DEFCON 201 Meet Up — April 2018 — Better Late Than Never

Date: April 27th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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



Joind.In: TBA

Hackaday: TBA

It was DEFCON 201 even and all through the space, not a machine was sirring…except for that Rasberry Pi BBS case.

Yes we have been quite for awhile and after a month of news plans, scheduel changes and our own founders being sick due to bad bio-opsec we are doing a smaller last minute meeet up to close out April. Because hackers doing things down to the wire NEVER happens!

We have a ton of stuff to talk about for summer and we can’t wait to show them in a day or two! Also, thanks for our friends at the ARRL for HAMming it up this meeting!

7:00pm — 7:45pm
Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party
7:55pm — 8:00pm
DEFCON 201: Introduction and May Updates — Sidepocket & GI Jack
8:00pm — 8:30pm
From Morse Code to Microwaves: An Introduction to HAM Radio — Rob KA2PBT
8:30pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


DEFCON 201 CTF — GI Jack

DEFCON 201 Badge for DEFCON 26 — Sidepocket


DEFCON 201 Year in Review and Future

:..>We at DEFCON 201 are going to have a packed May 2018 that will continue into the rest of summer that includes the Circle of HOPE in New York City and DEFCON 26 in August. Get a sneak peak of our activities and how you can get involved!

:.>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:

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:

From Morse Code to Microwaves: An Introduction to HAM Radio


:..>Bio: ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. Find out more at



:..>We have been batting this idea back and forth for a long time and now we are ready to begin to set this in motion. In this Open Workshop, we are going to start the main pre-production on creating our own 201 CTF team. Things that will be decided on such as “what will the name be?”, “what equipment can we source to make our own practice drills and where do we source them?” and “what skill sets do we want to develop to grow the team?” will be brought up here. This will be an ongoing project that will be reoccurring for multiple DEFCON 201 meet ups that we hope to eventually spin into it’s own thing.

:..>What To Bring: A mind that is interested in joining a CTF to develop ones technical and teamwork skills and have fun doing it. If you have CTF and/or CTF closed network creation hardware examples please bring them with you!


:..> There has been a long tradition of DEFCON Groups creating their own badges to identify their members inside the convention. Since a portion of us would like to attend DEFCON in 2018, we want to start right away on the idea and execution for our badge.

:..>What To Bring: Design, hardware an programming skills Most importantly: awesome ideas that think outside the box!




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North East New Jersey DEFCON Group Chapter. Dirty Jersey Represent! We meet at Sub Culture once a month to hack on technology projects!