How to get a free ticket to Y2hacK
Bring an item from any of the following categories:
A working vintage computer
Manufactured before 1990
Not an IBM-PC compatible
Can run at least one application (a game, eye-candy, or anything else that
A working vintage or home-made peripheral device
If you have a home-made or pre-1990 robot, VR gear, pen plotter, wearable
PC etc. you're in as long as you can setup a working system that does something
cool with it.
If you need an IBM-PC compatible in order to control your machine (as
long as you supply the software, cables, etc.), please let us know. If
you need an Apple II, Amiga or anything of the sort, you'll have to bring
5 Kg (10 pounds) of good-looking CyberJunk
Circuit boards, old pointing devices, and anything that has a large
enough aesthetics/weight ratio (i.e. no power supplies). You bring a box
with stuff weighing 5 Kg or more - you're in.
Note: CyberJunk will be used for decoration, so we can't promise
to return it to you.
Simply save one of our pages, redesign it (without changing any of the
text, links or functionality) and eMail it to us. If we put it at our site,
you'll get a free ticket.
eMail your nomination as a zip file to email@example.com
Create a cool AnsiArt animation (click here
to see supported sequences).
No plug-ins/ActiveX (except for Flash)
All binaries (Java or Flash) should come with a full source
Complex DHTML/Java/Flash takes longer to scan for hanky-panky,and this
may lower your code's chances of being integrated into our site.
Should support both Netscape >=4 and MSIE >=4, other browsers should at
least be able to read the text.
If your animation sequence is cool enough, you'll get a free
If your AnsiArt is accepted, it will be converted into Flash, shown
at our site, and will go to the final award-bearing contest at the convention.
As you know, the way hackers (and technology in general) are depicted in
movies is an inspiration for a life-time of stand-up comedy:
We are looking for instances of CyberFoolishness in movies. We plan to
edit the funny bits and present them with funny commentary during the convention.
Fonts are always 72pt or larger
If the hacker sees "access denied", he/she types "something smart" and
then the screen shows "access granted" (have you ever seen the words "access
granted" on a real-life computer screen?)
Once access is granted, everything changes from green on black text to
a rotating 3D logo of the white-house/NSA/KGB/etc.
The bad guys always want to destroy the diskette (there are never
any copies of it)
The diskette can be read by any machine running any OS
If you contribute a reference to such a stupidity and we use it, you
will get a free ticket.