WAHCKon[1] Perth 2014

Perth's First Hacker Con
3rd & 4th of May 2014

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David Litchfield

David Litchfield is a computer security researcher with a special interest in buffer overflow exploitation and database systems. He has written and contributed to several books including the Shellcoder's Handbook, The Database Hacker's Handbook and the Oracle Hacker's Handbook. He spends his spare time diving with great white sharks. This guy fights sharks.

Ed (Faz)

An Infosec person travelling from the East seeking that which is lost, Faz is a penetration tester out of Sydney who has firmly established that the job title penetration tester has absolutely nothing to do with geology. He is not associated with a cyber security school of excellence.

Will Campbell

(Very) recent graduate from a Masters of Computer and Network Security at ECU. Still learning, but enjoying it. I am also looking for employment in the industry, so if you have the horrible problem of owning too much money, I would be happy to help solve it for you : D

Matt Jones

Works at volvent. I hear he likes pigeons.

Hugh Davenport

: Spent far too long at uni, then started working. Has worked on both sides of the security world, while developing cool stuff. Might be dead of starvation by the time WAHCKon comes around.

Christian Frichot

Christian spent the first 30 years of his life perming his hair into various curl-esque patterns. Whilst flamadiddling away on his drums he graduated university and then started working as a security-gump for resource companies, finance companies and now his own company, Asterisk Information Security. Finally in a position to implement his pants-free-Friday policies, he now rests back on his laurels pretending to be a web developer while advising people (whoever will listen?) on app security and various other miscellanea. If he's not trying to run an OWASP chapter, or pushing terribly written code to BeEF, you can find him crying over MS Word, working to get The Browser Hacker's Handbook ready for 2014. Wears five top hats.


Been playing with electronics and Unix based computers for many years. Fell in love with the Raspberry Pi in Oct. 2012.


trogs has been wandering the mean streets of Wellington, NZ working for a Fibre Optic Network operator for the last 6 years since he came back from London, where he was working for Rackspace UK, prior to it's IPO (he's not bitter about missing out on stock options AT ALL) . Before that he did stuff with radio waves for a rural WISP. He knows about 3am nagios alarms and cisco and snmp as well.


After graduating with a degree in Physics at Curtin University, Michael went on to work as a software engineer at Adapptor developing mobile applications and Kinect "phygital activations". His work with Kinect has been used to promote brands such as Curtin University, Barbie and Synergy.


Lex has a life long hobby to work in as many careers as possible. He has worked his way through journalism, media, children's entertainment, visual effects, and several areas in IT.


Currently employed at Logic Networks as the primary network engineer. Involved in the hacker research community since 2001. Worked at iiNet as a network administrator. Better than Falcon.

Brett Callaughan

Palo Alto dude.

Chris Courtis

Chris runs the Forensics Lab at EY Perth. He has been involved in investigations supporting both EY Investigators and Federal Agents (not the best thing to own up to for a Hacker Con :P). He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Internetworking & Security, Cyber Forensics, Computer Security & Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Security, Terrorism & Counterterrorism. He also has a background in the Australian Military. This guy is pretty goddamn hardcore.

David Cake

Electronic Frontiers Australia digital rights activist, International Internet governance wonk, ICANN community leader, Internet studies graduate student, former/occasional software developer and sysadmin, and several other kinds of geek. Rumour has it his beard tastes like cake.

Sheldon Gill

Started tinkering with computers in late primary school and still hasn't stopped. Likes getting them to do real work in the real world, but isn't averse to occasionally using them for more recreational pursuits.


Grant has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Computer Science, Cyber Forensics and Information Security Management and Business Information Systems. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. He has published a whitepaper to the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, and works in the business and digital forensics space with a large local firm.

Christina Camilleri

Christina is a security consultant and computer science student who is passionate about information security and technology. She has several years’ experience in the infosec industry and expertise in a range of areas including penetration testing, social engineering and recon/OSINT. Awarded as the AISA IT Security Rookie of the Year in 2013, Christina has been building experience in the areas of physical security, counter espionage, digital forensics and private investigation.  She’s an active and passionate contributor in the infosec industry, and a strong believer in user privacy, free expression, and innovation. She also loves cats.


Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humour has delighted audiences worldwide. Paul was awarded the 2013 O'Reilly Open Source award, and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community. As a Freedom Loving Scientist, Paul's goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free.

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