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  • Location: Hoboken, New Jersey USA
  • Point of Contact: sidepocket
  • POC Email: info@defcon201.org
  • Website: https://defcon201.org
  • DC201 Meets:MakerBar (38 Jackson St 3rd floor Hoboken, NJ)
  • Description: Our mission at DEFCON 201 is to help you learn new things, meet new people, mentor others in areas you may be strong in, and provide some cohesion within the hacker culture and it's members in the general New Jersey area.
  • Interests: Our space, MakerBar, has a ton of equipment from lock picking, wood etching to car repair. We are working on bringing WiFi functions to our space and we are also focus on helping to bring technology to low income people of all backgrounds. We also interact with the local Drone fan clubs.
  • Location: Redmond, Washington USA
  • Point of Contact: Dave Null
  • POC Email: dave.null@internet-detectives.com
  • Website: http://www.blacklodgeresearch.com
  • DC206 Meets: Third Sundays and every Thursday night
  • Description: We're really mature for our age.
  • Location: Portland, Maine USA
  • Point of Contact: d3dl0ck
  • POC Email: D3dl0ck@dc207.org
  • Website: http://www.dc207.org
  • DC207 Meets: Third Saturday of each month, 4pm @ Open Bench Portland
  • Description: Neighborly get together to discuss any technology that may be of interest.
    No agenda and everyone of all ages and skill are welcome.
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Point of Contact: Syntax
  • POC Email: syntax@dc210.org
  • Website: http://www.dc210.org
  • DC210 Meets: We are currently meeting at Snopioca located at 6423 Babcock Rd #104.3rd Thurs of the month 7pm. Location has Free wifi, late hours, Taiwanese ice cream and electrical outlets at some tables.
  • Description: The DC210 started in July 2003. The original founder was Octalpussy. Current “POC” Point of Contact is Syntax (we are looking for additional members to help in organizing some events)
  • Location: Dallas, Texas USA
  • Point of Contact: isac
  • POC Email: 00iissaacc00@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: MadHat
  • Backup POC Email: madhat@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.dc214.org
  • DC214 Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm
  • Description: DC214 is a gathering point for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology. Our meetings will be open to anyone and everyone regardless of their skill, age, job, gender, etc. This is a forum to discuss technology with like minded folks. DC214 is designed to help you learn new things, and if you think you are up for it maybe you can teach us a thing or two.
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
  • Point of Contact: Clay Wells
  • POC Email: Clayball@dc215.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Brian Jopling
  • Backup POC Email: brj424@dc215.org
  • Website: http://dc215.org
  • DC215 Meets: 3-4 meetings a year. Locations vary - see website.
  • Description: DC215 is a DEF CON group focused on community, education, mentoring and bringing the hacker and InfoSec community in the Philadelphia area together. It is a gathering that will feature presentations, workshops, CTFs, and anything else in which the community is interested. The group is community-driven, and allows its members to be active so they can learn or teach about a subject they are passionate about. DC215 also supports the already-existing security-related and technology-focused groups, and we encourage members of all groups to collaborate and share knowledge. We are Philly InfoSec strong together!
  • Location: Urbana, Illinois USA
  • Point of Contact: bigezy
  • POC Email: bigezy@dc217.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: saint
  • Backup POC Email: info@dc217.com
  • Website: www.dc217.org
  • DC214 Meets: 3rd Saturday of the month, 3pm at The Urbana Free Library
  • Description: We are focusing on outreach to the community, project sharing, event planning for dc217 during defcon, and mutual learning.
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Lousiana USA
  • Point of Contact: s0ups
  • POC Email: s0ups@defcon.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Waldo
  • Backup POC Email: holtzilla@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.defcon225.org
  • DC225 Meets: Meeting times vary
  • Description: We hack things, drink things and talk about things.
  • Location: Tacoma, Washington USA
  • Point of Contact: 3mu|0r
  • POC Email: dc253@protonmail.org
  • Website: http://dc253.org
  • DC253 Meets: Last Friday of each month. Location and time announced on twitter (@DCGroup253) and discord.
  • Description: Founded in 2018 to bring together tacoma area hackers. Our monthly meetings do not have a specific agenda as all things Defcon are on the table. All ages and skill levels are welcome. You don’t have to wait for a meeting to get in touch!
  • Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan USA
  • Point of Contact: Stephen Green
  • POC Email: dc269.contact@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC269 Meets: We meet at locally on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30-9. E-mail the contact information to get an invite for our slack channel. We announce the location for each meeting on slack.
  • Description: We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week, but all the decision of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more major ones.
  • Interests: Lock picking, hack the box, laws/regulations, tools like the pineapple, civilian involvement in events, and cons.
  • Location: Miami, Florida USA
  • Point of Contact: Richard Chance
  • POC Email: primary@dc305.co
  • Website: pending
  • DC305 Meets: Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the i2 Labs co-working space in downtown Miami. The facility has private and public meeting spaces and WiFi access. I2 Labs curates its co-working members to technology and cybersecurity related companies.
  • Description: The mission of DEFCON 305 is to provide opportunities for anyone interested in technology and both the purposeful and unintended application of it. We will welcome people of all ages and all skill levels to participate, dialog, collaborate, build, or create anything that galvanizes the imagination. We will also provide opportunities for learning through presentations, demos, and events.We run cybersecurity and coding bootcamps, and our cyber students get to spend 200 hours in a live Security Operations Center, (SOC). Oh, and the founder’s brother-in-law owns a local brewery. We get lots of beer!.
  • Location: Hollywood, California USA
  • Point of Contact: Tony Trummer
  • POC Email: tonytrummer@gmail.com
  • Website: defcon310.org
  • DC310 Meets: 1st Thursday of each month @ the Tinder Security Team office, 8833 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Check the website for scheduling changes or special events.
  • Description: Started in 2017, by members of the Tinder Security Team. The meetings and site maintenance will be run by Tony Trummer and other members of the team.
  • Interests: Web and Mobile Security, CTFs and binary reversing/exploitation
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri USA
  • Point of Contact: kamikazejoe
  • POC Email: contact@dc314.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: rtward
  • Backup POC Email: robert@rtward.com
  • Website: http://dc314.org
  • DC314 Meets: 1st Friday of every month. Additional days to be determined.
  • Languages: English, 'Merican, Python, Charades, and obscene gestures
  • Description: Presentations, demos, and discussion on information and physical security, technologies, or on whatever someone happens to find interesting.
  • Location: Wichita, KS USA
  • Point of Contact: Mitchell Williams
  • POC Email: mitchell13r@gmail.com
  • Website: meetup.com/DefCon-316/
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  • DC316 Meets:We meet at Friends University at the Olive Garvey Business and Technology building. Room number or lab will be updated on Facebook or Meetup.
  • Languages: English
  • Description: DC316 started in 2018. It was formed by Mitchell Williams and is currently looking for people to help run meetings.
  • Interests: We have access to a full lab with 6 ‘nodes’ that have 5 computers each. We are also working on developing SCADA systems that we can practice getting into. We are mostly focused on local capture the flag events and Hack Fortress, of course.
  • Projects: Building both a simple and complex SCADA systems to practice vulnerability testing against.
  • Location: Stark County, Ohio USA
  • Point of Contact: Loadhigh_818
  • POC Email: rememberthe5th@protonmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC330 Meets: Alternate Wednesdays, 6-8pm pleae email for meeting locations
  • Location: Gainsville, FL USA
  • Point of Contact: jnw
  • POC Email: jnw@cise.ufl.eduL
  • Website: defcon352.org
  • DC352 Meets: Meetings occur at the Backyard concurrent with SwampSec (fourth Wednesday of the month)
  • Languages:: English emacs, vim, and Notepad (we respect greybeards and n00bs, Linux and Windows)
  • Description: DC352 was started on August 2 2017. Currently an anarchy, headed by jnw, things will become more organized as time goes on.
  • Areas of Interest: We have a wide variety of hardware/software hacker interests and there is the Gainesville Hackerspace.
  • Point of Contact: Tim Vidas
  • POC email: tim@dc402.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Jason Lehr
  • Backup POC email: jason@dc402.org
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Website: dc402.org
  • DC402 Meets: We meet at different local venues every second Tuesday of the month. Check the website or follow us at @defcon402 for the latest information.
  • Description: Attendees give talks, often security-related, but also drifting into other interesting areas of tech. Our meetings are informal, social and often tend to gravitate toward the technical side of things. That said, we are not afraid of topics like tech policy and we strive to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Many of our members have interesting histories in U.S. government, capture the flag competitions, digital forensics, law enforcement, and various involvement with a small gathering of people in Las Vegas every year known as DEF CON.
  • Areas of Interest: We have access to a 75W laser-engraver. Many of our members have interesting histories in U.S. government, capture the flag competitions, digital forensics, law enforcement, and various involvement with this small gathering of people in Las Vegas every year known as DEF CON.
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
  • Point of Contact: dr.kaos
  • POC Email: dr.kaos@dc404.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Keith Watson
  • Backup POC Email: poc@dc404.org
  • Website: http://www.dc404.org
  • DC404 Meets: Third Saturday of each month, 2PM
  • Description: Our group is quite diverse. After starting the group in 2003, I worked hard to foster the involvement of the local security community without trying to recreate (or step on the toes of) the local 2600 scene. As a result, we've grown a strong, consistent and loyal following, and have been home to (and helped launch the security conference speaking careers of many) Atlanta infosec professionals.
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK USA
  • Point of Contact: Sean Ratliff
  • POC Email: dcg405@outlook.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Casey Bourbonnais
  • Backup POC Email: adam915@adam915.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC405 Meets: Last Thursdays of the month, 6-9 pm. Moore Norman Tech Center on Franklin Road.
  • Interests: Red and Blue Team Operations
  • Location: Helena, Montana USA
  • Point of Contact: Rob Jackson
  • POC Email: robin.jackson@wt4n6.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Ed Williams
  • Backup POC Email: cephurs@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.dc406.com
  • DC406 Meets: First Friday of each month, 5pm @ The Staggering Ox
  • Description: Proud flag bearers. DefCon Goon theNurse started us off. Wes is still leading us on.
  • Location: Orlando, Florida USA
  • Point of Contact: DC407
  • POC Email: poc@dc407.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Willa
  • Backup POC Email: abyssknight@dc407.com
  • Website: http://www.dc407.com
  • DC407 Meets: Last Friday of each month, 8PM @ FamiLAB
  • Description: We're a very informal group that is generally more active before and after Defcon. We meet once a month to talk shop, listen to a presentation, and/or do some CTF.
  • Location: San Jose, California USA
  • Point of Contact: The Infamous Kevin
  • POC Email: The Infamous Kevin (one word) @dc408.com
  • Website: http://www.dc408.com
  • DC408 Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 7:30pm @ San Pedro Square Market
  • Description: Silicon Valley DEF CON social group for the 408. Hangout, drink, hack. No rollerblades required.
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
  • Point of Contact: Jon Zeolla
  • POC Email: SteelCityInfoSec@gmail.com
  • Website: dc412.org
  • DC412 Meets: We meet 9 months out of the year at various venues for either a presentation, a lab, or an informal get-together, but it always in the evening of the second Thursday of the month.
  • Description: We've done anything from a demonstration of audio surveillance using laser mics to discussing hacking back with a local lawyer, and tons of things in between. We assembled over 25 functional KeySweepers last year and sent them out into the wild.
  • Location: Franklin, Wisconsin USA
  • Point of Contact: Belouve
  • POC Email: ulic.belouve@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Darkwind
  • Backup POC Email: darkwind@dc414.org
  • Website: http://www.dc414.org
  • DC414 Meets: First Friday of the month
  • Languages: English, ASL
  • Description: Lockpicking, RF Hacking, Ciphers, 3D Printing, Social Engineering, and more.
  • Location: San Francisco, California USA
  • Point of Contact: rek2
  • POC Email: cfernandez@linux.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: m113s
  • Backup POC Email: richard@cobalt.io
  • Website: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/DC415
  • DC415 Meets: Friday after work twice a month at Noisebridge
  • Languages: English, some members speak Spanish
  • Description: Hacking, computer security, Digital Rights, Privacy, Decentralization, Anarchism, etc.
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Dolev Farhi
  • POC Email: dolev@dc416.com
  • Website: http://dc416.com
  • DC416 Meets: every month, we also host occasional CTFs both online and offline.
  • Description: This is a group for anyone interested in computer hacking & network security breaching. All skill levels and background experiences are welcome. we also have a Slack channel. send us an email to info@dc416.com for an invitation.
  • Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee USA
  • Point of Contact: SynAckPwn
  • POC Email: synackpwn@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: tothehilt
  • Backup POC Email: shooter000@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.dc423.org
  • DC423 Meets: Last Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm.
  • Description: A place to discuss and share hack methods and general IT/coding practices. Great place to dry run your con talk for feedback and light trolling
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA
  • Point of Contact: Warren
  • POC Email: dc480poc@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.dc480.io
  • DC480 Meets: We meet each month at various locations throughout the valley on the second or third week (depending).
  • Description: DC480 over the past few years was active with meetups out of UAT but has since fallen off the radar. Warren Shrugs and Berk Bogler have since taken ownership over 480 and run the meetings and keep the website updated with news, events, and projects related to our DC group.
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas USA
  • Point of Contact: Dylan Hailey
  • POC Email: dc501@dylanhailey.com
  • DC501 Meets: We meet once a month on a Saturday, build challenges, compete in hackathons, and have technical talks on various subjects.
  • Areas of Interest: Most of the group focuses on information security and hardware.
  • Location: Portland, Oregon USA
  • Point of Contact: sibios
  • POC Email: dc503.pdx@gmail.com
  • Website: https://twitter.com/dc503
  • DC503 Meets: Third Sunday of each month, 3pm
  • Description: We are Portland's chapter of Infosec-fightclub: everyone must present something. Meetings are round-table style, closing with a headline speaker who presents in more depth. Show us what you're working on, why it is worth your time, and why we should care. All presentations are off-the-record, we want to see each-other's sketchiest shit.
  • Location: Albequerque, New Mexico USA
  • Point of Contact: Kris Hardy
  • POC Email: 1km35t@gmail.com
  • Website: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON505/
  • DC505 Meets: Third Monday of each month
  • Description: We are a group of cybersecurity specialists, ethical hackers, security researchers, and cryptanalysts who like to get together, hack on projects, help each other learn, and share knowledge. We welcome people of all skills and experience, and work to make each other better. Come join us!
  • Location: Spokane, Washington USA
  • Point of Contact: Kai T. (0xNBE1)
  • POC Email: info@dc509.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Gary Blosser
  • Backup POC Email: gary.blosser@gmail.com
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/DCG509/
  • DC509 Meets: Once a month
  • Description: DC509 is the Inland NW DEFCON group. The focus is to get together on a regular basis and interact with other InfoSec enthusiasts, have occasional workshops, stimulate thought-provoking conversation, and build an (in)security community in our area. No level of "hacker" knowledge is required and everyone is welcome regardless of age, gender, race, etc.
  • Location: Wenatchee, Washington USA
  • Point of Contact: Rego
  • POC Email: hackerhangouts@wenatchee.tech
  • Backup Point of Contact:Sunfire
  • Backup POC Email: chill.sunfire@gmail.com
  • Website: For now, follow on Facebook @WenHackerHangouts and Twitter @WenatcheeHackrs
  • DC509.2 Meets: First Friday of every month, starting around 5pm, done no later than 8pm
  • Description: We're a pretty laid back group - Rego decided to start the 2600 meetings in late 2015, but Sunfire is the organizational one. Typical meetings include a short presentation, talk, or hands-on activity, with open discussion afterwards. Aside from that, we're still building, growing,figuring out what we will become. Hoping some regulars will appear and start to get involved in their own way.
  • Interests: Still new and growing, this was originally just a 2600 meeting. After attending our first DefCon, Sunfire decided it would be good to co-brand for a while, to increase interest and involvement. Main areas of discussion at this time include general security basics (best practices, etc), lockpicking, scripting with Python, javascript programming,cryptocurrency, along with general infosec and cybersecurity awareness. Recent project - outreach and education about hackers and hacking at the local Mini Maker Faire.
  • Location: East Bay, California USA
  • Point of Contact: Delta
  • POC Email: dc510@inbox.ru
  • Website: pending
  • DC510 Meets: Once a month, just after Cyberpunk Cinema.
  • Description: Not just another meeting of burnouts. We aren't as cool as (insert digits here) but we can dream.
  • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
  • Point of Contact: thinc
  • POC Email: defcon539@gmail.com
  • Website: https://www.dc539.org
  • DC539 Meets: Meetings and locations will be announced via Twitter and the Website, but are planned for the 3rd Wednesday of the Month.
  • Description: This is a group registered for Northeast Oklahoma. We are using the new overlay area code as there is an existing DC Group that at the time of formation, was inactive or unable to be reached.
  • Interests: Red & Blue Team
  • Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
  • Point of Contact: Maren
  • POC Email: defcon541@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC541 Meets: Second Saturday of each month, 3pm - 5pm, location tbd.
  • Location: Chowchilla, California USA
  • Point of Contact:Doc Panda
  • POC Email: pandaphminus@gmail.com
  • Website: pending, follow @dc_559
  • DC559 Meets: 3rd Saturdays of the month @ Root Access Hackerspace
  • Description: We will speak about Social Engineering, Phishing, WiFi cracking, SQLI all the way to data forensics and PI work. The list goes on, We will also have guest speakers that are professional in a verity of fields. oh yeah Food and drinks also.
  • Location: Long Beach, California USA
  • Point of Contact: z0rro
  • POC Email: z0rro@dc562.org
  • Website: http://www.dc562.org
  • DC562 Meets: Twice a month @ mini-hackerspace, once for talks and once for CTF/Challenges
  • Description: DC562 is a re-branding of an un-official z0rro.net group. We decided to re-brand the group after attending this years DC and hearing about the DC group reload. It was formed by a couple of 562 (Long Beach CA) locals.
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA
  • Point of Contact: Sark Dumont
  • POC Email: SarkDumont@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: DAC
  • Backup POC Email: rekognizer@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.dc602.com
  • DC602 Meets: 3rd Friday of every month
  • Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire USA
  • Point of Contact: Duck Duck
  • POC Email: info@dc603.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Boots
  • Backup POC Email: info@dc603.org
  • Website: http://www.dc603.org
  • DC603 Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. at Gusanoz restaurant 410 Miracle Mile, Lebanon, NH (http://gusanoz.com/)
  • Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Point of Contact: rand0h
  • POC Email: rando@pcwf.co
  • DC610 Meets: We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 9:00 at Two Rivers Brewery and Restaurant in Easton, Pennsylvania. Two Rivers is gracious enough to host us in one of two of the available meeting spaces. The first hour is the social hour; food, conversation, lock picking and video games. Talks usually follow, then we work on projects into the night. Meetings officially end at 9:00pm but people usually hang out and hack into the night.
  • Languages: English but we'll also accept Klingon, Elvish, Dothraki and Low Valyrian.
  • Description: DC610 Started as a local security meetup in January of 2017. The group quickly gained momentum and it was thought that becoming an official DEFCON group would further our goals of hacking the whole friggin planet. The group has a leadership team comprised of four of the originating members that share in the organization responsibilities such as scheduling meetings, recruiting new members, formulating talk subjects, buying the next round, etc.. We boast a total membership of 79 members on ourMeetup site, with a regular attendance of around 20 people per session.
  • Areas of Interest: Social Engineering, Cryptology, Crypto Currency, building CTFs., hacking non-standard hardware. We tend to draw people from all walks of technology, from developers to sysadmins. Our base represents a wide range range of interest and skill and we like it that way.
  • Current Projects: We are currently planning our first city neighborhood wide “Pub Crawl” CTF. We'll be configuring a number of access points/raspberry pi's that will be left at several locations in a 10 block (walkable) radius in Downtown Easton. We are developing a list of flags are in different restaurants around town and participants will have to hunt them down. Another project that gave us some lolz during a recent meetup, was the construction and configuration of a Raspberry Pi based "PwniePi", a CTF sewn into a My Little Pony doll. The tech was soldered together by kids all under the age of 14. We've attached a few pics to this email. Seriously, it was awesome.
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee USA
  • Point of Contact: Brent White (B!TK!LL3R)
  • POC Email: bitkiller@dc615.org
  • Website: http://www.dc615.org
  • DC615 Meets: DC615 meets on the last Thursday of each month at 6pm. Please visit www.dc615.org for meeting location directions.
  • Description: Open to all ages! BYOB. We do projects related to everything from lock picking, hardware hacking, DIY, penetration testing, WiFi hacking, and more. We also enjoy playing vintage video games and occasionally have a live DJ cranking out tunes. Each meeting is an open forum and we encourage ALL skill levels.
  • Location: Scotts AFB, IL
  • Point of Contact: Raymond Evans
  • POC Email: Revans@cydefe.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Tony Bryan
  • Backup POC Email: tbryan@midwestcybercenter.org
  • DC618 Meets: We meet at the Midwest Cyber Center and meetings are held every last Wed. Everybody takes turn giving a talk or teaching the meeting attendees a new or interesting tool. These tools can range from the physical (such as lock picking tools) to software based tools.
  • Languages: English
  • Description: DC618 started in 2017. It was formed by several local STL hackers. Ray Evans runs the meetings and Tony Bryan runs the meeting space.
  • Areas of Interest: Our venue has access to a verbose and well managed training range. This range can be used to teach others, practice skills, or experiment with new tools.
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts USA
  • Point of Contact: help@dc617.org
  • POC Email: help@dc617.org
  • Website: https://dc617.org
  • DC617 Meets: 1st Monday of every month, exact location posted on website/twitter
  • Description: DC617 was an idea that was really solidified at DC25. Several awesome, local hackers assist in running this group's meetings, projects, and social media/website.
  • Areas of Interest: Hardware hacking, Pen Testing, Secure Development, Lockpicking, Social Engineering, Compliance, Wireless, Defense, Datacenters, OSINT, Crypto, Puzzles, Threat management, Exploit research, Challenges, Bug Bounty, Cloud, Networks, Incident Response - we have a diverse background and most of the organizers have been in doing teh cyberz for a really long time.
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts USA
  • Point of Contact: help@dc617.org
  • POC Email: help@dc617.org
  • Website: https://dc617.org
  • DC617 Meets: 1st Monday of every month, exact location posted on website/twitter
  • Description: DC617 was an idea that was really solidified at DC25. Several awesome, local hackers assist in running this group's meetings, projects, and social media/website.
  • Areas of Interest: Hardware hacking, Pen Testing, Secure Development, Lockpicking, Social Engineering, Compliance, Wireless, Defense, Datacenters, OSINT, Crypto, Puzzles, Threat management, Exploit research, Challenges, Bug Bounty, Cloud, Networks, Incident Response - we have a diverse background and most of the organizers have been in doing teh cyberz for a really long time.
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Point of Contact: Exist
  • POC Email: exist@ymail.com
  • Website: Pending
  • DC626 Meets: every 4th Wednesday of the month in the city of Pasadena. Send us an email telling us about yourself along with a request for the time and location.
  • Description: DC626 started in 2015. Originally it was just a group of friends discussing issues related to information security, technology and science. On April 2016 we opened our doors to the public. Since then we have had monthly regularly scheduled meetings covering a wide range of topics. Our leadership is not top down as we believe all members should share responsibility for the well-being of the group. We believe in quality not quantity when it comes to our members.
  • Areas of Interest: Information Security, Technology, Science.
  • Location: North Dakota, USA
  • Point of Contact: Weston Hecker
  • POC Email: westonhecker2017@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC701 Meets: We meet at Hackerspace 200 SQFT office. On Bismarck Expressway (www.hackerspacend.com)
  • Description: “Calling all Tech lovers" We have a "Hacker Space" In Bismarck ND if you’re interested in Computers, Hacking, Console Modding, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, PLEX Server, Raspberry PI, Arduino, Soldering, Programming, IOT hacking, Cellphone Modding, Software Defined Radios, HAMS, Networking, Servers, Lock-picking and car hacking this is the group for you.
  • Areas of Interest: We have a 3D printers, SDRs, Solder Stations, Servers, Computers, Pentesting Lab, Car hacking Lab, IOT Lab and lock picking wall we also are working on other projects.
  • Projects: Currently working on building up our lab . Lining up talks and code projects. Building Car hacking lab.
  • Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Christopher Clayden
  • POC Email: Clayden@dc705.com
  • Website: http://www.dc705.com
  • DC705 Meets: monthly in Barrie, Ontario. Meets will start at 6PM and run until 9PM
  • Description: : All things security related - interests include but are not limited to; hackathons/hackfest, hacking tournaments, CTF events, hands on, good discussion, cold beverages, Muskoka chairs, camp fire's and patio's, opportunity to engage and listen, join the community, get active, grow, be inspired and inspire others, be great and do epic shit! Formal, informal, relaxed.
  • Location: Petaluma, California
  • Point of Contact: Info@
  • POC Email: 707defcon@gmail.com
  • Website: IRC: server UnderNet Channel #defcon707
  • DC707 Meets: We meet at the local McNears Saloon and Dining House in Petaluma, CA every 2nd and 4th Sat. where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are and working on security lab projects.
  • Description: The DC707 started in 2016. It was formed by several local hackers.
  • Interests: We have a skills training with Kali LInux and we have a lock picking training we also are working on some WIFI projects.
  • Projects: Currently working on a Rogue Access Point and a Mag Spoofer.
  • Location: Houston, Texas USA
  • Point of Contact: djdead
  • POC Email: dead@twistofshadows.net
  • Backup Point of Contact: Raypath
  • Backup POC Email: raypath@raypathstudios.com
  • Website: http://www.dc713.net
  • DC713 Meets: Once a month
  • Description: A social group with common interests. Expect DEF CON annual projects (badges, parties, or other group shenanigans for DC), local talks and knowledge exchanges, community outreach, making things and breaking things!
  • Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA
  • Point of Contact: Gerren Murphy
  • POC Email: gerren@dc717.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Paul Miller
  • Backup POC Email: paul@dc717.org
  • Website: meetup.com/Defcon717/
  • DC717 Meets:Tentatively 1/month location TBD
  • Description: The founding members are Gerren Murphy and Paul Miller, who hope to bring together other hackers and lovers of science and technology to learn, share ideas, and develop the hacker community in this area. We'd also like to help give back to the community, by doing presentations in local schools, and offering some community classes such as basic privacy and internet security for the layperson.
  • Interests:Lock picking, CTFs, InfoSec
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
  • Point of Contact: MysfitPrincess
  • POC Email:mysfitprincess@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Pan1c
  • Backup POC Email: pan1c@pan1croom.com
  • Website: http://www.dc719.org
  • DC719 Meets: Varies
  • Description:We are a group of like minded individuals who love technology. We like to share and learn about the newest things out in the world.
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida USA
  • Point of Contact: Matt Parks
  • POC Email: matt@bovsistudios.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC727 Meets: The third Thursday of every month. As well, we will be having events and meet ups not as a monthly chapter meeting that will also be scheduled and conducted month to month.
  • Interests:Network security, white hat hacking, hardware hacking, tinkering, etc
  • Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia USA
  • Point of Contact: Tyler Steffenson
  • POC Email: Tyler.steffenson@live.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC757 Meets: at the local Cowboy Fengs Bar and meeting hall every 2nd Wed. where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Language: English, but whatever, I have Google translate.
  • Location: Atlanta Metro, Georgia USA
  • Point of Contact: sainate
  • POC Email: poc@dc770.org
  • Website: dc770.org
  • DC719 Meets: 1st Tuesdsays, 7pm at Jeffersons's in Cartersville - 28 W. Main Street, Cartersville GA
  • Description: There are three college campuses, multiple large industries and a scattering of technology enthausiasts in the area. Our plan is to have a monthly ‘hacker gathering’ to give all of these otherwise disparate groups get together to talk shop, find answers to problems with pet / personal projects (Arduino powered sprinkler system or dog feeder, etc.) or logic problems programming PLCs to whatever else comes up. We’re hoping for a ‘social that may have a presentation’ versus a ‘presentation that may have some socializing’ approach (so that there’s no pressure for *someone* to come up with a presentation or we don’t have a meeting).

    All ages/skill levels welcome. No dues, feel free to bring new friends.

    If you're interested in doing a presentation, let us know.
  • Location: Reno, Nevada USA
  • Point of Contact: NotPike
  • POC Email: dc775reni@gmail.com
  • Website: www.meetup.com/DC_775
  • DC775 Meets: We have are meetings at the Bridgewire Maker Space (1055 Industrial Way Suite 20 Sparks, NV 89431) on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM.
  • Description: Summary: We hang out, drink beer, and hack. (Not in order)
  • Interests: We do a lot with a lot of Software Defined Radio and have a Ham Shack at the maker space. We also have a CTF team who participates in monthly compilations.
  • Location: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Point of Contact: Jose L. Quinones
  • POC Email: josequinones@codefidelio.org
  • Website: pending
  • DC787 Meets: at Engine 4 Co-Working Space in Bayamon, PR every other Wednesday. .
  • Description: The DC787 started as the “Init.d” InfoSec interest group in 2012. It was formed by several local hackers and started meeting whenever we could and wherever we were welcomed. Jose L. Quiñones, Jose A. Arroyo and Carlos Perez run the meetings and keep the social media outlets updated. We value community feedback and our activities are designed to fill the community’s needs.
  • Interests: We work with Lock picking, Hardware Hacking, IoT, Blue & Red Team Techniques, and many other hacker/technology related topics.
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah USA
  • Point of Contact: Sobit
  • POC Email: info@dc801.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Metacortex
  • Backup POC Email: info@dc801.org
  • Website: https://www.dc801.org
  • DC801 Meets: First Monday of each month, 6pm
  • Description: Very enthusiastic group of hackers who are based out of SLC. DC801 also supplies many DEF CON goons. You may recognize them by their epic DEF CON parties
  • Location: Tampa, Florida USA
  • Point of Contact: Ryan Lindfield
  • POC Email: ryan@westchasetech.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: G3k
  • Backup POC Email: g3k@disillusion.us
  • Website: http://www.dc813.org
  • DC813 Meets: Varies
  • Description: Fantastic group of info sec enthusiasts of all levels. We aim for a monthly social night and are always looking for presenters. No drama, no egos, just great infosec people getting together and talking shop over drinks.
  • Location: Woodland Hills, California USA
  • Point of Contact: Tyrant
  • POC Email: dc818@dc818.org
  • Website: https://dc818.org
  • DC818 Meets: Bi-monthly or monthly. Depending on schedules.
  • Description: Range of interests are from Lincoln Logs to Bio Hacking, with everything in between. Oh and drinking... Can't skip that.
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina USA
  • Point of Contact: SecureSamurai
  • POC Email: securesamurai@tutanota.com
  • Website: http://defcon828.com
  • DC828 Meets: The first Saturday of each month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Community Room of Earth Fare Market & Cafe, 1856 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.
  • Description: DC828 is the DEF CON Group for Western North Carolina. We're a friendly, focused, and ethical group of InfoSec pros, students, enthusiasts, and neophytes. Meeting topics include InfoSec policy and law, ethical hacking / penetration testing, secure software development, network security, digital forensics, incident response, open source intelligence, cryptography, exploit development, malware analysis, social engineering, vulnerability assessment, InfoSec certifications, Capture The Flag (CTF) events, and more. All knowledge and skill levels are welcome. We hack, we share, we eat, we drink, we laugh. Come join us!
  • Location: Pensacola, Florida USA
  • Point of Contact: Tyler Austin
  • POC Email: dc850@protonmail.com
  • DC850 Meets:First Saturdays, 6-9pm
  • Description: DC850 was started in 2018 by Tyler Austin to fill the void of InfoSec networking in the North West Florida Region. Our goal is to learn from each other, build community awareness, and have fun.
  • Interests: Reverse Engineering, ICS/SCADA, IoT, Drones, Vehicles, Everything InfoSec.
  • Location: San Diego, California USA
  • Point of Contact: 800xl
  • POC Email: 800xl@dc858.org
  • DC858 Meets: Once a month @ Round Table Pizza in Rancho Bernardo
  • Description: The DEF CON Group San Diego (619/858) started in 2006. Interests are: SDR, Wi-Fi and more.
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky USA
  • Point of Contact: byt3boy
  • POC Email: byt3boy.DC859@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Bill
  • Backup POC Email: phonybunkum@gmail.com
  • Website: http://dc859blog.wordpress.com
  • DC859 Meets:We currently meet monthly and are working on getting a solid venue close to downtown. We meet at a couple of local coffee shops with conference spaces and at Fusion. Please contact for upcoming meeting times and locations.
  • Interests: Red teaming, social engineering, penetration testing, physical security, security awareness, parkour, lock picking and retro video games.
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA
  • Point of Contact: Zach
  • POC Email: nvemb3r@dc865.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Joe
  • Backup POC Email: c_3pjoe@dc865.org
  • Website: http://www.dc865.org
  • DC865 Meets:Third Wednesday of each month at 6PM.
  • Description: Capture the Flag, Practicing Presentation, Coding, Mentoring
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
  • Point of Contact: Qui-Gon Gene
  • POC Email: gene@hacktek.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Michael Potts
  • Backup POC Email: michael@potts.it
  • Website: Pending
  • DC904 Meets: First Friday of each month, 6:30PM
    Kickbacks Gastropub 910/914 King St.
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
  • Description: Social gathering, lock picking and training, and general chat about all things technical.
  • Location:San Bernardino, California USA
  • Point of Contact: @security_panda
  • POC Email: panda@securitypanda.io
  • Website: http://dc909.org
  • DC909 Meets: 2nd Fridays at 6:30pm
    Denny's, 502 N Vineyard, Ontario, CA
  • Description: Open security topic discussions, research topics, and badge making
  • Location:Fayetttville, North Carolina USA
  • Point of Contact: Rusty
  • POC Email: defcon910@protonmail.com
  • Website: DC910 Facebook Page
  • DC910 Meets: Bi-weekly on the first and third Saturday of the month at 11am
  • Description: We meet bi-weekly on the first and third Saturday of the month at 11am. Meetings are from 2-6 hours long, depending on how drawn into our project we get. Past meetings have involved working through VMs from vulnhub.com, intro to scripting languages, walking through exploiting common vulnerabilities i.e. shellshock and heartbleed and much more. Meetings typically involve grilling some burgers and everyone is encouraged to bring snacks and beer.
  • Location:Sacramento, California
  • Point of Contact: @O3Awesomesauce- Courtney
  • POC Email: o3awesomesauce@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: @0xdade- Dade
  • Website: defcon916.org
  • DC916 Meets: The Second Saturday of every month.
  • Description: The DC916 is a melting pot in the Northern California area for all things technology! We join monthly to talk about current technologies, alternative uses, security, learn new techniques and skills, and to commune with our fellow hackers. All knowledge and skill levels are welcomed! Just come with a willingness to learn and a passion for tech.
  • Interests: Anything technology related! We are interested in the latest technologies, their securities and alternative uses.
  • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
  • Point of Contact: Nate
  • POC Email: defcon918@gmail.com
  • Website: Pending
  • DC918 Meets: Varies
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina USA
  • Point of Contact: bace
  • POC Email: mail[at]dc919.net
  • Point of Contact: flood
  • Website: https://dc919.net
  • DC919 Meets: To be posted on website calendar
  • Interests: Firewalls, IDP/IDS, Networking, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, Lockpicking
  • Location: McAllen, Texas USA
  • Point of Contact: Francisco Salinas
  • POC Email: defcongroup956@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Luvia Guerrero
  • Backup POC Email: l.guerrero@live.com
  • Website: Pending
  • DC956 Meets: First Friday of each month, 6-8PM @ 3700 W. Military Hwy
  • Location: Fort Collins, Colorado USA
  • Point of Contact: IceQUICK
  • POC Email: iq@pbin.co
  • Website: https://dc970.org
  • DC970 Meets: on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Wild Boar Coffee shop near Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. The agenda is open and flexible, and usually includes a demo or technical challenge (e.g. CTF) created by one of our members. The meetings officially start at 7pm, but members often arrive early to get an early start on the evening's food/coffee/beer/social activities. We also host a dedicated CTF night every few months.
  • Languages: English
  • Description:DC970 (in Fort Collins/Northern Colorado) was stale for a period of time before being revived in 2012. Leadership team consists of the group's active members: IceQUICK, supertweak, EULASploit, and faillinx
  • Areas of Interest:Cooperative skill development, prepping for competative CTF's. Micro controller/arm computing use and abuse.