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This page contains content related to the Hardware Hacking Village at BSidesDFW 2019. This includes the agenda and schedule with links to the presentations, as well as contest and badge information.

HHV Agenda and Schedule


  • Contest: Soldering Challenge (click this link for details)
    • Over $300 in prizes available!
  • Talks on Various Topics (see schedule for detail)
    • See the process of creating custom PCB's for #badgelife
  • Live Demo of PCB design using KiCad (see schedule for detail)
    • Learn how to use KiCad to create you own Printed Circuit Boards!
  • Soldering Stations
    • Practice your Soldering Skills. Assistance is available.
  • Reflow Surface Mount Components
    • Try using a reflow oven to solder surface mount components.
    • A reflow oven, PCB's and components have been made available by Jim Apger who will be on site to provide instruction and assistance.


  • 13:30 - TALK 30min "The BSidesDFW AKIRA Badge Cryto Challenge" by @alt_bier
    • A talk about the Cryto Challenge that is included on this years BSidesDFW badge.
  • 14:30 - LIVE DEMO 45min "Using KiCad to make your own PCB's" by @alt_bier
    • Learn how to use KiCad to create you own Printed Circuit Boards!
  • 16:00 - CONTEST CLOSES: Soldering Challenge
    • Contestants must start thier attempt at this individual timed challenge before this closing time.
    • Winners will be announced at the BSidesDFW Closing Ceremonies where prizes will be awarded.
  • 16:30 - HHV CLOSES
    • Hardware Hacking Village begins teardown in preparation for Closing Ceremonies.

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