DEF CON 23: Humans, The Wall of Sheep, and The Number 23

The scene of DEF CON on August 6th, 2015 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas around 6:00am, was filled with an array of hackers and industry professionals alike. What may seem as an unlikely combination, in fact seamlessly combined into a strangely ordered, yet chaotic scene. Hundreds of individuals eagerly waited a few hours in a line that was six people wide, and zigzagged throughout an entire ballroom as they waited for the coveted DEF CON badge. DEF CON has its’ own way of categorizing the attendees: Goons, Humans, and Inhumans. As first time “Humans” at DEF CON, we quickly realized that this ordered chaos/line waiting would be consistent throughout the event.

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