DEF CON Lucknow update
The DEF CON Groups program is designed to reflect the values of DEF CON, providing an open community for the discussion of technology and security topics. As such, we must all work together so that our actions build toward that goal.
However when anyone or any group abuses the trust of this community and negatively impacts the reputation of DEF CON we are all harmed. After significant discussions we have concluded with regret that DEF CON must revoke DEF CON Group Lucknow for attempting to commercialize based on the brand and community.
Since the beginning of the DEF CON Groups back in 2003 this is the first time we have had to take this action, and we genuinely hope it will be the last.
The Dark Tangent
HACKED by DEF CON and MR. ROBOT
Important reminder for everyone in the general vicinity of New York City this weekend: 'HACKED by DEF CON and MR. ROBOT' is happening at the TriBeCa Film Festival and you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Some of our famous DEF CON Villages (Lockpicking, Privacy, Hardware Hacking and BioHacking) will be on hand to share hands-on instruction, group presentations and even some fun contests.
Hosted by the team behind USA Network's breakout hit 'MR. ROBOT', there's an fSociety recruitment challenge. Test your hacking/social engineering/knowledge skills to see if you have the goods to join Elliot in fsociety.
There will also be panel discussions all three days:
Friday, 4/15 @8pm: Emergent Technologies: Hacking Innovation
Panelists: Joshua Carr, Sarah Grant, Tal Danino
Moderated by DEF CON
Saturday, 4/16 @7pm: Perception: The Art of Surveillance
Panelists: Alexis McGill Johnson, Lyric Cabral, Laura Poitras(TBC)
Moderated by DEF CON
Sunday, 4/17 @1pm: Living in a Post MR. ROBOT World
Panelists: Kor Adana, Writer and Cast Members of MR. ROBOT
Moderated by The Dark Tangent
All this is going down at Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street, and door open at noon. You can get more info and ticket details at https://tribecafilm.com/festival/defcon
Come check out all the DEF CON and MR. ROBOT goodness at the world-renowned TriBeCa Film Festival. Super-fun brain-embiggening times await.
They have some movies there too.
Reno's DC775 - Year of the Hack Video!
The Year of the Hack videos continue to roll in - this time Reno/Northern Nevada's own DC775. Nice work 775! Check out their entry and find the full rules on the contest page. We're waiting for yours!
Milwaukee's DC414 - Year of the Hack Video!
The Year of the Hack contest is officially underway, andDC414 is the first to get their video turned in. Check it out in the sidebar, and find the full rules on the contest page. Time to quit procrastinating and get your video together! It's on, people.
Top 5 DEF CON Groups of 2015!
We would like to take a moment to show some appreciation to some very active DEF CON groups! So without further ado here are the top 5 DEF CON Groups of 2015!
New Contest: Year of the Hack!
With the relaunch of DEF CON Groups we wanted to start a new kind of initiative, but in a recognizable format: we want to bring in the new year with a competition. This is the first competition of its kind. It's not a black badge competition but it will take a lot of work and determination to succeed, and the rewards are equally sweet.
Russr interviews Jayson Street!
Our DEF CON Groups Ambassador Jayson Street is interviewed for the blog by DEF CON bigwig and progenitor of the DEF CON Groups Russr (v3rtig0).
More Groups Added!
Thanks to everyone who has responded to our Groups Survey - we've updated the Calendar and Groups pages to reflect our current information. If you're a DCG POC that hasn't yet responded, please do! We want to feature you here.
Groups Portal Updated!
We're posting the updated information from the Groups Survey as it comes in to us - check out the Groups portal page for contact info, meeting times and locations and URLs for the first round of responding groups!
DT Interviews DCGroups Chief Jayson E. Street at DC23!
Welcome from The Dark Tangent!
I am proud to unveil the launch of the new DEF CON Groups website, defcongroups.org!defcongroups.org
To help make this happen Jayson E. Street, the unofficial DEF CON ambassador for the last 15 years, will now take on an official role as the new DEF CON Groups coordinator. Jayson has been active in the DEF CON community for years, and he embodies a spirit of openness and energy that I am looking for to take the DEF CON Groups to a new level.
Jayson has assembled a team to help make this happen. @ioCassie, @tottenkoph, @KentNabors, and @Sara_Kantor have all volunteered their time and responded ten-fold in their efforts to make this community happen. They have a lot of work ahead of them yet to even begin. With the community's help they're going build the road to benevolent world domination that was set in motion back at DEF CON 2001 by Speed Russr when he came up with the idea for the DCG.
the Dark Tangent
Welcome to the new home for the DEF CON Groups! A global community of hackers, thinkers, makers and others bent on being part of the elegant chaos they want to see in the world.
This is not just a website but a portal, a framework, a foundation if you will for all to come together to not just be a part of a local group but for all of us connect with each other and form a worldwide network of groups.
So contribute to this site! For it depends on your involvement! No matter how strong the foundation is. It is nothing if we don’t bother to build on it!