It’s the start of a New Year and DCG 201 wants to highlight these amazing events, one in-person located in our region and one entirely online, to start it out with a bang!





R 2021–11–15





The most powerful magic of all is the power of language.

Perhaps you are still becoming aware of yourself as a magician. Perhaps you can already code, but don’t feel connected to the vibrating silicon enchanting your every keypress when you inscribe your intentions as spell-craft into your computer. Perhaps you don’t yet know how to write the proper incantations, but already feel strangely drawn to the arcane sigils and symbols animating the metal and electric fires in your machine.

We are witches, wizards, and techno-sorceresses. The shape shifters, the body-changers, the tele-mindful whose technology is humanity and connection itself. We were the original programmers, the first hackers. And now, we are returning.


January 15, 2022 @ Wonderville

1186 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

9pm — 2am

~ this venue is accessible

~ this venue has gender-neutral restrooms

# dressing up is encouraged but not required


~ music performance by DJ Niyah West (XOXA)

~ visuals & livecoding by Char Stiles (Livecode.NYC)

~ indie arcade cabinets by Death By Audio

~ hacking demos & education by Tech Learning Collective

~ augmented reality cybersecurity game by Shift-CTRL Space

Advance cover:

$15.00 — str8t cismen

$10.00 — queers and femmes

At the door:

$20.00 — str8t cismen

$15.00 — queers and femmes


* Hex90 is an inclusive event.

* Door staff is instructed to respect your self-identification.



This is an intentionally queer space. Consent and respect are not optional! Anyone acting shitty will be removed immediately without a refund. No amount of racism, queerphobia, transphobia, or sexism will be tolerated. This event is a celebration of queer hacking for queer hackers, not for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, brogrammers, or BitCoin bros. Don’t piss off the hackers. ;)




Code Of Conduct:

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PancakesCon is a pop-up hacking / cybersecurity conference that will be conducted all day on 1/16/2022 (US Central Time). This conference is 100% virtual, not for profit and free to stream.

All PancakesCon talks consist of two parts: A brief talk about any cybersecurity topic targeted at junior professionals / students, and a brief talk about something which is not IT-related. The non-IT topics can cover anything from hobbies to fitness, cooking to music.

The 2022 conference is organized by Lesley Carhart (hacks4pancakes), Angela (MegatronAL), Ray Redacted, Tom Williams (ginger_hax), and Corinne (grenlith), supported by a large crew of talented and slightly frantic AV, logistics, and village volunteers.

The CFP Review Board consists of Lesley Carhart, Bryson Bort, Emily Gladstone Cole, Grenlith, Ray Redacted, and Tom Williams.


PancakesCon will be hosting several Villages this year. Check back soon for more details.

Resume and Interview Village Want an experienced infosec hiring manager to review your resume, and provide mentorship, critiques, and suggestions live for 30 minutes? Advance sign up is now closed, but see village-resumereview2022 in Slack for details on walk-ins.

Hardware Hacking VillageFrom 9:45AM to 5:00PM, hardware hacking village volunteers will demo hardware hacking basics and answer questions via the village-hardwarehacking2022 Slack channel.

09:45 AM — Welcoming remarks and first Through Hole Soldering Class/Demo with @Blenster11:00 AM —
1:00 PM — Arduino 102 dice simulator @TechGirlMN
2:00 PM — How to use a Multimeter and oscilloscope @Blenster
3:00 PM — How to get started in 3D printing @CommieGIR
5:00 PM — Resistors, Capacitors and electronic components w/ @ednas
6:00 PM — Closing Remarks @Blenster

AI VillageThe DEF CON AI Village will be at PancakesCon doing intro to machine learning and adversarial machine learning tutorials and answering questions throughout the day! (Live Intro to ML at 11am-12:30pm Central led by Gavin Klondike, Materials and AI Villagers will be available to answer questions for those who prefer asynchronous. Live Counterfit/Adversarial Machine Learning Tutorial 2:30–3:30pm Central time led by Erick Galinkin, Materials and AI Villagers will be available after the live session for those who prefer asynchronous) Security for AI and AI for Security topics will be discussed in the village-ai2022 Slack channel throughout the day.

Car Hacking VillageMintynet of CHV-UK will have PD0 ‘Car in a box’ available for people to remotely access real car hardware to have a go at Car Hacking. The hardware will be available from 0900 to 1700 Central (1500 to 2300 GMT).. Details to follow. Follow the village-carhacking2022 Slack channel to participate!

Capture The Flag (CTF)Tabitha Sable and Ryan Castellucci will be offering a jeopardy-style CTF with networks to enumerate, boxes to root, and other surprises. The game will run from 9:45AM to 6:00PM, and teamwork is highly encouraged. Details about how to register and participate will be shared closer to the conference, so start collecting your teammates now. Props to Equinix Metal for hosting services. Join the ctf2022 Slack channel to participate!




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