A packed house is a happy house!
If there is one thing that seems consistent at the Wireless Village it is growth. We added new members to the team, new challenges to the CTF, but nothing seems to compare to this years DEFCON.
The first Wireless Village Badge
Thats right! Thanks to the generous donation of our sponsor spirent combined with the RF genius of our very own Russ Handorf (Satan Klaus) the Wireless Village introduced a badge which operates as a fully functional (1Hz - 6Ghz) antenna, suitable for wearing as a fashion statement or kicking ass in a wireless CTF.
The first Wireless Village lanyard
The first Wireless Fox truly carried by "animals"
Anyone who has been around the Wireless Village and WCTF we love the fox and hound portion of our CTF. But this year we had some special guests playing the "fox." One of the more fun groups running around DEFCON are the furries. These friends of the Village turned a fox hunt into the real thing.
Another, eh, first........ for the Village was the introduction of a BT fox that is, well, let's just say, ah...............unique? The device is a personal use device intended for placement within, a more, intimate location. But if anyone is going to push the limits, its THIS village.
People People People
Each year, DEFCON has increased our venue size. And, each year the draw to the Wireless Village talks and WCTF has outgrown that new space. This year was no different. We had record attendance at pretty much all our talks (standing room only) and definitely the competitor tables. On day one, the contestant tables filled to capacity in less than one minute from opening the doors. How large will the village get? How much room will DEFCON continue to give us? If the trend sticks we're hoping to see even larger volumes of players and attendees next year.