Kiwicon 666

It is the end of days; the sky has torn asunder, for it is Kiwicon six hundred sixty six.

Organised by and for the NZ hacker community, Kiwicon brings together hackers, their whitehat chums, and curious bystanders who are interested in the very very thin veneer of robustness spackled over our technological world.

Key Dates

  • 06 Aug: CFP Opens
  • 27 Aug: Ticket Sales Open
  • 24 Sep: 1st cut talks announced
  • 08 Oct: CFP Closes
  • 28 Oct: Merchandise orders end
  • 16 Nov: Day 0 - Friday Drop In
  • 17 Nov: Day 1 - Kiwicon 6
  • 18 Nov: Day 2 - Kiwicon 6
  • 19 Nov: Hangover
Things you might like to do while you're here:
  • Check out the schedule, presentations, speakers and events
  • Reconnoiter the venue ... the majestic Wellington Opera House.
  • The CFP has closed! Thanks for all the submissions. If you're not presenting, then consider volunteering to help out.
  • Tickets are on sale now, until they sell out! Merchandise orders are being taken until the 28th Oct.
  • Confused? Got a Question? What's a Hacker anyway? Ask the FAQ
  • Looking for one of the previous Kiwicons?
  • Need something else? Contact us

Recent Tweets

  • TheKiemeyer 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    RT @stephjzak: @TheKiemeyer omg I miss you so much. Like I just want to talk to you about life and stuff. I NEED MY KIWICON 😿😿
  • stephjzak 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    @TheKiemeyer omg I miss you so much. Like I just want to talk to you about life and stuff. I NEED MY KIWICON 😿😿
  • coathangercreig 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    @kiwicon You guys got a time for Kiwicon 7 lined up yet?
  • kb 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    @agentK So clearly we need to get him to Kiwicon next year and teach him good opsec.
  • riskybusiness 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    @abaranov I believe you'll see the Kiwicon III poster on my fridge. :)
  • CyberBeaker 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    RT @CyberB0gedeyez: β€œ@CyberBeaker: I think we rename Black Hat to Cyber Hat, I will propose this to @treyford” -> Kiwicon becomes KiwiCyberCon? Not catchy tho

Latest News

Kiwicon 7: Time to pull out the moderator rods

Posted July 17, 2013 1:59 p.m.

Yes, we start the oddessy once again. Kiwicon 7 is on! The venue is booked for the for 9-10th November 2013 - the horde again returns to the classical grace of the Wellington Opera House. Pricing is to be confirmed, but will be within the same range as last year. A call for papers (and a new website!) should happen soon, but don't feel you have to wait till then to start thinking about what you're gonna submit. As with last year, there will be some stuff happening on the Friday before, if you're dithering about taking Friday and Monday off work to hang out, or hang over respectively.

Unlike DEFCON, feds, spooks, PRISM lawyers, shills, narks and snitches are all welcome to Kiwicon; while they may be jerks, they subsidise your tickets :)

See you too soon, Kiwicon Chums!


The Crue

Serious Industry Conference Completion Report

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 10:28 a.m.

Dear Sirs and Mesdames,

Thank you for attending our serious security industry event in which we discussed important developments within the field of information securities. As you are no doubt aware, internet securities are serious business, and we hope that, duly informed by our seminars, that you now purchase one, perhaps two securities for your place of work or residence. 

Yours cyberly,

The Kiwicon Crue

Kiwicon Day Zero

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 11:57 a.m.

ITS CON TIME! See you guys in a few hours at Meow.

Looks like things are already falling apart; XSS in the NZ Herald, planes delayed, airport bus onboard wifi is down (who does that? who hacks a BUS?) and reports of EFTPOS outages in Wellington!!11! OMG CYBERPOCAPLYPSE!

We're activating reston 5 and switching to comms channel S; follow @kiwicon on twitter for realtime madness; we can't get to the CMS admin interface from untrusted nets, and it looks like they're all untrusted now.

Game on, kiwiconsters!

Guidance Is Internal

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 5:27 p.m.

Well, the con's happening. We didn't take your money and abscond to the caribbean. Time to put your phone into flight mode, and steel yourself for Kiwicon 6.

We've shut down the ordering system, as the data has been batched off into the point-of-sale system. Thanks for all the cash!

See you at the con, hacker-chums!

Kiwicon is ... Next Week!?

Posted Nov. 5, 2012 10:18 p.m.

Holy hell, there's a lot to do here at Kiwicon HQ. 

Some updates to the Saturday lineup - Alex Tilley has had to pull out due to Fed commitments, but instead, we have an amazing chat-show worthy lineup; "Three Dudes With Ponytails Talk About Security", featuring the eponymous dudes: Jon Callas, Nicko van Someren and our very own Peter Gutmann. If you're into crypto, ponies, or tails, this talk's for you. 

Later on the Saturday night, we'll be enjoying a drink or two, and, in a new twist for Kiwicon, perhaps you'll join us at a movie? We're screening indie hacker flick "Reboot" - check out the trailer on!