• DEFCON 201 Meet Up — October 2018 — Hacktoberfest 2.0 Brew Ha Ha

    10/07/2018 at 14:07 0 comments


    Date: October 19th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: WHEALTH Cafe (615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/273536513273652/

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/255003819/

    Joind.In: TBA

    Hackaday: TBA

    NOTE: All info posted here is TBD. We will have the final version a week before the event.

    We had three conflicting themes for this upcoming meeting. On one hand, it’s Octoberfest and a lot of hackers love beer. On the other hand, it’s Hacktoberfest and a lot of hackers love improving code. Then you add in Halloween where we get to dress as a Prostitute Apple Newton and act like an ass-hat. So we decided…why not all three?

    Please join us for a stuffed to the brim meet up with activities such as drinking our first ever DEFCON 201 Homebrew beer, doing git pulls for FREE T-Shirts, work on your Halloween outfit and more!

    About our meet-up location WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City:

    Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Overhead Map of WHEALTH & CO Cafe in relation to the Journal Square PATH & Bus Station

    Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accessibility, coffee and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community we invite everyone to join us in welcoming our new venue and house breaking it in (but not breaking the house). BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

    Again, if you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 8:00pm  Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party 8:00pm — 8:20pm  $brew Open Source Beer: A Study Of Large Scale Projects— Sidepocket 8:20pm — 8:50pm  TBA — TBA 8:50pm — 9:00pm  Intro to Hacktoberfest & Open Source Show and Tell — Sidepocket, GI Jack 9:00pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    Hacktoberfest — GI_Jack, Sidepocket

    DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

    Halloween Costume Craftathon — Sidepocket

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    $brew Open Source Beer — A Study of Large Scale Projects

    :..>In Spring 2018, Firefox’s parent company Mozilla partnered with Portland, Oregon’s premier brewery, Widmer Brothers to make a beer. Widmer Brothers developed a recipe for called Open Sourcery, a 7 percent ABV, 70 IBU tropical IPA. And it’s completely open source on GitHub. DEFCON 201 took on this challenge and we brewed it ourselves with our own twist. This talk will go over how to brew your own beer, the triumphs and disasters of the process, how we created our own spin on it and how you can apply what we learned to your own project, alcohol related or not. After the presentation, participants of legal drinking age (21+) will be able to sample and enjoy the result of our literal homebrew.

    :.>Bios: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket is constantly wanting to help people to get better at whatever they want to do and learn. He also has a history with NYC 2600, Radio Statler at Hackers on Planet Earth, Phone Losers of America, Museum of Urban Reclaim Spaces and The Yes Men. Find out more about DEFCON 201 at: http://www.defcon201.org

    TBA TALK(S)

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    Intro To Hacktoberfest & Open Source Show & Tell

    :..>Hacktober fest in upon us! Join the DEFCON 201 Founders as they explain what Hacktoberfest is and how to participate. We will also open up the floor for show and tell...

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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — June 2018 — Sharing The WHEALTH

    06/13/2018 at 22:51 0 comments

    Date: June 15th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: WHEALTH Cafe (615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/219689521972257/

    Meet-Up: TBA

    Joind.In: TBA

    Hackaday: TBA

    DEFCON 201 makes it triumphant(?) return to our regular scheduel program as we arrive at our new home at the WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City!

    Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Overhead Map of WHEALTH & CO Cafe in relation to the Journal Square PATH & Bus Station

    Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accibility, coffee and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community we invite everyone to join us in welcoming our new venue and house breaking it in (but not breaking the house). BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

    We also have great annoucements of upcoming projects and our activities for The Circle of HOPE in July.

    Again, if you like to do a talk at our meet ups our colaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 7:52pm  Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party 7:52pm — 8:00pm  DEFCON 201: Introduction and Circle of HOPE Annoucements — Sidepocket & GI Jack 8:00pm — 8:50pm  TBA — ANONYMOUS 8:50pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    DEFCON 201 Open Street Maps — Sidepocket

    DEFCON 201 CTF — GI Jack

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    DEFCON 201: Introduction and Circle of HOPE Annoucements

    :..>DEFCON 201 welcomes you to our NEW HOME at WHEALTH Cafe in Journal Square. In this new space, we are going to reintroduce people to what our group is about and be one of the first to hear our detailed plans for Circle of HOPE taking place July 20th to the 22th before being posted online that very same day!

    :.>Bios: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket is constantly wanting to help people to get better at whatever they want to do and learn. He also has a history with NYC 2600, Radio Statler at Hackers on Planet Earth, Phone Losers of America, Museum of Urban Reclaim Spaces and The Yes Men. Find out more about DEFCON 201 at: http://www.defcon201.org

    GI Jack is one of the Co-Founders of DEFCON 201. He might have seen a Ninja that had built their own hacker variant of Arch Linux known as Ninja OS. You might be able to also find this ninja at: https://ninjaos.org/

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    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    DEFCON 201 Open Street Maps Project

    :..>The DEFCON 201 Open Street Maps (OSM) Project is an hosted instance of Open Street Maps that will be a living map of all resources that hackers can use in the 201 Area. This includes working payphones, public power plugs, Bitcoin ATM Machines, free Wi-Fi access points, hackerspaces, security cameras, halfway houses, cyber cafes and more. Think of it as an open source Motorist Green Book for hackers.

    Workshop attendees will get familiar with basic cartography and map editors like iD, JSOM and GNOME Maps to edit on hand GPS and location data. They will then add previously recorded data into our first instance of Open Street Maps to build this project.

    WEATHER PERMITTING we will also have two groups of four people (min) to get off their buts and go on a mapping adventure! Folks will have their phones loaded with OsmAnd (Android & iOS) and optionally OSM Contributor Mapping Tool (Android) or Go Map!! (iOS) with one group in Hoboken (on foot) and one in Jersey City (dropped off and picked up via car) on foot to explore a selective area for GPS and visual data with the primary target being pay phones. Mapathon...

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  • Hacker Happenings: Zaniac Learning Kids Hackathon in Jersey City on May 5th

    05/03/2018 at 00:01 0 comments


    Date: May 5th, Saturday

    Time: 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

    Location: Zaniac Learning (125 First Street Jersey City, New Jersey 07302)

    Event Website: https://www.zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity/calendar/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/944348379057246/

    Medium: TBA

    DEFCON 201 is excited to be supporting the first ever KIDS HACKATHON in Jersery City by Zaniac Learning!

    We are delighted to bring the STEM Masters at Andy’s Tech Garage to help spark kids imaginations right before they enter the hackathon contest.

    Our Co-Founder, Sidepocket, and possibly other DEFCON 201 Members will be on site at the event to capture the fruits of invention throught the day to social media in additon to educatiating parents on safe online practices for themselves and their children.

    ::ABOUT THE ZANIAC LEARNING KIDS HACKATHON:

    Zaniac Jersey City is hosting its very first Kids Hackathon!

    What is a Kids Hackathon exactly?

    It’s an event where we will group children together by age and skill level, and present them with a “problem” to be solved. They will be able to utilize the resources provided to them at the Zaniac site. This can be anything from a Mac computer, to a circuit board, and even a robot or 3D Printer!

    At the end of the Hackathon, the kids will present their work and a winner will be selected (prize included!).

    We hope to empower kids to change the world…one hack at a time.

     Children will be grouped as follows:

    Grades 1–3

    Grades 3–5

    Grades 5–8 

    Things To Know:

    Price: $20

    Pizza & Snacks will be provided!

    Registration is required, space is limited!

    Please be prompt as the kids will need the full amount of time to learn the systems and solve the problem.

    ::ABOUT DEFCON 201::

    DEFCON 201 is the North New Jersey sub-chapter of DEFCON GROUPS (www.defcongroups.org) that spun from the DEFCON (www.defcon.org) convention that is the largest computer security hacker convention in the USA. We are a hardware and software hobbyist open workshop group that meets in Hoboken NJ every third Friday of the month.

    Our mission is to help people learn new things, meet new people, mentor others in areas you may be strong in and provide some cohesion within the hacker culture in the general New Jersey area. We facillitate this through project collaborations, group gatherings, and group activities that will best serve our community and the world.

    For more details you can check out our website at: https://www.defcon201.org

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