Wargame – BalCCon 2k13


The best way to learn is to play with all of the systems and programs that you want to understand, and there’s no better way to get started than with a network or application which you can experiment on.

We are preparing a wargame-style game for BalCCon for you to sharpen your mad skillz.

The warm up game will be level based. Levels will cover broad range of topic from web apps, over reverse engineering to cryptography.

The game took place from Wednesday the 14th of August 12:00 till Sunday the 5th of September 0:00 (CEST / UTC+2 )

The prizes are :

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize : Free ticket

May the force be with you Wargame

Please send us comments, bug reports and/or level suggestions at 1van at balccon.org.

Two day tickets are available for pre-order for BalCCon 2k13


Payment for pre-ordered tickets will be done on our Ticket stands in the Master Center on the day of the event. There is limited amount of tickets and will be sold on first come first served basis. To avoid waiting in long lines we urge you to come in early in the day.

Visitors from Serbia can by the tickets now, while visitors from abroad can only pre-order them.

You can buy or pre-order tickets on the following links:

BalCCon pre sale tickets for visitors from abroad
BalCCon pre sale tickets for visitors from Serbia

More info about tickets for BalCCon you can find on https://balccon.org/congress/2013/wiki/index.php?title=Tickets

Call for Volunteers


BalCCon has been organized by the community and appreciates all kinds of participation. You were encouraged to contribute to this event by volunteering.

The Congress would not be possible without many people donating their time bringing the Congress to life and dealing with all the side effects of bringing hundreds of hackers together in a congress centre.

The congress heavily relies on your help! Please consider volunteering at BalCCon 2k13.

You can sign up by submitting a email at jelena at balccon.org
Email subject should be:Volunteer BalCCon 2k13

Email Body:
Personal Information:
Volunteer Name (nickname):
Email ID:
Contact Number:
Volunteer Profile: (max 1000 words)

if you would like to help us on site.

A big thank you for applying for volunteering at BalCCon 2k13.

#CryptoParty 01? – #CrpytoParty 01!

Association of Linux Users of Novi Sad – LUGoNS and University of Novi Sad, Department of Electrical Measurement and Metrology organized


#CryptoParty 01? – #CrpytoParty 01!


“Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. “

Eric Hughes, A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto [1993]



CryptoParty is the World Series AdHoc events intended to spread knowledge and information about privacy, security and encryption tools.
Crypto tools can be tricky. Protecting our data, information and privacy is of vital importance. We variously lock up and otherwise protect physical objects such as cars, houses and credit cards. But how do we protect ourselves and our data on the net? And how do we know whom to trust, and to what degree? Cryptoparty is an open format. We’ll teach each other and learn together.



We’ll discuss why cryptography, anonymity and anti tracking tools are important today. We will install online anonymity tool. And on the end we will show you how to protect your emails.



Univerisity in Novi Sad
Faculty of Technical Sciences – FTN
Dositeja Obradovića Square 6
21000 Novi Sad
classroom No. 208 (second floor)
Suturday, May 25 from 15.00h to 20.00h


CryptoParty is for everyone; no prior technical expertise or knowledge is assumed. Artists, students, kids, geeks, journalists and anyone else who is interested can join in.


Laptop, tablet, phone, usb sticks

Install Linux Day -> Sunday, 10 mart 2013. from 10:00 to 15:00 hour in the CK13

Installation and setup Linux by members of LUGoNS

Where, what, who?
Linux Install Day will be held on Sunday, 10th March 2013 .  from 10.00-15.00pm  in LUGoNS Laboratories (CK13).  The idea is to help you to install Linux. For those who choose that we install Linux for them, they will receive from us installation DVD or CD, if we have them in stock.

Why are we doing this?
Many times people have asked us why we wanted to donate some knowledge, and then to resolve the mystery. We are not masochists who like to charge their work. Simply, if you want to do, (I mean business and jobs under Linux) we have to show people that this operating system is not a chore. The more of us there Linux users, the greater the chances for a job in a Linux environment. Another reason is that it is nice to help, such as people and helped us to stand on our feet with Linux.

What to bring?
First, take the good will and patience! Since there will be relatively few members LUGoNS, we can not guarantee that your machine will be taken care first. There are just  few technical requests:

  • First, If you make a desktop computer, carry case, monitor, keyboard, mouse and all cables
  • Second ,on your computer, make sure to / leave a blank, unformatted partition of at least 10GB


LUGoNS BarCamp №2


We invite you to Second LUGoNS BarCamp, which will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013,  at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTN) in Novi Sad, starting from 11.00 hour in the classroom No. 208 on the second floor. Second LUGoNS BarCamp is organized in cooperation with the Department of Electrical measurement.

The primary goal of LUGoNS BarCamp is to gather all the communities from the region and continent  in an effort to hack, play, learn, pass knowledge and exchange experience.

For those who missed the first LUGoNS BarCamp, held on 01.12.2012., they have the opportunity to see the lectures, which are located at ftp.lugons.org.

All communities in the region are more than welcome. We hope that we will be in large numbers.

Admission is free!

Schedule of lectures

11:00 to 11:05 am – Welcome Speech
11:15 to 11:45 am – IOIO for Android, Aleksandar Beserminji
Abstract: An interesting toy for anyone who is interested in application for programming robots, smart homes etc.
11:45 to 12:00 am – Break
12:00 to 1:00 pm – The basic techniques of attacks on web services, second part, Strahinja Piperac
Abstract: A demonstration of how a script kiddie can use carelessness and negligence, to do a bad deed and damage someone.
01:00  to 01:15 pm – Break
2:15 to 2:00 pm – Porting software to Android, Vlatko Košturnjak
Abstract: You have the software you want to run on Android? This lecture will tell you the ways you can do it through experience porting of applications including Nmap on Android.
3:00 to 3:45 pm – Bitcoin Mining, Nikola Rasovic
Abstract: Bitcoin (sign: BTC) is a decentralized digital currency based on an open-source, peer-to-peer internet protocol.
03:45 to 04:00 pm – Break
04:00 to 05:00 pm – Future of society, Vladimir Cicović
Abstract: Current problem with society, next step for making resources based economy.”It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” – J. Krishnamurti
05:00 to 05:15 pm – Break
05:15 to 06:15 pm – Hacker Ethic 2.0, Bernd Fix
Abstract: Introdction to the old hacker ethics and ideas for a revised version for the future.
Note: The lecture is in English.
06:15 to 06:30 pm – Break
06:30 to 07:15 pm -The Social Sphere of Hackerspaces, Michael Zeltner
Abstract: An introduction to the development of the scene and what has been learned since then.
Note: The lecture is in English.

08:30 pm – After party, Kafe Sting, Dimitrija Tucovića 3, Novi Sad



Faculty of Techical Sciences
Dositeja Obradovića Square 6
21000 Novi Sad
classroom No. 208 (second floor)


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Recommendation fast food restaurants in the vicinity of the Faculty of Technical Sciences:

Pasta za zube, Fruškogorska 4
Caribic, Stražilovska 35
Od sumraka do svitanja, Stražilovska 37
Bubi Grill, Dimitrija Tucovića 3
2 stapića, Corner Bul. Cara Lazara i Fruškogorske

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Hostel Sova
Hostel Downtown
Smile Hostel

Call for Papers for 1st Balkan Computer Congress – BalCCon


Call for Papers for 1st Balkan Computer Congress – BalCCon
06|07 September 2013, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, Europe, Earth, Milky Way

The Event:

Balkan Computer Congress has been conceptualized as a two day gathering of the international hacker community in the organization of LUGoNS – Linux users of Novi Sad. The first part of the program has been envisaged to be a set of presentations, workshops and lectures on the current topics regarding privacy, technology, software development, free software & socio-political issues. Hands-on projects and hacking have been planned for the second part of the program. We admire and tend to find a role model in the large scale conferences such as Chaos Communication Congress, organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

Smaller hacker community gatherings had been organized in the Balkans in the past, yet, this is the first International Congress of this scale.

Organization team has scores of years of experience visiting, participating in and volunteering at hacker events of all sizes. This is our first attempt to organize such an event independently, with the help of friends from all around the world!

The Location:
Novi Sad is the centre of Vojvodina, northern province of Serbia, famous for its multicultural history and active artistic and technological scene (e.g. music festival Exit and digital-media event Share). With a prestige night life combined with the warm and welcoming character, Novi Sad offers inexpensive prices for lodging and dining, compared to the neighboring EU.

Our Goal:
Our goal is to gather all the communities from the region, continent and the World in an effort to hack, play, learn, pass knowledge and exchange experience. BalCCon aims to become the central hacker community in South East Balkan, as well as to provide the opportunity for all the people in this part of Europe to connect and to cooperate.

Having said that, we would like to invite you to make and send us proposals for talks, lectures and workshops on all topics of relevance. We would also like to see installations and projects you have done recently. The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Free Software
  • Interesting Hardware
  • Security Nightmares
  • Deep Web
  • Cryptography, Cryptanalysis and Crypto-politics
  • Social Networks – unexpected use, abuse and analysis
  • Social Engineering
  • Robotics – humanoid, football playing, autonomous vehicles, (armed) drones, ethics, utopia and dystopia
  • Hacker Space Program, Space Travel and Satellites – technology, goals and ethics
  • Reverse Engineering, Forensics and Anti-Forensics – technology, law and politics
  • Mobile Device Hacking and Telecommunications Security, Security of Apps
  • Clouds – hacking, breaking, unexpected usage
  • Future or No Future of IT Security – state of fail, new concepts and methods, implications for society and infrastructure
  • Lockpicking
  • DPI (deep packet inspection) – current state of introduction, breaking, circumvention and political situation
  • Net and Device Neutrality – ownership, censorship, circumvention and the politics of de-facto standards, search engine politics
  • Programming Languages — state of the art and research
  • Politics and Technology of Surveillance and Oppression – state trojans, interception, social media monitoring, laws and counter-movements
  • Revolutions and Hacktivism
  • Transparency and Participation in Politics and Governance
  • Copyright and Patents – the war on file-sharing, alternatives to the current system

Submission Guidelines

For Talks, Lectures and Workshops:
Please submit a meaningful and complete description which will give us an insight on the key points of your presentation. We prefer quality over quantity, which will be evaluated based on the proposal you send us. Also, have in mind that other people might submit a talk on the same topic, so give us a reason to consider your presentation unique. Feel free to include some facts about yourself and the things that motivate you. It is not necessary for your talk to be the first of its kind, it may have been presented at other conferences, however please make sure that its content is up to date.
Lectures should not exceed 45 minutes, plus up to 15 minutes for questions and answers. Longer time slots are possible if we feel the topic demands it (please tell us if necessary). Please indicate the length of your presentation clearly on your submission.

Language of the Presentation:
BalCCon is an international congress, therefore your submissions should be in English. It is expected that we will have participants from all over the World, so it is important to have a common language.

Travel Expenses:
The Balkan Computer Congress is a non-profit oriented event and speakers are not paid. However, financial help on accommodation may be possible, within our means, for all accepted submissions. Don’t be shy and state your requirements in the application when submitting your proposal.

How to Submit?
Please follow the instructions below. If you have any questions regarding your submission, feel free to contact us at cfp@balccon.org.

By Email:
Email your submission to: cfp@balccon.org.
Email subject should be: CFP BalCCon 2013 – Paper Title
Email Body:
Personal Information:
Speaker Name:
Job Role/Handle:
Email ID:
Contact Number:
Speaker Profile: (max 1000 words)
Presentation Details:
Name/Title of the Presentation:
Paper Abstract: (max 3000 words)
Presentation Time Required (20, 30, 50 Minutes)
Is there any demonstration? Yes or No

Other Needs & Requirements:
Do you need any special equipment?
If you have any other requirements, please mention it here and the reason.

All submissions will be reviewed by our Program Committee. Authors will be notified upon acceptance of their talk.

Dates and Deadlines:

  • July 1st, 2013 (23:59 UTC): Submission deadline
  • July 15th, 2013: Final notification of acceptance
  • September 6th – 7th, 2013: BalCCon Computer Congress

All submissions will be judged equally, disregarding race and gender. Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program or disregard any proposal if found inappropriate for this congress.

LUGoNS BarCamp №2 – Call for Papers (CfP)

Second LUGoNS BarCamp announcement:

When: On Saturday March 23.2013.
Where: Novi Sad
Time: 11:00 – 20:00h

Call for Papers(CfP)

LUGoNS invites all interested parties to submit their work (lectures, presentations, workshops and discussions) until March 1st, 2013.


Topics for participation are:

  • Free software
  • Interesting hardware
  • Security nightmares
  • Hacking laws
  • Deep Web
  • Social Networks – unexpected use,
    abuse and analysis
  • Social Engineering

  • Anonymity and Privacy on the Internet
  • Mobile Device Hacking and
    Telecommunications Security, Security of Apps
  • Clouds – hacking, breaking, unexpected usage
  • DPI (deep packet inspection) – current state
    of introduction, breaking, circumvention
    and political situation
  • Net and device neutrality – ownership,
    censorship, circumvention, search engine
    politics and the politics of de-facto standards
  • Programming languages — state of the art,
    development and research


Do not hesitate and feel free to contact us if you have work in the above or related topics, that you think we could find interesting.


In case you still do not know what BarCamp is..

BarCamp (often: unconference) is a gathering of users with public workshops and lectures, their content and progress are established by participants at the beginning of the meeting and are further developed during the gathering itself. BarCamp serves to share ideas, to discuss, for learning, for development and the product of this work can already partially be seen at the end of the event, by demonstrating concrete results (e.g. joint workshop program).

LUGoNS BarCamp №1

What is BarCamp?

BarCamp (oft uncoference) is gathering of users with public workshops and lectures, their content and progress were developed by participants at the beginning of the meeting and are developed at futher progress. BarCamp used to share ideas, to discuss, for learning and develop and the product of that work can already be seen in part at the end of the event with demonstrating concrete results (eg joint workshop program).


BarCamp name is an allusion to a series of events organized by Tim O’Reily, who called FooCamp. Selected individuals (friends of O’Reilly) would meet for mutal exchange of experience, and would stay and spend the night (camping). Participants in FooCamp could only come at the invitation of the O’Reilly’s. At BarCamp is coming without an invitation, and everyone can participate.

The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto (CA) of 19-21. August 2005 in the premises of the company Socialtex and was organized in less then a week, from concept to the event. On it was attended by about 200 people. After that’s BarCamp are organized over 350 cities around the world, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.

To mark the first anniversary of BarCamp, a BarCampEarth held simultaneosly at several locations in the world from 25-27. August 2006. Marking the second anniversary, BarCampBlock was held in Palo Alto at the original location within a radius of more than three blocks of 18-19. August 2007, and it was attended by over 800 people.

The largest recorded BarCamp took place in February 2011 with over 4700 registered participants in Yangon, the Myanmar (Burma). Previous year (January 2010) BarCamp Yangon attracted over 2700 participants (registered participants).

LUGoNS BarCamp

LUGoNS first BarCamp will be held on Saturday o1. December in Novi Sad at Aurora hotel starting from 12.00 last until about 20.00 hours. The sole aim of this first meeting is to awaken a sleeping community and return to the dynamics of events in Novi Sad. All communities in the region are more than welcome. We hope that we will be in large numbers.

On this occasion, once more, we invite you to magnify our set with your presence, so we can socialize, share knowledge, make new friends and expand ours horizons.

Currently logged-themes are:
– Tecniques of attack on web services
– Develop and test (gerrit and jenkins)
– Orchestration server (puppet)
– Getting started with microcontrollers (Arduino)
– Retrocomputing
Hack your all politics
– BalCCon, LUGoNS, Hackerspace
– TOOLX – GNU/Linux
– Workshop: Learn to crimp (the crimpting process by which the end of the line or network cable installed special connectors).
Discussion: How to animate people to participate more actively in the community and communicate more with each other?

Do not hesitate and feel free to contact us if you have the desire and the need to actively participate in BarCamp-in, and to annouce your topic. All you have to do is send an email to office@lugons.org

Admission is free!

Saturday, 01 December 2012. year from 12.00 – 20.00h


Hotel Aurora
Belgrade quay 49b
21000 Novi Sad
Web: www.hotelaurora.rs








Affordable and cheap accommodation options:

Hostel Sova
Hostel Downtown
Hostel Podbara
Smile Hostel

Free Software Day

15th September is the world known day as Free Software Day. It is celebrated around the world in many different ways. This year LUGoNS, our biggest and oldest community of Linux users, will celebrate this day with all of You interested in Free software and willing to find out more and learn about Freedom and Free software at Miletićev square in Novi Sad. We’ll be dressed out in our well known LUGoNS shirts.

In more than 10 years we have patiently and persistently shared our knowledge and experience about Free software, giving our help to everybody willing to learn and progress in domain of Free software. Today, those are our successful colleagues in IT domain and proud users of Free software.

To us, Free software is well known term. Many of you did not hear or did not hear enough about it. Free software, defined by Free Software foundation, is software which can be used, copied, changed, redistributed without any restrictions. Completely free!

You don’t think it is possible? Free software is FREEDOM to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve software. There is large number of communities and individuals which constantly work on it, study and puts theirs improvements in and than give it back to all users to share and use. LUGoNS is one of such communities, taught to share and during that process to build good peer relationships as well as friendships. First of all we are educational institution and than a group of happy people in mood for party 🙂

If you have any doubts please visit https://lugons.org or https://events.lugons.org or if you are courage enough visit IRC server on irc.freenode.net, room #lugons and feel free to tell us all you think about.

We are happy to share time with You and wish to all of us happy Freedom Day!

Yours LUGoNS