For In-Conference Workshops please click HERE


Hacker Feud


Are you ready for the 4th Annual Hacker Family Feud! The game is simple. During the After Party on Thursday night teams name the most popular responses to our surveys of random hackers and people. Get something wrong, pay the penalty. Not for the easily offended or those without a sense of humor and a strong alcohol tolerance.

Team Signups are closed

Help be part of the problem and answer the survey questions that will be used during the game!

The survey is here

1st place team: $$$
2nd place team: $$


Open Hacking Village (OHV)

The newly pronounced Open Hacking Village is completely free and available for all to attend (noob to expert). In its first year opening, the OHV will be hosting a list of environments for hackers to tinker around in. The main area’s the OHV will be focusing on include, Enterprise, Automotive and IoT (More info on these below). The thought of this village is to give people a free, legal environment to learn the tricks of the trade in hacking, test exploits out in, identify new exploits, learn from others, etc. The possibilities are endless and GrrCON is happy to announce the first environment of its kind. Come check us out in the vendor area!

Enterprise Hacking Village

Ever want the chance to tinker with enterprise related networks, architectures, platforms, etc? Well the enterprise hacking village is for you! In this village there will be a simulated “enterprise” network setup for conference attendees to connect into and play around with. This environment is the old GrrCON CTF setup, so you may see something familiar, but we’ve also added a few more openly vulnerable systems to the network for conference attendees to play around with.

Car Hacking Village

Brought to you by CANBUSHACK team, conference attendees will get hands on experience in hacking automotive technologies. Not only will this village be openly available to the public, but there will also be a huge opportunity to learn the art of hacking vehicles. There is no formal agenda setup, rather a table with a few automotive components and benches for attendees to interact with.

IoT Hacking Village

Toasters, refrigerators, watches, shoes are all being connected to the Internet, but majority of these devices do so very insecurely. Interested in playing around with the devices people are labeling as the Internet of Things? If so, come check out this village, connect in your laptop and grab shell on that newly developed “smart” device to make it do things it’s not supposed to.



Open Source INTelligence Capture The Flag Contest We’re bringing sexy back! And by “sexy,” we mean the OSINT CTF. Of course.

It’s been a few years — 2, in fact — since the OSINT CTF graced the halls of GrrCon. But we’re back, baby!

This year, put on your deerstalker and get ready to dig deep into the real lives of real targets to find real flags and win real cool prizes. Remember that it’s an open source competition, so no hacking anyone’s email or Instagram, and no calling or smoke signaling the victims- we mean, volunteers.

While getting down and dirty into targets’ online lives is fun and all, but the real point of the OSINT CTF isn’t just about showing off and winning sick prizes (like, really sick). We’re spreading awareness of just how easy it can be to find sensitive information on the internet, even for someone without a degree in digital forensics or enough money to hire someone with a degree. If we help at least one great-aunt lock down her Facebook, then our work here wasn’t in vain.

Teams that place in the top three will receive an award and insane prize packs.

Hosted by CG Silvers Consulting. Click here for more details about the competition and recaps of previous OSINT CTFs

Lock Pick Village

Locks You know the drill.. Pick locks.. learn to be a criminal… etc.. etc…
We typically have some new fun things for you to mess with. Like a car boot, realtor door lock box, an actual car door and the steel cage! Details on the Lock Pick Village contest will be unveiled in the village. Probably has something to do with Fuzzy pink handcuffs and an inflatable donkey-pegasus hybrid…
Prizes will also be announced at the village.


GrrCON After Party

This year we continue the After Party on Thursday night right at DeVos Place! FREE Food will be provided during Hacker Family Feud intermission

After-After Party

We are proud to continue the after-after party and it’s tradition of near arrests and debauchery on Saturday night.p1nk N1ghtmare Track down the short girl in the Pink GrrCON shirt for more info on the After-After Party. You don’t have to beg, you don’t have to be a “Rock Star”, you just have to ask nicely. But be warned, she bites..


GrrCON Crypto Challenge

Click HERE to access the Crypto codes.

Simply break the string provided to reveal a final 100% discount code. If the code doesn’t work you’re wrong.
New codes will be added as old ones are broken.

GrrCON Drinking Game

Enjoy the free beer (& cash bar)..
Eat some free food..
Return to drinking free beer..
You’re welcome.
1st place: A winner is you!

Analyst Unknown Cyber Range (AUCR)

Are you ready to play the next generation of DFIR CTF challenges? Do you think you have what it takes to detect and respond to the latest attacks that push your network and host based analysis skills to the limit. This will be the ultimate test to figure out the who, what, where, when and how of this incident. There is sure to be something for all skill levels in this challenge as you race against time and each other to solve the challenge before closing ceremonies on Friday. It doesn’t matter if you do RE, IR or you’re an Intel guy we have something for everyone! A Live image will be provided and also available on Everything you need to know will be on the website which will go live at 8am Thursday morning. The only thing you need to bring is some l337 S4uc3 and get ready for a challenge that’s as close as you can get to real world!

1st place: GrrCON Lifetime badge
2nd place: Hug from McGrumpie Pants


Is your name Joe, or John, or Jo Anne? Does it have a JO in it anywhere?
What else does it take to win the competition? We can’t tell you that, but if you meet any of the other criteria you could just be our winner
Winning JO: Prize TBA


Hand Breaking Challenge

Heal Wit’ Hans cordially invites you to participate in the GrrCON Board Breaking Competition again in 2017! board
Additional details will be provided at the event, held during intermission of Hacker Family Feud on Thursday 10/26.
Think you got what it takes? Willing to accept all liability for your health?
Registration will happen at the event via walk ups.

Board breaking competitors will be required to sign an extensive safety waiver prior to competing. You are responsible for you.

1st place: $100
2nd place team: Hug from B31ltf4c3


Student Debt Sux & door prizes

Details given out at Welcome
Winning Student: Who Knows


1337 Backup Challenge

Check your bag for a Backup tape, if you find it you win!

1st place: The l33test hacker in the world mystery prize and somebodies backup data!


You must be present at closing ceremonies to win any contest

We reserve the right change any event, competition, prize or other offering at any time.