DEFCON 201 — February 2019 — Black (Hat) History Month

Date: February 15th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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


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This month is Black History Month, a time of the year where we celebrate the innovations and creations from the African Diaspora. We at DEFCON 201 will celebrate this time by highlighting the various (ill-reported) exploits of technology American Americans have contributed to hacking over the years in addition to our usual shenanigans.

We are also going to have a BUSY March and will begin to solicit volunteers to assist in our future events including our Two Year Anniversary and the NJ Makers Day.

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. 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:


7:00pm — 8:30pm
Meet & Greet & Shmoocon Live Stream
8:30pm — 8:30pm
CTRL-BLACK-DELETE: The Hidden History of African Americans in Tech — Sidepocket
9:00pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects & Shmoocon Live Streaming
9:55pm — 10:00pm


NJ Makers Day Volunteer Recruitment — Sidepocket, GI Jack

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio


CTRL-BLACK-DELETE: The Hidden History of African Americans in Tech

:..>Ever since the beginning of our species, all societies have developed their own technology and hacking systems to survive. During Black History Month, this talk will be an overview of the many men and women who happen to be African American and their contributions to STEM. We will also go over why many of these major figures remain unknown and what we can do about teaching hacking history going forward.

:.>Bio: 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:


NJ Makers Day Recruitment

:..>NJ Makers Day will takeplace at the Liberty Science Center on March 22nd and 23rd. We are going to have a giant booth there as well as assist with the various operations of the con. If you have nothing to do on those days and want to earn cool swag, email us at info (AT) DEFCON201 [dot] ORG


:..>DEFCON 201 will expand into video media in late September. We will be launching various videos including an Introduction, Member Spotlights, Archived Lightning Talks, Tutorials, Directions and more on the DTube, Vimeo and YouTube Mirror platforms. We will also have downloadable copies on the DEFCON 201 NextCloud of select media for DEFCON 201 Members who want hard copies of videos. If you want to be in the Introduction, Member Spotlights or Archive Lighting Talks you can inquire into us about signing our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums and we will walk you through the process. Those who have not signed our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums during meetings will NOT be recorded in Video or Audio as per our policy. Furthermore, any instances of media recording photo/video/audio via DEFCON 201 Staff will be alerted to all president attendees beforehand prior to recording.




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