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Notacon 2009 video files now online!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

After much delay, the Notacon 2009 video files are now online!

You can snag them through the Notacon Media site, as well as via bittorrent, information available in the Notacon wiki.

Enjoy and please let us know if you run into any troubles. Please remember to submit to our Call for Proposals and make sure you register for Notacon 7!

The first notacon media has been posted!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Jason Scott has posted his presentation “Super Jason Scott Presentation 64″ on Adrian “Irongeek” Crenshaw has posted his presentation “Hacking Video Tutorial Tips: Getting the point across with screencasting computer videos” to his blog at Jason has also kindly recorded and linked online his Presentation Presentation from the Thursday night Freeview.

As soon as we get everything cleaned up here at the FTS Compound we’ll be putting the rest of the media files online as well as a handy-dandy torrent to pull them all from.

Notacon on Off the Hook tonight

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Off the Hook, the long running 2600 themed radio show originating out of New York City and broadcast around the world, will host Tyger and I tonight at 7 PM EST. On the show tonight we will talk about the latest developments for this years in between chatting with our hosts about various Hack-ish related topics.

If you can’t listen via terrestrial radio, check out their streaming feeds! Also chat with us in #offthehook on

We have presenters… and a few new surprises for 2009!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Those of you who regularly visit the Notacon site may have noticed that we quietly posted our final slate of presenters last week. Now we will shout it from the rooftops, they have been chosen!

And boy, was it hard to choose! This year we received a record number of great proposals. To everyone who submitted, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We always hate having to pass on a presentation, but we definitely enjoy having the problem of choosing from so much good material.

So there you have it, check out our presenters!

While we’re talking about this year, I wanted to point out a few major things we’re doing differently from previous years that you may not have heard about:

  • We are in a brand new venue that provides us awesome new opportunities
  • There will be a FREE preview of Notacon events on Thursday, April 16th starting around 7 PM. It will feature introductions from presenters about their topics, an opportunity to go “behind the scenes” to see what it takes for us prepare, as well as other fun stuff. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you can, start the con early with us!
  • Hackerspaces! This year we dedicate an area to hackerspaces and staffed by hackerspace members from around the world. It will feature hardware hacking, amateur radio and other great projects.
  • Game room! Whether you enjoy playing Go or Rockband, Settlers of Catan or Asteroids, our game room will be your refuge for rest and relaxation at Notacon.
  • Locksport! We understand how many of you are interested in locksports of all kinds. let the FOOLS (The Fraternal Order of Locksport) be your guide in our Lock Picking Village.

If you’re on the fence about attending, now is the time to register! Make sure you reserve your hotel room soon because they’re going fast!

Notacon Radio 2009

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Notacon Radio project is back for another year. We hit the airwaves on Friday and we don’t stop until the ball drops on Closing Ceremonies.

This is a great chance to have some fun while you mingle and BS with your fellow Notaconners. We are looking for people who are interested in doing a live (or even pre-recorded) show. It can be art or tech themed, or just consist of random thoughts about life and the universe in general–it’s entirely up to you! The only caveat is: NO MUSIC. Our goal is 48+ hours of solid Notacon-interest radio.

Questions? Ideas? A burning desire to ramble for an hour about the elegance of the CPU scheduling algorithm for the MULTIX operating system? Please email the the Notacon radio station manager at or and they will be happy to help.

Also, check out the website.

Video Montage from 2008

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Gudshu put together a nifty montage of happenings from Notacon/Blockparty 2008 this year:

If you have cool video, pics or other media to share, let us know in the comments!

2600′s “Off The Hook” radio broadcast to feature yours-truly.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

“Off the Hook”, a long running radio show on WBAI 99.5FM in New York City, will be hosting me today on their weekly program tonight, March 19th, at 7 PM Eastern. The show is managed and run by legends in the hacker community, including 2600 front-man Emmanuel Goldstein.

We will talk a little about Notacon, its history as well as the changes in the hacker community and where we see things going in the future.

If you are not local to New York City, note that they also webcast the program and broadcast it on shortwave. More information about how to tune in can be found on the Off the Hook site.