Biology for Hackers and Hacking for Biology

1000, Lamarr
Speaker(s): Kevin Chen, Jameson Dungan
Biotechnology is information technology - software that you can code and engineer. It is becoming very clear that biology needs to be approached with the same hacker ethic and mentality as software and hardware. Furthermore, the technology needed to hack biology is becoming much more accessible. In this panel, you'll learn some of the basics of biology using terms and analogies that would be useful for hackers and for people in information technology. Basic points will be outlined on how to get started in biohacking, both virtually and physically. This talk will also cover the current state of biotechnology and how biology can be approached and improved upon through the philosophy and culture of hacking.

The Phuture of Phreaking

1000, Noether
Speaker(s): The Cheshire Catalyst
Phone phreaking has always been about the exploration of the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). Richard Cheshire will discuss phreaking in the age of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Downloading the Phone Loser's blue box app is not a prerequisite.