The Hacking For Foodbanks Pre-Loved Tech Emporium

The UK’s food poverty crisis continues to get worse. Despite high house prices, food poverty in Hammersmith and Fulham is increasing. We’re continuing to support Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank this year with our Pre-Loved Tech Emporium as part of our Hacking for Foodbanks initiative. We hope you’ll help raise money that will go directly towards feeding families and people who need your help the most. The work done by Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank is immeasurable. You can read more about Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank’s users here.

Help Raise Money To Feed The Vulnerable

We want you to bring your (working) retro, old and cool tech that you’re willing to part with as part of a bring and buy sale operated by Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank. We’ll provide tags so you can set a suggested price for your donated goods, and people can come along to the table and put in an offer.

The table will be near the front desk, staffed by the wonderful people at Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank. You won’t be able to miss it.

What We Want

Raid your tech drawers for interesting and obscure technologies others would want to tinker with. We’re ideally looking for bric a brac others would want to buy at between £10-£100 in suggested value.

Please remember this is a process to raise money to feed people, not a process to get rid of unwanted stuff from your junk drawer. Please don’t be upset if we refuse a donation. We don’t have a process for dealing with unsold stuff at the end of the conference, and would rather not contribute to landfill. Having said that, don’t be put off, especially if you have something that you think others would find value in using.

  • Do you have an OsmocomBB-compatible phone? Bring it!
  • Wifi Pineapple clogging up your drawer? Bring it!
  • Got an older Proxmark someone could use? Bring it!
  • A Cellebrite UFED gathering dust? Bring it!
  • That Sun Ultra 5 Workstation you’ve been meaning to play with? Bring it!

All funds raised go to Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank to support their activities. Every item that’s sold will help feed Fulham families.

44CON 2019 Assistance Programme

Last year we launched an Assistance programme with 8 sponsored tickets. This year, thanks to the generosity of sponsors, there are 13 assistance tickets up for grabs. These include full access to 44CON, 2 nights accommodation and some added extras thrown in too.

The 2019 Assistance sponsors include:

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What Now For The 44CON CFP?

A couple of years ago we wrote a blog post about what happens once the CFP closes. Much has changed since then, so we thought we’d write something up to date.

What The CFP?

Most of what happens today is basically the same as back in 2017. We now have our own CFP platform (Gambit), handling submissions and reviews. Aidan and I run the CFP platform and process, with help from Marizel, Sam, Nathalie and our review panel.

We have 100-200 submissions a year, mostly in the last week and the last day. We expect a slight reduction in 2019 submissions due to Brexit-related uncertainty. Submission quality mostly follows a classical bell curve, with most talks being reasonable, some being outstanding and a few being a bit meh. Sadly, we don’t have 100-200 speaking slots. This means that we have to conduct some form of triage. We use a panel of former speakers, people involved in other events and longstanding attendees to select talks. Continue reading “What Now For The 44CON CFP?”

September 2019 Training: What To Expect

Tickets for September training courses are now on sale in the shop. There are 9 courses to choose from so we thought we’d give you a quick run down in one place. Don’t forget we still have seats available for our June 6th/7th courses.

We’ll run a 44CONnect event on the evening of the 10th of September, to which all training attendees are invited. Training delegates also receive a substantial discount on conference tickets. Continue reading “September 2019 Training: What To Expect”

44CON 2019 Early-Bird Tickets are now on sale

Our 2019 Early bird tickets are now on sale. There are 50 early bird tickets available until March 11th. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. As usual, the early-bird prices still start at £299 inc. VAT, but there are also accommodation and t-shirt options available.

We’re trialling a small selection of cheap expo tickets providing limited event access with certain groups, and there will be pre-registered free evening event tickets. Early bird tickets are the cheapest fully catered, full access tickets you can get. If you want to see the talks, you want one of these.

As well as full access to 44CON, Early bird ticket holders can also ask for an invite to our 44CONnect event in London on the 13th of March. This invite-only event will take place the day before CRESTCon, and will feature talks from some of the trainers taking part in our quarterly training programme. Please make sure you mention 44CONnect on your booking, or contact us after booking if you’d like to come.

Book your tickets in our shop. If you’d like to book in bulk or through your employer, contact us to arrange an invoice.