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ToorCamp: Adventures In an American Hacker Camp 20

Posted by timothy
from the funny-thing-about-stereotypes dept.
jcatcw writes "While a tech camping event might sound like an oxymoron, hackers, makers, breakers and shakers assembled at the northwestern tip of the USA for ToorCamp and dispelled the notion that all hackers avoid sunshine and the great outdoors. As you would expect from a hacker conference, there were workshops like the one for lock picking and a plethora of presentations from "hacking computers to brain hacking, from brewing soda to fighting robots, from civil rights to lightning guns." Then unique aspects of this cool hacker camp get more bizarre . . like the laser that was so bright it required FAA clearance to deploy it, the ShadyTel community 'payphone,' the Temple of Robotron, an RFID implantation station, bike jousting, dancing robots and of course campfires. Need an even stranger adventure that's also in the ToorCon family of hacking conferences? There's the upcoming WorldToor, the first ever hacker conference in Antarctica."
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ToorCamp: Adventures In an American Hacker Camp

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  • Do members of a group really need to be told they don't necessarily conform to the stereotype? Imagine telling a crowd of women that they aren't all irrational and overly emotional because some subset of them joined the debate club. It's still insulting, because of the presumption.

    • Imagine telling a crowd of women that they aren't all irrational and overly emotional because some subset of them joined the debate club. It's still insulting, because of the presumption.

      Indeed, I agree with you that all women are irrational and overly emotional regardless that some of them have joined the debate club.

  • hackers, makers, breakers and shakers

    No shaggers, then?

  • Next on my hacker camping shedule: Ohm [ohm2013.org]. Observe. Hack. Make.

    See you all there (or on 29c3 [events.ccc.de] in Hamburg)!

  • You can have my lightning gun when you pry it from my charred, tetanized hands!
  • I was unable to attend, but it looks like fun:

    https://plus.google.com/events/cs8qqqn96f2ktfvm66s3sb2cpes/103112149634414554669 [google.com]

    That salmon was caught fresh that day. Also pics of the laser near the bottom.

  • If you're in the UK and want to go to a hacker camp EMFCamp [emfcamp.org] is weekend after next!

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