DEFCON 201 Meet Up — February 2018 — I Love You Until Melissa’s Heart Bleeds

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Date: February 16th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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



Joind.In: TBA


Two days after Valentines “Sit-At-Home-And-Debug-Your-Partner-You-Built-With-Power-Tools” Day, the next DEFCON 201 Meet Up has arrived!

We will also have some HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS for upcoming events in DEFCON 201! Stay tuned to this Medium Blog and our website for further information or get a sneak peek at the early announcements at our meet up!

7:00pm — 8:00pm
Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party
8:00pm — 8:05pm
DEFCON 201 Agenda + Huge Announcements Sneak Peak — Sidepocket
8:10pm — 8:25pm
Manipulating Data with JSON and Lua — Yuri Astrakhan
8:25pm — 8:40pm
There’s a ZIP File in My NES Cartridge — Vi Grey
8:40pm — 9:00pm
Famicom and 8-bit Music Techniques— sirocyl
9:00pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


DEFCON 201 CTF — GI Jack

DEFCON 201 Badge for DEFCON 26 — Sidepocket

FamiCompose Music With FamiTracker — Tyler


Welcome to

:..>Welcome to the Headquarters in Hoboken! A few words from us…

:..>Bio: My name is Mark Shasha, a Pentester by trade, and a Sysadmin by nature. I wear the badge of Penetration Tester with pride, focusing my efforts on Web Application Penetration Testing, as well as network, wireless security and social engineering attacks. Red team only (jk).

Currently working as a Security Engineer at

DEFCON 201 Agenda + Huge Announcements Sneak Peak

:..> We hope you are sitting down for this one. Hint: We are going to need Volunteers. Apply at INFO<at> DEFCON201 (dot) org

:.>Bio: TBA

Manipulating Data with JSON and Lua


:..>Bio: Yuri Astrakhan is a member of the Wikipedia Foundation and is heavily involved with Wikidata. For more information, visit his User Wiki Page:

There’s a ZIP File in My NES Cartridge

:..> What if you could pass secret information to someone by giving them a working NES cartridge that, when converted to an NES ROM file, also happens to be a fully functioning ZIP file? In this talk, we will go over how such a thing is possible. Expanding on the Chiptune Workshop sirocyl is hosting, a special DEFCON 201 NES ROM that is also a ZIP file will be made by the end of the night that uses music you create!

:.>Bio: Vi Grey is a technology researcher, software engineer, and web developer with an affinity for learning interesting things and solving difficult problems. You can find out more about him at:

Famicom and 8-bit Music Techniques

:..> Curious about how 8-bit music is made? Here we will play a selection of bleeps and bloops, and show you some neat basic, as well as advanced, techniques. We will be covering the NES/Famicom, with its expansion chips; SID, and a touch on FM synthesizers. Following this, you can join us at a workshop where you can make your own chiptunes using the FamiTracker program! Stay a while, and listen♪

:.>Bio: sirocyl— founder of the FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community, will be hosting this workshop and introduction to the world of 8-bit music.



:..>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!

FamiCompose! Make Chiptune Music With FamiTracker

:..>Ever wanted to make true-to-life 8-bit music? Interested in tracker format music? Join us as we walk you through the essentials of making music on authentic ’80s gaming hardware — the NES! (Or, Famicom, as it’s known in Japan.) Composition and tracker-music experience a plus, but not a requirement — all are welcome! (TBA: We will play selected compositions on real NES hardware!)

:..>What To Bring: You may bring a computer running Windows XP SP3 or newer. (TBA: Lender laptops may be provided, but if we run short, feel free to pair up and look on with a partner or neighbor.) WINE is not supported, I’m sorry; use a VM if it bothers you.


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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