DEFCON 201 Online Meet Up — April 2020 — Compile Farm

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Date: April 17th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM EST — ????

Location: ONLINE (SEE BELOW)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/269564884/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2723827517743373/

Write.As [TOR]: https://writeas7pm7rcdqg.onion/defcon201/defcon-201-online-meet-up-april-2020-compile-farm

Hackaday: TBA

::DEFCON 201 — CODE OF CONDUCT::

::DEFCON 201 — CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE & INFORMATION::

Welcome to the April 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

How’s isolation going? After a successful first ever live stream last month, due to us having no choice but to stay inside to NOT catch the worst thing since Stuxnet, we are doing yet another online interactive live-stream! This time, we have made things more easier, interactive and less technically buggy than our previous stream! Come out as we have a farm themed, environmentally friendly meet up online to remind us of where our app-ordered groceries come from and a reminder what all that green stuff growing out of the ground looks like in the mysterious realm known as outside! Oh, and live-streaming us trying to hack a CTF all weekend.

For those catching us on Twitch, DEFCON 201 will be using Tiltify to raise funds for Fred Hutch, one of the top ten biomedical research institutions that has reacted with unprecedented speed and cooperation to curb the threat of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. They are using the coronavirus DNA crowd-sourced from scientists around the world, experts at Fred Hutch and the University of Basel in Switzerland are tracking how the virus is changing as it moves through people and countries. They’re sharing their data on their open source platform, Nextstrain.org and scientists and public health officials around the world are using it to monitor the pandemic and slow the spread of infection. This is part of our efforts as hackers to fight the devastation caused by COVID-19!

Live Streams:

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

EMAIL US TO INQUIRE FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING LINK!

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:

INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

.::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::.

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD (EST)
6:20pm — 7:00pm
PRE-MEETING HACKER EDUTAINMENT
7:00pm — 7:05pm
DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct — GI Jack, Sidepocket
7:05pm — 7:15pm
Empowering a New Local Food System in Urban Environments — Mary Wetherill & Electra Jarvis
7:15pm — 7:25pm
Printing Green: An Ecological Cryptocurrency Future — BitGreen Foundation
7:25pm — 7:30pm
About Rural Tech Fund — Chris Sanders
7:30pm — ?????
Open Workshops Projects + Drinking + Games

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DC201 Hacker Show & Tell — Everyone

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus (Team: 241960) — GI Jack, Everyone

PlaidCTF 2020 — Everyone

JackBox Party Pack 3 Online Games — Everyone

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

PRE-MEETING HACKER EDUTAINMENT

:..>To give time to make sure everyone is watching our Live Stream and logging into our Live Stream chat, DEFCON 201 will be showing various videos that relates to our meeting theme. Our Farming & Environmental themed hacker videos will include a look into the past with “A Voice for the Farm” from the AT&T Bell Labs Archive, a documentary from Motherboard about how farmers are Hacking Tractors and how a search engine called Ecosia.com is helping to plant trees when you search for porn and microprocessors.

DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct

:..>DEFCON 201 will start with various updates about our activities in early 2020, our post Corona Virus Pandemic measures and an overview of the Code of Conduct linked on our website.

Empowering a New Local Food System in Urban Environments

:..>Green Food Solutions is a company that sells, installs, and maintains urban farms and gardens using vertical hydroponic technology. We offer the free Planning and Design of your Tower farm or garden. We specialize in offering farms and gardens as an Amenity to residential and commercial buildings and provide the service to operate the farms for you. We provide local and international training and workforce development programs so that you are equipped to successfully operate the farm or garden yourself and empower the next generation of farmers. Mary and Electra of Green Food Solutions, will discuss how they are empowering a new local food system, and how you can grow food practically anywhere that has access to electricity and water. They will also give a live demo of their home growing Tower.

:..>Bios:

Mary Wetherill:
As the CEO and Co-founder of Green Food Solutions, Mary believes we need a new food local system. She is committed to empowering local food production in creative ways in urban landscapes in cities locally and globally. She is a lover of people and of life with a successful neuromuscular therapy practice for 17 years. Her education is in health, finance and business. As an author and public speaker, Mary is a woman passionate about making a difference in the area of urban resilience, food security, health and nutrition for all people.

Electra Jarvis:
Electra believes that our personal health is interconnected to our planet’s health, and you cannot heal one without the other. She believes that food is our medicine, however the current industrial food system is wreaking havoc on our earth. She has a masters from Pratt Institute in Sustainable Environmental Systems and has worked for several Ag Tech start-ups in NYC. As Co-Founder and Farming Director of Green Food Solutions, Electra empowers others to grow their own food and provides support to people planning on starting their own garden or farm.

Printing Green: An Ecological Cryptocurrency Future

:..>Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology hold tremendous potential for humanity, but Bitcoin and other proof-of-work currencies are incredibly wasteful, consuming huge amounts of energy and computer power when it comes to mining coins. Miners are economically incentivized to keep the network as slow and expensive as possible. In addition, becoming a miner in proof-of-work requires significant capital expenditures on specialized hardware, warehouse facilities, electricity bills, technicians, etc., providing a major barrier to entry. BitGreen (BITG) uses proof-of-stake, which secures the network using intuitive economic incentives, instead of wastefully burning through massive amounts of computing power. BitGreen can also be mined on just about any computer and consumes no more energy than a regular desktop application. In this talk, the BitGreen Foundation will go over their future goals on the BitGreen project to fund energy efficient tech activism, how their Proof Of Stake mining method differs from other cryptocurrencies and how to set up your own Master Node directly from the BitGreen Wallet to mine BitGreen on any hardware.

:.>Bio: Bio: The BitGreen Foundation is raising awareness for the advantages of proof-of-stake and other sustainable forms of network consensus. The BitGreen cryptocurrency is a transactional, daily-use currency designed to provide a scalable and sustainable alternative to Bitcoin.

About Rural Tech Fund

:..>Rural students, even those with excellent grades, often have fewer opportunities for exposure to technology than their urban or suburban counterparts. For rural communities to remain economically viable and appealing as a home to new industry, technology-based or not, these communities need to fully understand the potential that technology can provide, and encourage growth of those skills in local youth. The Rural Technology Fund (RTF) recognizes the very real “digital divide” between rural and non-rural areas. We seek to lower barriers to rural students and ensure that they have an easier road to technology-based careers. In this quick video, we will explain our mission; providing real live examples on how our programs have helped rual and low income communities from Kentucky to New Jersey and how YOU as a hacker can help close this digital divide.

:..>Bio: Chris Sanders is a Kentucky native with an unbridled passion for using technology to help people in need. Chris has devoted a great deal of time and effort to technology-centered community service. This includes the development of a software package for use in student-operated banks and the creation of a technology resource portal for special education teachers and students. These projects have earned awards and recognition, including the Kentucky State Media Association Student Technology Award and the Crowe Chizek Award for Innovation and Excellence. Professionally, Chris is the leader of a team at Mandiant, a division of FireEye, that is tasked with building detection based on security intelligence data.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DEFCON 201 Hacker Show & Tell

:..>DEFCON 201 members will be given the section immediately after the Lightning Talks to show off the various projects that they have been working on. We have had heads up on some awesome stuff being worked on that will be showing up for the very first time so you don’t want to miss this on live-stream!

:..>What You’ll Need: If you want to get in on the action, just bring any hardware or software program you are working on. For hardware, make sure you have a camera with decent resolution. For software, make sure your screen sharing function is working. For interaction, make sure you have your microphone on your computer or headset in working order.

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus

:..>Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. Currently F@h is simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. We want to contribute and you can help! Join the DEFCON 201 Folding@Home Team: 241960

:..>What You’ll Need: Download and run Folding@home for Windows/Mac/Linux, ideally on your highest performance system with a GPU and join our F@h Team 241960: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

PlaidCTF 2020

:..>This Friday, starting on April 17th at 5:00 PM EST, we invite all DEFCON 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the PlaidCTF 2020! If you are new to Online CTF, we will help you get set up and walk you thorugh some of the challenges. Then you can log in anytime after to April 19th 5:00 PM EST to continue our CTF conquest! To learn more about the CTF, please follow this link: https://medium.com/@defcon201/defcon-201-online-ctf-practice-challenge-plaidctf-april-17th-april-19th-231cb4ac10e6?sk=1c5dcfa9c4ac99947450e9890f78f777

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop will do. Ideally you want to load it full of Information Security Red Team and Blue Team tools, look at Kali Linux, Parrot OS, Pentoo or Black Arch for ideas. To participate online, you will need a Discord Account and to join our Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/PGgPNEF

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Online Games

:..>During our live-stream, we will be offering to join us in various online games in Jackbox Party Pack 3! The threequel to the party game phenomenon features the deadly quiz show Trivia Murder Party, the say-anything sequel Quiplash 2, the surprising survey game Guesspionage, the t-shirt slugfest Tee K.O., and the sneaky trickster game Fakin’ It. Use your phones or tablets as controllers, and play with up to 8 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000!

:..>What To Bring: To join in the gameplay, simply use the web browser on your desktop or smartphone — no app needed! Head to JackBox.TV and enter the Room Code that will be displayed on the live-stream and repeated in the chatroom. If you get in, follow the instructions on the live-stream and phone!

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