HoK Computer Party


HackNWA Hands on Keyboard Computer Party [HoK] on Apr 20th @ 8pm is an unoffical after-after party to Sp4rkCon taking place at 8th Street Market in Bentonville, AR. Intention is to promote Cyber Security and other critically needed skills.

Register now for SparkCon at the following URL if you haven't yet!
https://one.walmart.com/content/sp4rkcon/wmeo/sp4rkcon-home/sp4rkcon-2024.html

You can also register for HackNWA Conference at the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacknwa-conference-2024-dumpster-fire-express-tickets-855555699127

Location

801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, AR 72712
The venue is being provided courtesy of Bike Rack Brewing at 8th Street Market!

The event is free and open to the public. Register and attend Sp4rkcon and or HackNWA Conference as either event badge will get you in. Students will have the most to gain as there will be industry experts from top companies in their field.

Event activities will start after Sp4rkcon ends for the day. The villages will focus on highly technical subjects and may be the first time the majority of the attendees will have seen the subject material.


Villages / Exhibits

In order to achieve our hands on keyboard objectives for this event we will be providing a variety of villages and exhibits for people to get in on the action.

HW Hacking / Soldering village

Most people will not receive a full assmbled PCB badge at Sp4rkcon. Instead you will receive a pack and can wear the unpopulated badge right away but we are sure you will want to enable power and activate blinky. Solder stations and adeptus mechanicus to assist you will be available to achieve this. We will also show off some low level embedded hardware probing and other exhibits.

ASMb1337

Assembly coding village with a focus on 6502 architecture. Participants will have access to custom 6507 Atari game code, reference materials and developer SD card cartridges for testing and playing said games on Atari.

Some of the concepts that will be conveyed:
Basic ASM coding concepts
Level data arrangement in 6507 ASM
Byte Manipulation techniques
Music synthesis in the Atari graphics chips
Porting your to C64 emulator to continue at home

Prizes may be provided for some of the best work

Technology demos

TBA


Entertainment

Curated music & sound design by HackNWA
Featuring:
Footwork Berlin

(footwork/bass, minimal, techno)
El Zárate

(deep, house, techno, minimal, latin underground)
Music - linktree
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Performances by:

TBA
Diamond Level Sponsors
Shirt Sponsors
Add-On Level Sponsors