We’re baaaaack!  The time has come, we're spinning up, locking down the content and this year, we’re heading back over to Ballys. We're acquiring even more duplicators to make even more copies this year - hoping to make up for last year.  The drive data is being updated, curated, and is ready to roll out.  We’re looking for volunteers, the CFP is open and we’ll parsing through our best presentations to bring them to you. All the details can be found below.



We start taking drives at 4:00pm local time on Thursday, August 8th. We'll keep accepting drives until we reach capacity (usually late Friday or early Saturday).  Then we copy and copy all the things until we just can't copy any more - first come, first served.  We run around the clock until we run out of time on Sunday morning with the last possible pickup being before 11:00am on Sunday.  The link below has all the village hours of operation details.



The Data Duplication Village's goal is to help the information security community by providing helpful information through duplication of large amounts of data including all the past hacking related convention material that can be found, rainbow tables, and more. The DDV talks further that goal by providing storage related knowledge to the DefCon community. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive enough submissions this year to have a good set of talks (we’ll try again next year).



DEF CON provides a core set of drive duplicators as well as a few data content options. Bring your 6TB (or larger) SATA3 blank drives (labeled with contact information if you like), and submit them in the queue for the data you want. Come back around 14-24 hours later to pick up your drive freshly packed with all the data.  We're starting out with 18TB of data to choose from. The DC27 DRIVE DATA page has more detail about what’s we’re doing and what you need.