DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest
November 13-17, 2017
A hackfest, otherwise known as a hackathon or code sprint, is a common way for free and open source software (FOSS) projects to engage and enable communities. As science and technology continue to advance and further accelerate the speed of innovation, DARPA's interest in building common platforms, toolsets, and fundamental skills has grown. That interest has been a long-standing tenet of the Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) community as well, and DARPA believes that building an engagement between the FOSS and DARPA communities will allow both communities to benefit from and promote the use of advanced technology. DARPA's Software Defined Radio (SDR) Hackfests are set up to engage a community that includes more than just the core developers of a project.
Mayhem CRS at the Smithsonian!
April 20 – September 17, 2017
In 2014, DARPA launched the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) to develop intelligent systems that might someday take over the painstaking and time-consuming work of searching through billions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities or intrusions. The Pittsburgh-based team ForAllSecure built Mayhem, which took first place in the CGC in August 2016. The Mayhem Cyber Reasoning System is now on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will run through September 17, 2017.