NinjaCon is a unique hacker conference targeted at security researchers, system and network operators, application developers, hardware hackers, hackerspace members, and generally open-minded folks working or participating in the broad fields between information warfare and digital art.

It will combine the knowledge of experienced security speakers, hackers, and information warriors with the fun of a small but 1337 conference. Its main goal therefore is to help attendees understand the current state of art in information technology and security, and showcase projects evolved from the hackerspace movement. The official event language is English.

After the last years' taglines - A Series of Tubes, and Make a Good Hack - NinjaCon 11 will take our approach towards security, hacking and technological innovation yet another step further, therefore being sub-entitled:

On the privilege escalator to shell

How ever much seriousness or amusement you bring into this, we'll make sure you get an overview of today's state-of-the-art technologies, insight into a bunch of the best hackers' mindsets, and learn new things! Not only will you again have the chance to participate in workshops and the mainly security and networking-focused talks, but also get your hands on some hardware hacking, and join in to various activities.

Save the date: June 18th, 2011

As our lovely astera is leaving Vienna for good this summer, NinjaCon 12 will no longer be happening in Austria's, but Germany's capital after this year. However, to ensure the Viennese community still has an event to gather at and discuss the most interesting topics in IT security, hacking and hardware, NinjaCon 11 was merged into Vienna's upcoming NEXT BIG THING event: namely the

Security B-Sides Vienna!

Talks, workshops and trainings will be held throughout Saturday, June 18th 2011, at the most wonderful location ever, The Hub Vienna - making it a full day and night of talks, trainings, hands-on workshops, epic haXX0r battles and some partying afterwards; the perfect combination of technology, IT security, hardware hacking, art, music, socializing and good times. This date also marks the end of FIRST conference in Vienna, so if you're already participating in FIRST, we'd love to see you come by!

The Call For Participation is now open!

Have a talk, workshop or training proposal to do with security, hacking or making you'd like to submit? Please have a look at the CFP and send in your submission!

Details on this site are updated frequently - please hold your breath!