fri, 06 Aug 2021, 03:21pm #8
idk
I2P Legend

Whoo! After two days of highly eventful travel(Ralph Wiggum voice: "I saw a riot") I am finally in Vegas. Don't fly Spirit. It's a little after 8 Vegas time, so I'm going to make my way over to the cryptocurrency village shortly. I'm wearing my 2019 Crypto-Privacy Village shirt and my "Call before you dig" hat if anybody needs help recognizing me.

Sat, 07 Aug 2021, 09:26pm #9
idk
I2P Legend

First day of Def Con was really successful I think. I brought about 2 and a quarter inches of stickers, I've got only 2 left and I only let people take 2 at a time, and most people only took 1. There were a lot more laptops with I2P stickers on them when I left. I talked to dozens of people at the table through the roughly 4 hours I was in the CryptoCurrency village, not a lot of Bitcoin talk except for people being generally excited about the release, but helped 3 people install I2P on a device(talked up jpackaged routers to the Mac user, too, he did *not* like the install process), talked to some cryptocurrency developers about how SAM works and what it can do for them.

Today the CryptoCurrency village has been a lot slower. In general the convention has been a lot less populated this year, also Vegas itself is less crowded than in 2018. There are some people coming in now talking to the Monero Devices guy, who is super cool. I'm going to try and snag some of them while they're here, see what they're into and if we can I2P-ify it.

Last edited: Sat, 07 Aug 2021, 10:23pm by idk

Sat, 07 Aug 2021, 10:21pm #10
idk
I2P Legend

And I'm now https://mastodon.social/@idki2p idki2p@mastodon.social

Sun, 08 Aug 2021, 11:12pm #11
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

fantastic, I was worried you wouldn't get too many visitors. Thanks for your dedication to the cause and braving the heat, thanks for the trip report, safe travels home, curses to Spirit, truly a must-avoid.

Mon, 09 Aug 2021, 08:08pm #12
idk
I2P Legend

I feel like it could have been better if I had more ways to visually distinguish the booth, I didn't think about getting the banner until I applied for the table and by then it was already pretty close to the convention. I pre-arranged to meet some folks from Discord, which helped.

The stickers were a big draw, I think some people just go around Def Con collecting stickers(I know I do). So I got a light up mask and turned it into an I2P Banner instead, and bought a Tor badge and made it scroll "geti2p.net" across it's screen and wore it on my backpack for most of the weekend. Also this year's badge was a reprogrammable 4-button macro pad with color-changing backlights, so I changed the backlights to the stoplight colors.

Lots of people liked the electronic mask thing. Also it was a use-case for the new domain names, `i2p.net` would fit on the mask where `geti2p.net` would not, and I needed space to draw Toopie in the lights on the mask.

Mask messages were:
- "i2p.net" with a drawing of toopie and some stoplights
- "Def Con 21"
- "Toopie Lives!"
- "Get Invisible"

I'm going to be heading to the airport and hopping back home soon, I'm going to try and be present at the LS2 Meeting but if my burner keeps acting up I may not be able to connect reliably. It will depend on where I end up in the airport.

Mon, 09 Aug 2021, 11:42pm #13
Qubes
I2P Legend

If you had a presentation (video) and slaughter them crypto whales maybe you can post a tutorial or guidelines somewhere safe.

Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 08:14pm #14
idk
I2P Legend

I don't have a video but I was thinking about reaching into vlogging territory for some of my guides and tutorials.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021, 05:17pm #15
mang_0
Lurker

yoooo wtf I was looking for y'all around the cryptocurrency village
anyways I had a good con, would be interested in meeting IRL sometime!

Wed, 11 Aug 2021, 10:26pm #16
idk
I2P Legend

Sorry we missed eachother mang_0, I was there mostly in the afternoon but when I went to look at other parts of the convention I treated the CryptoCurrency Village as home-base. Were you there on the first day? I was still working out a way to visually identify the table, I hadn't purchased the mask yet, it's possible we walked right past eachother.

Thu, 12 Aug 2021, 12:27pm #17
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

you didn't have the project banner? That's unfortunate. Plan ahead for next time, get it from echelon, I think he has it

Thu, 12 Aug 2021, 09:22pm #18
idk
I2P Legend

Yeah not having it was a huge miss on my part. By the time I considered it it was already too late. Once I ran out of stickers it was a lot harder to attract attention. I managed to improvise pretty successfully but next time I'll need to get it.