Queercon 13 Electronic Badge

I am involved in the organization of Queercon, a non-profit dedicated to the intersection of the LGBT and information security and technology communities. Our main event is a set of annual programming at the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas.

We designed and distributed around 250 active electronic badges for Queercon 13 (Defcon 24). I served as the programmer for the project. This year, it was a squid.

More details are available at my Bitbucket repository for the badge, or Evan’s comprehensive write-up.


  • Evan Mackay | Hardware
  • George Louthan | Software
  • Jonathan Nelson | Art, UX, and animation design
  • Jason Painter | President, Queercon