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Dead Addict ...
Himself
Brian Baskin ...
Himself (as Rurik)
Ryan Clarke ...
1057
Matthew M. Conley ...
SimonTek (Hacker with Hack3r License Plate)
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Himself (As Adrenaline)
Dr. Faustus ...
Himself
Ryan Finnie ...
Himself - Llama Shirts
Flea ...
Himself
Nicholas Frangia ...
Himself
Zac Franken ...
Himself
Frick Freddy ...
The Student
Grey Frequency ...
Herself
Connor Gilliam ...
Himself - Young Hacker
Wayde Gilliam ...
Himself - Hacker Dad
Joe Grand ...
Himself
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DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a documentary crew was allowed full access to the event. The film follows the four days of the conference, the events and people (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEFCON's success and unique experience. Written by Jason Scott

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Trivia

DEFCON has traditionally disallowed the sort of global filming of attendees and events as appears in the documentary. To mitigate this situation, the documentary crew wore bright orange vests with the word DOCUMENTARY on front and back, as well as the crew names, to enable attendees to see the crew was active and indicate they didn't want to be in the film, or to turn away from the filming. See more »

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CHS & Cancer Omega started the DEF CON Shoot, not Deviant Ollam. He's simply the current organizer. See more »

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The DEFCON logo (a happy face with crossbones) flashes by at several points. See more »

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10 out of 10 on the Smug-O-Meter
6 September 2013 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

It's like hearing your mates talk about the greatest party they've been to. Everyone likes to brag about it, and -- let's be honest -- no-one gives a sheet. The big problem here is that the people who are prone to attend a hacker conference are also the least whose "greatest party story" you'd like to hear. So yeah, they've got great badges, you can go on a shooting range, and copious amounts of drugs are consumed. I get it. You have very funny hats.

GOOD FOR YOU. WE ARE FINISHED TALKING NOW. GOOD-BYE.

PS: This is not a documentary but a 1h50m commercial. I still have no clue what issues are dealt with at the conference, but the recreational program must be hella good.


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