• 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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    :..>Bio: TBA

    .::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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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — March 2018 — One Year Later

    03/16/2018 at 20:04 0 comments

    Date: March 16th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: MakerBar (38 Jackson St. 3rd Floor, Hoboken, NJ)

    Facebook: TBA

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/MakerBar/events/dthcknyxfbvb/

    Medium: https://medium.com/@defcon201/defcon-201-meet-up-march-2018-one-year-later-4c3f86b7b3f4

    We still can’t believe it has been one year since we started but here we are. Isn’t aging fun?

    After the success with our March 10th event, we are going FULL OUT on our One Year Anniversary. We are bringing the big 47 inch TV with video games and movies, music, food and drink (booze and non-booze, you are also welcome to bring your own), board and card games, and more! Wrapping all this up with a lightning talk and workshop that is so 1337 we can’t think of a better way to recap this milestone.

    We want to thank everyone who has attend our meetings now and in the past and we are excited to see you again of our future events. To celebrate this, both during the Meet & Greet and the Open Workshop we will be in process of filming the DEFCON 201 About Us video. We will have Permission Agreements to sign for those who want to be on camera to interview and we will respect anyone’s privacy for those who do not want to be a part of this.   .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 7:45pm  Meet & Greet & DEFCON 201 One Year Anniversary Party 7:45pm — 8:00pm  DEFCON 201 Year In Review and Future— Sidepocket & GI Jack 8:00pm — 9:00pm  Writing a Remote Code Execution Exploit — Sean 9:00pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects & DEFCON 201 One Year Anniversary Party 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.   DYI Remote Code Execution Exploit — Sean

    DEFCON 201 CTF — GI Jack

    DEFCON 201 Badge for DEFCON 26 — Sidepocket

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    DEFCON 201 Year in Review and Future

    :..> Rebooted on March 17th 2017, we can’t believe we manage to survive and grow one year later. Our Co-Founders would like to go over our first year. It’s success, it’s failures, it’s improvements and where we hope to take it in 2018 and beyond. Topics will include Code of Conduct, Membership, The Circle of HOPE, DEFCON 26, upcoming special meet ups, ect. This will be a roundtable for all in attendence so your imput and critiques will be really valueable.

    :.>Bios: Sidepocket is an awful human being that for some reason people listen to. A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, he 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/

    Writing A Remote Code Execution Exploit

    :..>This will be an interactive class that goes over the basic knowledge necessary to compromise a vulnerable web server. We step through the web server code to reveal where a vulnerability exists. Then, we will write code that exploits the vulnerability and pop a shell into the web server.

    The presenter will explain things at a high level as much as possible. However, this class will be geared towards an audience with programming experience, especially for the interactive portion.

    The last 15 Minutes will be used for Q&A so bring a sharp tongue and the hacker mentality.

    :..>Bio: Sean — TBA

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    DYI Remote Code Execution Exploit

    :..>In this open workshop continuing from the main talk, we will write code that exploits the vulnerability and pop a shell into the web server....

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