Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Step 1: Punch a tree

evan booth (Counter Hack)
9:05am9:20am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 24 ratings)

Fans of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes will undoubtedly remember when Calvin invented the transmogrifier, an ingenious device that could turn one thing into another with a quick “ZAP!” Besides the obvious physical characteristics—one upside-down corrugated fiberboard enclosure, some black ink, and a radial dial—little is known about how this magical device actually worked. I’d imagine that most people are fine with that, but I can’t help but wonder. . .

Evan Booth explains how his adventures in real-world transmogrification have shaped his perspective on open source hardware, manufacturing, and finding potential in the unremarkable.

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Counter Hack

Evan Booth is a builder, architect, developer, and challenge designer at Counter Hack, a company devoted to building fun and engaging challenges that educate and evaluate information security professionals. When Evan isn’t struggling to get his job title to fit in most HTML forms, he loves building stuff out of other stuff, spending time with his family, and fighting the temptation to write garden path sentences in important documents.