In the next coming week a few events are taking place over Belgrade and Zagreb, as usual on the middle of april I will attend for nista neće dogoditi (Nothing will happen), an tech unconference for hackers from former Yugoslavian countries. This year the conference is hosted inside the newborn “Hacklab Belgrade” on April 21 and 22, I’m really eager to visit the hackerspace and to see on what the crew is up to. Nothing will happen is an unique event, no schedule, no plan, but all of sudden things come together, and that is the moment where to prove your hacker attitude. Hope to see you in Belgrade.
On Monday, 23th April 2012 18:00, at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Richard Stallman will deliver a speech on the subject “For a Free Digital Society”.
“Activities directed at “including” more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience. However, if we also judge in terms of human rights, whether digital inclusion is good or bad depends on what kind of digital world we are to be included in. If we wish to work towards digital inclusion as a goal, it behooves us to make sure it is the good kind.”
23th April 2012 18:00 Richard Stallman “For a Free Digital Society”
Museum of Contemporary Art
Av. Dubrovnik 17, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia www.msu.hr
Two years have passed already from the Hacking at Random 2009, and it seems ages. This year the CCC2011 will take place, and again we are preparing our stuff to join and be part of the biggest hacker gathering in Europe, for five days we will exchange technical, social, political ideas, last but not least a lot of fun and Club Mate. I’ll be there from August 9th to August 14th 2011, give me a shout.
I attended the Croatian Linux Users conference last week were I gave a Lightning talk about Smooth-Sec, despite it was a short talk I had the chance to describe the main features of the distribution. I have underlined how easy is to install and deploy Smooth-Sec, describing also the clear and intuitive data visualization provided by Snorby and the power of Suricata IDS/IPS. I also talked about other possible Smooth-Sec usage as Malware analysis tool, System and network forensics and learning platform (pen test labs or Info Sec classes). The conference was filled with lots of interesting lectures, one special guest was Mark Shuttleworth that gave a keynote on varius topics, from his experience into space, to the importance of the free software communities, the future of Ubuntu and how to develop sustainable business models with open source and free software. Dorscluc is a great event and well organized, and gets better every year, see you there in 2012.
The summer edition of “nothing will happen” is over. NWH is a series of meetings of hackers from all over former Yugoslavia. The gatherings are very informal and relaxed, non-attendance fee is required, but the informations that you receive/exchange are invaluable. High level seminars of programming such LISP and python and the latest tricks about IPV6 and distributed computing are just an example. Again the summer edition was held in split (Croatia) inside a student dormitory, the building is located just in front of the sea, so you could take a swim between coffee breaks. This year we had an additions event inside NWH, the Outlaws & Inlaws uncoference. They have explored the two sided of free culture vs. piracy debate, and the upcoming challenge of a sustainable and equal technological development. Guest of the Outlaws & Inlaws where Bodó Balazs, Erdgeist, Benjamin Mako Hill,Jan Gerber, Paul Keller, Sebastian Lütgert, Alan Toner, members of Slovenian and Serbian pirate parties.
Despite the tight program and the temperature, I managed to give my speech, The biggest hack of history ( Defeating the (in)security of the military classified networks.), an analytic view about the latest leak of U.S classified document published by wikileaks. My analysis explored the weakness and the poor infosec culture of who is in charge to protect and monitor the military networks such SIPRNet and JWICS. I was very impressed about the level of attention, none were on twitter , this talk was also the chance to speak about Bradley Manning, the alleged leaker of the documents and the worldwide support network . After the closing ceremony we ended to a restaurant for the dinner and between a beer and a glass of wine, we were discussing about the winter edition of “nothing will happen”. You are invited.