DEFCON 201 Meet Up — September 2019 — Hak2Skool

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Date: September 20th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)



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Welcome to the September 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

The Summer (and heatwaves) are finally over! Children are bringing their rented laptops in their Fortnite-branded backpacks to school and Adults are guzzling down endless gamer fuel next to the snoring dorm mates to get papers done for the upcoming semester.

We at DEFCON 201 want to keep this spirit of learning by trying and hacking including talking about our experience at the Application Security Training run by the SecureCodeWarrior & ISC NJ Local Chapters a day before.

Plus some awesome announcements for the end of 2019 and beyond!

About Our Venue:

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We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at

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 — 7:40pm
Meet & Greet
8:00pm — 8:05pm
DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements— GI Jack
8:05pm — 8:30pm
Making Diversity A Reality: Lessons Learned from Hypatia Software Organization — Dr. Brian Callahan
8:30pm — 8:35pm
Curing LISP with Stutter— sirocyl
8:35pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play — Sidepocket

Pre-InCTF 2019 Prep Time — GI Jack


DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements

:..>The Co-Founders and some of it’s active attendees have been working on many awesome things. Here are some of them for the end of this year, 2019 and beyond!

:.> 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:

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:

Making Diversity a Reality: Lessons Learned from Hypatia Software Organization

:..>Diversity in the tech sector has been an important social facet, particularly visible in the last few years. This talk documents the efforts of one particular diversity in tech group, Hypatia Software Organization, Inc., and its work to normalize the trans experience in the tech sector. We will discuss its beginnings and history, current efforts, and how it has grown from the brainchild of a single person into a large and positive force. We will talk about its flagship peer mentoring program. We will also talk about how Hypatia’s efforts are both similar and different from other diversity initiatives. We will end with a discussion of what the future of diversity initiatives, how Hypatia fits in, and how you can fit in.

:..>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.

Curing LISP with Stutter

:..>Stutter is a stack-oriented LISP-alike program notation language with homo-iconic, declarative, passive program structure that works on stack frames at it’s base. This briefing will overview this language project and how it will impact LISP forever.

:.>Bio: sirocyl — is a DEFCON 201 alumni and is the founder of the FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community.


Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport

:..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play

:..>We have a new cardboard engineering construction for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, shareable VR, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play VR games and experiences! When finished, we will take turns blasting through an alien invasion, test your skills at competitive hippo feeding, and go wherever else our imagination takes us!

Pre-InCTF 2019 Prep Time

:..>InCTF is India’s First Online Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Contest hosted by @teambi0s and @AmritaEDU. They have received a perfect rating on @CTFtime for the past 2 years. This year they continue improving the quality of challenges, with some new additions such as browser and kernel exploitation. DEFCON 201 will be participating in the CTF as part of our Capture The Flag research. For those who want to join up and try out regardless if you’re a n00b or a CTF Junkie, we will prepare for the challenges ahead and have links and passwords to sign on our team. Registration is FREE and you can use any computer, anywhere with whatever tools you need to test out these challenges. At 10:00 PM EST (when our meet up ends) the InCTF 2019 CTF will begin and will run for 48 hours Get ready for some high quality challenges!

More information COMING SOON!


:..>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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