This entry is part [part not set] of 24 in the series Hack the Planet

In this episode of the Hack the Planet Podcast:

Noid is the former head of DEF CON security, founder of the LayerOne conference and the Black Lodge Research hackerspace, gunsmith, and anti-zombie technology enthusiast. We talk about the early history and social dynamics of BBS’s, the formation and growth of DEF CON, how to run a security team for unruly hackers in the middle of the desert, and why you shouldn’t go to DEF CON this year.

We also go into the formation of DC groups and the split from 2600, the formation of Black Lodge Research, and Noid’s artisanal hobbies including cooking and classic gun collecting.

Despite the advice of our guest, Hack the Planet will be attending DEF CON 29 in-person! Give us a call or drop us an email if you want to be interviewed for the show or meet up at the event!

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Original music produced by Symbol Crash. Warning: Some explicit language and adult themes.