Superconference 2022 Hack Chat

All roads lead (back) to Pasadena

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 12:00 pm PDT Local time zone:
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Sorry all -- due to a scheduling snag, we have to push this back a week. -- ed.

Join us for the 2022 Supercon Hack Chat on Wednesday, August 31 at noon Pacific.

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To say that a lot of water has passed under the bridge since 2019 is something of an understatement. When last we met as a group, in Pasadena in November of that year, the Covid-19 pandemic and its fallout were ahead of us. Supercon 2019 was a smashing success, a three-day meetup that brought together the best the hacker community has to offer to exchange ideas, share their projects, and meet up IRL rather than reading about everyone's exploits and adventures online. It was a fantastic time, but how were we to know that it would be the last meatspace meetup for a painfully long time?

Thankfully, that's all behind us now, and Supercon 2022 is back, live and in person! Everyone in the hacker community is going to want to be in Pasadena, but since it's been so long since we've met up in person, we thought a Hack Chat focusing on Supercon would be a good idea. We've invited Majenta Strongheart on to field your questions, plus hopefully we'll have a few surprise guests too. But this will mainly be your chance to sort of "pre-network" before the con. If you're a Supercon newbie, this is a great way to ask questions about how it all works and whether it's worth it to attend (answer: it is -- go buy tickets now!) For vets, this is your chance to share your stories of Supercons past, or perhaps to reconnect with con-buddies you've lost touch with. There'll be something for everyone, both at the Hack Chat and at Supercon, so drop by the chat and find out what all the hype is about.

  • Hack Chat Transcript, Part 1

    Dan Maloney08/31/2022 at 20:10 0 comments

    Boian Mitov11:49 AM
    Will be Q&A type of chat ?

    Dan Maloney11:50 AM
    Yep, @Majenta Strongheart will be here to answer your burning questions

    Boian Mitov11:50 AM
    Great :-)

    Boian Mitov11:51 AM
    I submitted forms for presenting yesterday. I have not received any type of confirmation. Is there a way to do any updates on the forms once submitted or anything?

    Dan Maloney11:52 AM
    I'm not sure Majenta is here yet, so let's wait a few minutes for her and everyone else to get online

    Boian Mitov11:52 AM
    Thank you @Dan Maloney :-)

    Boian Mitov11:53 AM
    And thank you for keeping up these great chats! :-)

    Boian Mitov11:53 AM
    I can't join every time, but I always enjoy them! :-)

    Dan Maloney11:54 AM
    My pleasure! We've got some really great ones coming up - stay tuned for details!

    Boian Mitov11:54 AM
    Great! :-)

    Majenta Strongheart11:55 AM
    Hi @Boian Mitov thank you for your submission, my apologies that you did not receive a confirmation, you should have received a message saying "Thank you for your submission! You will receive an update in mid September. Best, 2022 Hackaday Superconference Team " I will check the form settings, thank you for the heads up.

    zakqwy11:57 AM
    yeah likewise, I don't think I got a talk submission confirmation

    Boian Mitov11:57 AM
    I made 2 submissions, but there does not appear to be any confirmation :-(

    Boian Mitov11:58 AM
    I did them yesterday short of the extended deadline tomorrow

    Boian Mitov11:59 AM
    Is there also any way to make any tweaks on the forms after the submissions ? Adding additional information or somehting?

    SimonAllen11:59 AM
    Are we all system go for tonight?

    Dan Maloney12:00 PM
    Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by today! I'm Dan, I'll be modding today along with Dusan as we welcome Majenta Strongheart. She's been working really hard getting the Superconference organized, and we're only about 2 months out now if you can believe it!

    Dan Maloney12:00 PM
    Hi Majenta, and welcome!

    Dusan Petrovic12:00 PM
    Hello everyone!

    jeremy.geppert joined  the room.12:00 PM

    zakqwy12:01 PM
    So glad it's IRL this year!!

    Boian Mitov12:01 PM
    Thank you @Majenta Strongheart for all of your efforts! :-) Organizing live conference is a humongous task, and I know how much goes into it!

    Majenta Strongheart12:01 PM
    Hi everyone :)

    Dan Maloney12:02 PM
    Yes, been a while since we actual met in meatspace

    James Newton12:03 PM
    Really looking forward to being there for this, both personally and professionally.

    Majenta Strongheart12:03 PM
    @Boian Mitov you should be able to edit your response, you can also email any additional notes/info to and as long as we receive them before the deadline we will add them to your submission

    Sapiento joined  the room.12:04 PM

    Andy Geppert12:04 PM
    Supercon = Superexciting!

    Boian Mitov12:04 PM
    Is there a link that I can use to access the submitted form?

    Dan Maloney12:04 PM
    It was really cool in 2019, I loved it. And Pasadena is pretty awesome in early November -- weird to see Christmas decorations going up while still walking around in shorts.

    Boian Mitov12:04 PM
    Yes, 2019 was great! :-)

    Dan Maloney12:07 PM
    Curious about attendance limits, if any. Are we going to admit as many people as we have in the past?

    Majenta Strongheart12:10 PM
    We will be limiting attendance, it will not be as crowded as past years

    Andy Geppert12:10 PM
    @Majenta Strongheart When should we expect to know if proposed talks are accepted/declined?

    Majenta Strongheart12:12 PM
    @Andy Geppert mid September

    zakqwy12:13 PM
    Limiting attendance to a degree is smart cuz covid, but I hope lots of folks still turn out. Are tickets selling at a comparable rate to previous in-person yrs?

    Majenta Strongheart12:14 PM
    @zakqwy Yes, we're super excited with the response we've had so far, same enthusiasm as always :)

    zakqwy12:15 PM

    RichardCollins12:20 PM
    I just arrived here and read the transcript. What is a lot of people? Why is an online conference hard?

    Dan Maloney12:20 PM
    How about the...

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