In this afterdark session, we will show how and demonstrate how we at Hacking-Lab are organizing and running capture-the-flag events. You can also stop by in case you are participating in the CodeMash CTF competition, and need some support. Same if you are trying your luck on the CodeMash t-shirt challenge. Regarding CTFs, we will in particular demonstrate our attack/defense CTF system. With this system, teams have to actually battle against each other (all against all). Each team owns a server with applications on it. The team members have to attack the opponent's applications, and at the same time, try [...]
The more we work with Java 8, the more we go into the rabbit hole. Did they add all those streams, lambdas, monads, Optionals and CompletableFutures only to confuse us? It surely looks so! And Java 9 that heads our way brings even more of what we like the most, more puzzlers, of course! In this season we as usual have a great batch of the best Java WTF, great jokes to present them and great prizes for the winners!
In January 2016, attendees of the CodeMash conference helped set the Guinness World Record for Most People Playing a Single Game of Pong. Using laser pointers, 2 teams (Team Rad and Team Bitchin') managed to play to a cinematic tie game point with Team Rad pulling out a close victory. Due to an issue with the camera counting attendees as they entered the door, Guinness only gave us credit for 251 of our 379 players. In July of this year, the hosts of WiFi Wars, a British comedy TV show, broke the record with 286... Please join us as we [...]