Past Meetup

DEFCON 201 Meet Up — October 2018 — Hacktoberfest 2.0 Brew Ha Ha

This Meetup is past

17 people went

Whealth and Co.

615 Pavonia Avenue · Jersey City, NJ

How to find us

Inside and outside, DEFCON 201 Fliers will be posted.

Location image of event venue


NOTE: All info posted here is TBD. We will have the final version a week before the event.

We had three conflicting themes for this upcoming meeting. On one hand, it’s Octoberfest and a lot of hackers love beer. On the other hand, it’s Hacktoberfest and a lot of hackers love improving code. Then you add in Halloween where we get to dress as a Prostitute Apple Newton and act like an ass-hat. So we decided…why not all three?

Please join us for a stuffed to the brim meet up with activities such as drinking our first ever DEFCON 201 Homebrew beer, doing git pulls for FREE T-Shirts, work on your Halloween outfit and more!

About WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City:

Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accessibility, coffee, and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community. BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

Again, if you like to do a talk at our meetups or collaboration with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us an email at:


7:00pm — 8:00pm
Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party
8:00pm — 8:20pm
$brew Open Source Beer: A Study Of Large Scale Projects— Sidepocket
8:20pm — 8:50pm
8:50pm — 9:00pm
Intro to Hacktoberfest & Open Source Show and Tell — Sidepocket, GI Jack
9:00pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


Hacktoberfest — GI_Jack, Sidepocket

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

Halloween Costume Craftathon — Sidepocket


$brew Open Source Beer — A Study of Large-Scale Projects
:..>In Spring 2018, Firefox’s parent company Mozilla partnered with Portland, Oregon’s premier brewery, Widmer Brothers to make a beer. Widmer Brothers developed a recipe for called Open Sourcery, a 7 percent ABV, 70 IBU tropical IPA. And it’s completely open source on GitHub. DEFCON 201 took on this challenge and we brewed it ourselves with our own twist. This talk will go over how to brew your own beer, the triumphs and disasters of the process, how we created our own spin on it and how you can apply what we learned to your own project, alcohol-related or not. After the presentation, participants of legal drinking age (21+) will be able to sample and enjoy the result of our literal homebrew.


Hacktoberfest 2018 with DEFCON 201
:..>What’s Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean and GitHub — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they’ve just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can’t make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today.

Rules and Prizes

First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up four pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you’ll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they’ve been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants (Hacktobefestants?) by using the hashtag, #Hacktoberfest, on your social media platform of choice.

DEFCON 201 GitHub Repo: