DEFCON 201 Meet Up — December 2018 — HoHoCon

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Date: December 21st, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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





“Cliff Stoll My K0DEZ!@$#!”

It’s the end of the year where we celebrate and be merry (and patching, tons of patching) so DEFCON 201 is throwing a fun event for the occasion. Hack the halls with bows of OpenBSD workshops, hot coco (and depending on the turnout a very large pizza), Super Smash Bros Ultimate, plus a look at DC 201’s future in 2019!

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

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Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
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Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
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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 — 8:00pm
Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party
8:00pm — 8:10pm
DEFCON 201: 2018 In Review & Onward Into 2019— Sidepocket
8:10pm — 9:00pm
OpenBSD and You— Dr. Brian Callahan
8:50pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


OpenBSD VM/Harddisk Install — Dr. Brian Callahan

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio


DEFCON 201: 2018 In Review & Onward Into 2019

:..>Another year has gone by and we are super close to our Two Year Anniversary in March! We will review our ups and downs in 2018 and the improvements, new projects and bold new ventures in 2019!

:.>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:

OpenBSD and You

:..>If you’ve ever used TCP/IP or vi (among many other foundational technologies), you have directly benefited from the work of *BSD, a series of Unix projects that have continued unabated since 1976. If you have used OpenSSH, LibreSSL, tmux, or sudo (among many others), you have directly benefited from the work specifically of OpenBSD, one of the current branches of BSD Unix. In this talk, we will discuss how OpenBSD fits into your daily lives, how and why it’s here to stay, some of the more well-known technical specialties of OpenBSD, and dive into some fun surprises. If you have any preconceived notions of OpenBSD, be prepared to have them smashed! (or totally reinforced, depending :) ).

:.>Bio: Brian has been an OpenBSD developer since early 2013. He mostly focuses on third-party ports and packages but also has interest in a few userland tools and exotic hardware support, and is especially committed to teaching new potential developers. He is an admin for the New York City *BSD User Group and one of the administrators of, the free OpenBSD shell provider. When not working on OpenBSD, he is a classically trained bassoonist who still regularly performs.

Brian grew up in Central NJ but managed to escape to upstate NY. He is a Professor in the IT & Web Science program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.


OpenBSD VM and/or Bare-Metal Installs

:..>If you are interested in exploring the OpenBSD *BSD operating system platform, our speaker Dr. Brian Callahan will assist in doing Virtual Machine and/or Bare-Metal Installs on the machine of your choice and give you a tour of the operating system.

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop or device that can handle a *BSD install with a recommended 8 gigabytes or more memory storage space. If installing to a Virtual Machine, any of the common popular VM’s(qemu, virtualbox, etc.) will work. If installing to the hard drive or external memory, any x86 machine is will work(though an Intel GPU variant is preferred).


:..>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.


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

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