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2016 H-ACME CTF Challenge – May 28 – Workshop at 10AM, Competition at 12PM

hacme challenge
The 2016 H-ACME CTF Challenge (May 28)Ā involves a setup of virtual computers that are running off a scoring system. Each computer is vulnerable to an attack of some kind; some computers may have passwords visible, others may contain vulnerabilities in their code… it’s up to you to identify and exploit them! Each time you successfully hack a system, you will find a flag file with a code in it. This code is what you submit to the scoreboard to get your points.
Concerned that you may not have the skillz to pay the billz? No problem! We will be teaching a class earlier in the morning for those who want a primer on the tools and techniques. Additionally, we’ll also be available during the CTF competition to answer questions you have, give tips and advice on the best approach, and assist in everything short of outright telling the answer.
The workshop starts at 10AM and the competition starts at 12PM. We will provide a USB flash drive with a build of Kali Linux to boot from. All you need to do is bring your laptop! Food will be provided and prizes for the teams with the most flags will be awarded.

Arduino 101 Workshop – May 21, 12PM – 4PM


Learn the basics of Arduino and how to leverage this embedded platform for your next electronics project. We’ll cover how to control LEDs, motors, and communicate with a variety of sensors using the Arduino IDE. We’ll also cover general electronics topics including voltage and current and basic components like resistors and capacitors. We’ll provide the Arduino and other electrical components, but you cannot take them home with you. If you want a set, I’ll make recommendations at the workshop.

Sign up here:

What you need to do before the workshop:

1. Load your laptop with the latest Arduino IDE installed ( and bring it with you\

2. Brush up on C or other programming languages, just enough to be familiar with the big ideas (e.g. variables, loops, if-statements).

3. Get excited, you’re about to learn some really awesome stuff šŸ™‚

MacGyver Dollar Store May 13, 2016 Reminder



This Friday’s Hackathon is MacGyver Dollar Store night.Ā  Come by and save the world.Ā  Food will be providedĀ for those on time and regret for those late.Ā Ā The Coca Cola will flow.

2016 T-shirt Contest Results


Thank you so much to everyone who submitted designs to our T-shirt contest. We have put the designs to a vote, and a winner has been chosen. Congratulations to Daniel Johnsen for winning our 2016 T-shirt design contest. Enjoy the $100.

2016 T-shirt order form, deadline 11:59 PM Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Women & Men sizes available in 3 colors each.


The winning design will be printed on our t-shirts. You can choose your size from multiple styles and colors and get a hip shirt for just $20 while supporting LVL1.

While you’re ordering yours, convince your friends and families to drink the kool aid and grab one while they can.

2016 T-shirt order form

LVL1 Hackerspace
1205 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206