I, Hacker
Intermittent neural activity

It's a new year, so it's time for a quick wrapup post.

Last Year

  • Obviously the big thing was my Black Hat USA talk on breaking hotel locks. The attention it's received has been insane; I never expected anyone outside the lock industry to care about it, but it's been featured in every major publication and even on national TV. Quite an experience.
  • I spent February-December working for Mozilla on the Boot2Gecko/Firefox OS project. Lots of interesting experiences and a great team.
  • In November I built QtzWeb, the first Quartz Composer implementation not by Apple, compiling it to JS WebGL. I released the first demo using it at Kindergarden, and dropped the source on Github recently.

This Year

  • As always, I have something new and interesting brewing, which I'll be showing off in the next few months.
  • I have an upcoming series of posts on getting into security, of which you can read a preview.
  • I started work at Accuvant LABS, where I'm a Senior Security Consultant.
  • I'm going to be splitting my time between the middle of nowhere in Connecticut, and Barcelona, starting in April.
  • QtzWeb -- the previously mentioned project -- is getting a web-based editor to cut Quartz Composer out of the picture entirely. This has a lot of potential for interactive 3d content on the web.

I'll be posting some more in-depth blog posts soon, but in the meantime have a happy 2013, and thanks to everyone for their support over the last year!

Happy Hacking,
- Cody Brocious (Daeken)