DEFCON 201 Special Meet-Up — June 2019 — Be Gay, Hack Everything

Date: June 20th, Thursday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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



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Welcome to the a Special June 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

Hacking is incredibly gay. Very gay. Heck, the earliest hackers coded on machines who had rainbows as their logos is how gay things were even back then. So we are going to take out time a day before our usual meet up to honor and celebrate those hackers and tinkerers who just happen to be part of the LGBTQ+ community.

After we mingle and learn, we will go and party at our local club Six 26 to see if we can convert some frogs to our organization!

NOTE, we are still going to have the usual meet up the day after! A link will be posted here if you want to read details about that meet up: TBA

About our NEW venue:

This Venue and Meet Up is a LGBTQ+ Safe Space

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 — 8:00pm
Meet & Greet
8:00pm — 8:10pm
An Introduction to Queercon 16 — QueerCon NYC
8:10pm — 8:25pm
Queering up the Internet — Anna Lytical
8:25pm — 8:40pm
Talk TBA — TBA
8:40pm — 9:00pm
SESTA/FOSTA — Sidepocket & Violet
9:00pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack


An Introduction to Queercon 16

:..>Queercon started 10 years ago as a hacker party inside of the annual Defcon hacker conference. Over the decade Queercon has grown into the largest social network of LGBT hackers from around the world. This year, Queercon 16 will be hosted at the Alexis Park and connected to DEFCON 27 with various talks, activities and parties. Come hear what it’s about, what is new this year and see what creative hacks the LGBTQ+ Community has come up with!

:..> Bio: Queercon NYC is the New York City Metro Area Queercon chapter that support the community of LGBTQ+ hackers in the NYC metro area with social events and volunteer opportunities

Queering Up The Internet

:..>I combined my passions of drag and coding together to create tutorials teaching programming and computer science using references that relate and engage LGBTQ+ people. I’ll show some of the projects I’ve built, preview upcoming work and talk about why I think it’s important to make coding not just accessible but also fun and exciting.

:..>Bio: Anna Lytical is drag queen, engineer at Google and on a mission to teach the dolls how to code!



:.>Bio: TBA


:..>Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) are the U.S. Senate and House bills that as the FOSTA-SESTA package became law on April 11, 2018, passed the Senate with a vote of 97–2, with only senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul voting against it. They clarify the country’s sex trafficking law to make it illegal to knowingly assist, facilitate, or support sex trafficking, and amend the Section 230 safe harbors of the Communications Decency Act (which make online services immune from civil liability for the actions of their users) to exclude enforcement of federal or state sex trafficking laws from its immunity. While sounding pretty on paper, it has caused huge complications for online users such as increased internet surveillance, racial and gender discrimination, mass censorship , creating greater economic disparity between sex workers and ultimately empower criminals and corporations over independent providers. In this talk, Sidepocket and a special guest will go over what these laws are, what is going wrong and how people are fighting back against it.

:..>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:


Six 26 Afterparty

:..>The activities don’t end at 10:00 PM! After our normal meet up we will carry our hacks a few (walk-able) blocks to Six 26, a Lounge and Rooftop for the LGBTQ community! You must be 21+ to enter with ID. More info at:

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!


:..>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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