John Duksta writes in with news that DC401, the Providence-based group that hacks electronics among other things, is planning a hacker con:
The hacker spirit runs deep in Rhode Island. We were the first state to sign the Declaration of Independence, the last to ratify the Constitution, and the American Industrial Revolution began here with Slater Mill. Flash forward to today and we’ve got some really cool things going on in Providence. There’s a cool art and music scene, a nascent and growing information economy, a FabLab and a boatload of hackers itching to put on a con.
Like most cons, QuahogCon will be a weekend affair, running Friday through Sunday. We’re shooting for Fall of 2009 or Spring of 2010. The primary foci will be InfoSec and Hardware Hacking, but we also want to hear about other cool hacking projects you might be working on. Doing something cool with music and electronics? How about Green Living and Zero Eco-Impact hacks? We want to hear about it!