The Hackaday Superconference
November 15-17 2019 // Pasadena, CA
The Hackaday Superconference is the greatest gathering of hardware hackers, builders, engineers and enthusiasts in the world. The conference begins on Friday, November 15th at 10 am with workshops and badge hacking. Supercon attendees are also invited to celebrate with drinks and appetizers at our kick-off celebration at Supplyframe headquarters that Friday (November 15th) evening.
Hundreds of engineers and engineering enthusiasts gather for talks and workshops along with the extemporaneous challenges, conversations, and discovery that make Supercon the ultimate hardware conference.The Supplyframe DesignLab, combined with the excellent performance hall in the adjoining LA College of Music and the private outdoor venue that connects the two, and you have the perfect scene for a hacker village to take shape.
Conference ticket also includes admission to our kick-off party at Supplyframe HQ. (Friday, November 15th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm) Celebrate with drinks and appetizers along with the Supplyframe and Hackaday teams, conference presenters and more. Check-in for Supercon early and get first dibs on your badge!

Speakers

Schedule

Friday
HQ

Badge Hacking

Everyone

Friday 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Badge Overview

Sprite_TM

HQ
10:30AM - 11:00AM

Friday Workshops

Friday all day / HQ
*Check the workshop schedule

2019 Hackaday Superconference Launch Party

Live Performance: Ana Hogben / Poyu Chen / Richard Hogben / Andrew Bakhit / Aleksandar Bradic

Friday evening
Original Hackaday Supercon music & visuals + more
Saturday
LACM

Session 1

10AM - 1PM

Opening Ceremony

Sophi Kravitz & Mike Szczys

10:00AM - 10:25AM

Keynote Talk // RISC-V and FPGAs: Open Source Hardware Hacking

Megan Wachs

10:30AM - 11:15AM

FPGA Glitching & Side Channel Attacks

Samy Kamkar

11:20AM - 11:50AM

Hacking Quantum Key Distribution Hardware or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Burn Things with Lasers

Dr. Sarah Kaiser

11:55AM - 12:25PM

Design and Manufacture of the Hackaday Superconference Badge

Jeroen Domburg

12:30 - 1:00PM

Demo Session

2PM - 3PM

Building Strandbeests: Impossible, to Working 'Bots (Demo)

Jeremy Cook

2:15 - 2:25PM

Debugging PCBs with Augmented Reality (Demo)

Mihir Shah

2:30PM - 2:40PM

Kinesthetic Creativity: On-Body Haptics and Creative Multi-User Virtual Reality Spaces (Demo)

Sarah Vollmer

2:45PM - 2:55PM

Session 2

3PM - 4PM

Creating a Sega-Inspired Hardware Synthesizer from the Ground Up

Thea Flowers

3:00PM - 3:30PM

MicroFPGA – The Coming Revolution in Small Electronics

David Williams

3:35PM - 4:05PM

Session 3

5PM - 7PM

Gaining RF Knowledge: An Analog Engineer Dives into RF Circuits

Chris Gammell

5:00PM - 5:30PM

Hacking Nature’s Musicians: The Art of Electronic Naturalism

Kelly Heaton

5:35PM - 6:05PM

Everything I’ve Learnt About LEDs

Mike Harrison

6:10PM - 6:55PM

Hackaday Prize Ceremony

Majenta Strongheart and Mike Szczys

7:00PM - 7:30PM

Hackaday Prize Party

DJ Jackalope + more

until 1AM
DesignLab

Boggling the Boardhouse: Designing 3D Structures, Circuits, and Sensors from PCBs

Nick Poole

11:20AM - 11:50AM

Replicating a Secure Telephone Key

John McMaster

11:55AM-12:25PM

How To Become A Manufacturing Engineer In Your Spare Time

Ruth Grace Wong

12:30PM-1:00PM

Welcome to the DesignLab

Majenta Strongheart and Giovanni Salinas

2:15PM-2:30PM

Building Whimsical Wearables: Leveling Up Through Playful Prototyping

Angela Sheehan

2:35PM-3:05PM

Adventures in Building Secure Networks from Blockchain Transactions

Shanni Prutchi and Jeff Wood

3:10PM-3:40PM

Panel: Diodes and Distribution

Jasmine Brackett

3:45PM-4:15PM

Software-Defined Everything

Michael Ossmann and Kate Temkin

5:00PM-5:30PM

Creating with the Machine: Algorithmic Composition for Live Performances

Sara Adkins

5:35PM-6:05PM
Sunday
LACM

Session 1

10AM - 1:15PM

Welcome and Conference Info

Sophi Kravitz and Elliot Williams

10:00AM - 10:10AM

State of the Hackaday

Mike Szczys

10:10AM - 10:55AM

Basic Device Security for Basic Needs

Kerry Scharfglass

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Sound Hacking and Music Technologies

Helen Leigh

11:35AM - 12:05PM

Made With Machines: 3D Printing & Laser Cutting for Wearable Electronics

Sophy Wong

12:10PM - 12:40PM

Xilinx Series 7 FPGAs Now Have a Fully Open Source Toolchain!

Timothy Ansell

12:45PM - 1:15PM

Session 2

2PM - 4PM

Building Free-Formed Circuit Sculptures

Mohit Bhoite

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Peltier-Cooler Thermal Chamber for Fermentation Processes (Demo)

Trent Fehl

2:35PM - 2:45PM

Overengineering IoT: Controlling a Light from 11,240kms Away (Demo)

Inderpreet Singh

2:50PM - 3:00PM

Why You Should Create Ugly, Weird, and Annoying Things (Demo)

Emily Velasco

3:05PM - 3:25PM

Making Friends with Companion Bots (Demo)

Jorvon Moss and Alex Glow

3:30PM - 3:40PM

PCB Art is Pain (Demo)

TwinkleTwinkie

3:45PM - 3:55PM

Session 3

5PM - 6:40PM

Beyond the Rectangle: Building Cameras for the Immersive Future

Kim Pimmel

5:00PM - 5:30PM

Towards an Open-Source Multi-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope

Ted Yapo

5:35PM - 6:05PM

The Pros and Cons of Tech. Can We Design Tech that Serves Humanity?

Mitch Altman

6:10PM - 6:40PM

Badge Hacking ceremony

Mike Szczys & Elliot Williams

6:45PM - 7:30PM

Closing ceremony

Sophi Kravitz & Mike Szczys

7:30PM - 7:45PM
DesignLab

The Future is Us: Why the Open Source And Hobbyist Community Will Drive Hi-Tech Consumer Products

Jen Costillo

11:00AM-11:30PM

Accomplishing the Impossible with LUTs

Charles Lohr

11:35AM-12:05PM

Beyond Blinky - Developing Retro-Games for PCB Badgess

Kate Morris

12:10PM-12:40PM

Supercharge Your Hardware (Old and New) with CircuitPython

Scott Shawcroft

12:45PM-1:15PM

Debugging Electronics: You Can’t Handle the Ground Truth!

Daniel Samarin

2:00PM-2:30PM

Scrounging, Sipping, and Seeing Power

Dave Young

2:35PM-3:05PM

Thermodynamics for Electrical Engineers: Why Did My Board Melt (And How Can I Prevent It)?

Adam Zeloof

3:10PM-3:40PM

When it Rains, It Pours

Laurel Cummings

3:45PM-4:15PM

Pressure Connections: Crimping Isn’t as Simple as You Thought

Shelley Green

5:00PM-5:30PM

Multimedia Fun with the ESP32

Matthias Balwierz

5:30PM-6:00PM

Workshops

Friday

Introduction to FPGA Hacking on the Supercon Badge (Workshop)

Piotr Esden-Tempski, Sylvain Munaut, Mike Walters, Sophi Kravitz, Sean Cross, and Abhishek Kumar

HQ
11:00AM-12:00PM

An introduction to Quantum Computing (Workshop)

Kitty Yeung

HQ next to deck
01:00PM - 03:00PM

Logic Noise: Build Silly Synths in the FPGA Fabric of the Supercon Badge (Workshop)

Elliot Williams

HQ
12:00PM-2:00PM

Saturday

USB Reverse Engineering: Ultra-Low-Cost Edition

Kate Temkin and Mikaela Szekely

HQ
11:00AM-2:00PM

DK IoT Studio Using the ST NUCLEO-L476RG Sensor Demo

Robert Nelson

Alley
11:00AM-12:00PM

Advanced FPGA Hacking on the Supercon Badge

Piotr Esden-Tempski

HQ
11:00AM-1:00PM

Prototyping Malicious Hardware on the Cheap

Joe FitzPatrick, Chris Gammell, and Jon Hannis

HQ
1:30PM-5:00PM

Introduction to FPGA Hacking on the Supercon Badge

Piotr Esden-Tempski, Sylvain Munaut, Mike Walters, Sophi Kravitz, Sean Cross, and Abhishek Kumar

Alley
2:00PM-4:00PM

Tindie Meetup and Hardware Swap

Jasmine Brackett

Alley
4:10PM-4:55PM

Sunday

Flexure Lecture: Designing Springy and Bi-Stable Mechanisms

Amy Qian

HQ
11:00AM-12:00PM

From Outdated to Outstanding: Easily Add a Touchpad to Your Next Design

Daniel Hou and Xiang Gao

HQ
11:00AM-1:00PM

Logic Noise: Build Silly Synths in the FPGA Fabric of the Supercon Badge

Elliot Williams

HQ
12:00PM-2:00PM

Microcontrollers the Hard Way: Blink Like a Pro

Shawn Hymel

HQ
1:30PM-4:30PM

Introduction to FPGA Hacking on the Supercon Badge

Piotr Esden-Tempski, Sylvain Munaut, Mike Walters, Sophi Kravitz, Sean Cross, and Abhishek Kumar

Alley
12:00PM-2:00PM

Introduction to FPGA Hacking on the Supercon Badge

Piotr Esden-Tempski, Sylvain Munaut, Mike Walters, Sophi Kravitz, Sean Cross, and Abhishek Kumar

Alley
3:00PM-5:00PM

Events

Thursday

James Webb Space Telescope Guided Tour

RSVP Required

6:00PM

Unofficial Happy Hour

King's Row // 20 E Colorado Blvd
7:00PM - midnight

Friday - Sunday

Hackaday Superconference Kickoff Party

HQ // 61 South Fair Oaks 2nd Floor
Friday Nov 15 // 05:00PM-10:00PM

Tindie Meetup and Hardware swap

Supercon Demo Area
Saturday Nov 16 // 04:00PM - 05:00PM

Hackaday Prize Party

DesignLab // 30 East Del Mar Blvd
Saturday Nov 16 // 07:30PM-01:00AM

Unofficial Supercon Afterparty

Congregation 300 S Raymond Ave
Sunday Nov 17 // 08:00PM-midnight

Monday - Tuesday

Back To The Future Tour

A non-organized tour of the most iconic landmarks in the Back to the Future movie

Monday Nov 11 / Tuesday Nov 12

Sponsors

Locations

LACM

Los Angeles College of Music
300 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

DesignLab

Supplyframe DesignLab
30 E Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

HQ

Supplyframe
61 S Fair Oaks Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105

Local

Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 minutes from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am. There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net.

Flights

Burbank Airport (BUR) is the closest to Pasadena (check Southwest Airlines for flights). LAX is the next option with flights inbound from around the globe. Other nearby options include Long Beach (LGB; 32 mi), Ontario (ONT; 38.8 mi), and John Wayne (SNA; 49.3 mi).

Lodging

Airbnb and HomeAway are very popular options in the Pasadena area. Nearby hotels include the Green Tree Inn, Sheraton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, and Hilton.