DEFCON 201 Meet Up — March 2019 — Two F&#%ing Years

Date: March 15th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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


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Two Years. Two F&#%ing Years!!! Two Years of crazy hacker experiments in New Jersey. Two years of being high on caffeine and two years of attending (and creating) conventions and meet ups. We still can’t believe it…

After years of New Jersey trying to host a DEFCON group and failing each time after only a few months, we are honored that you 1337-guys and gals kept this going for this long. We at DEFCON 201 would like to thank you for committing your time and energy to this institution and we plan on making it bigger and better into our third year.

Join us this meet up for a party fit for the terrible twos. Bring your own booze, drinks and snacks as we will bring our own. Cool freebies for all, the last batch of the DEFCON 201 Homebrew Beer, music, video games and many surprises in store!

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 — 8:00pm
Meet & Greet & DEFCON 201 Two Year Anniversary Party
8:00pm — 8:10pm
DEFCON 201 Year In Review — Sidepocket + GI Jack
8:10pm — 8:20pm
DEFCON 201 Zine— sirocyl
8:20pm — 8:30pm
$brew Open Source Beer: A Study Of Large Scale Projects — Sidepocket
8:30pm — 9:00pm
Whose Slide Is It Anyway? — DEFCON 201 Attendees
9:00pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


NJ Makers Day Volunteer Recruitment — Sidepocket, GI Jack

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio


$brew Open Source Beer — A Study of Large Scale Projects

:..>In Spring 2018, Firefox’s parent company Mozilla partnered with Portland, Oregon’s premier brewery, Widmer Brothers to make a beer. Widmer Brothers developed a recipe for called Open Sourcery, a 7 percent ABV, 70 IBU tropical IPA. And it’s completely open source on GitHub. DEFCON 201 took on this challenge and we brewed it ourselves with our own twist. This talk will go over how to brew your own beer, the triumphs and disasters of the process, how we created our own spin on it and how you can apply what we learned to your own project, alcohol related or not. After the presentation, participants of legal drinking age (21+) will be able to sample and enjoy the result of our literal homebrew.

:.>Bios: 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:

Whose Slide Is It Anyway?

:..>“Whose Slide Is It Anyway?”” is an unholy union of impov comedy, hacking and slide deck sado-masochism.

The How: Our team of slide monkeys (aka Sidepocket) will create 13 short slide-decks on whatever nonsense tickles our fancy this week. Slides are not exclusive to technology, they can and will be about anything. DEFCON 201 Attendees will take the stage and choose a random number corresponding to a specific slide deck. They will then improvise a five-minute lightning talk, becoming instant subject matter experts on whatever topic/stream of consciousness appears on the screen.

The Why: Whether you delight in the chaos of watching your fellow hackers squirm or would like to sacrifice yourself to the Demo Gods, it’s a night of schadenfreude for the whole family. It is also a great way to learn public speaking abilities and how to improv when presenting subject matter while dealing with a live audience.



:..>NJ Makers Day will take place 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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