DEFCON 201  —  April 2019  — #Moonstruck

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Sub Culture

260 Newark Ave · Jersey City, NJ

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Welcome to the April 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

This day, we plan to do something special and unexpected. On this day, the day of the full moon, we will detox from the digital ruckus — close our laptops, turn off the TV, and leave our phones at home (or in pocket) for a whole 24 hours. For one day, we free our inundated minds from digital distractions. Recalibrate your relationship to tech. It’s time to prepare for the imminent moon days by decluttering your mental environment.

#Moonstruck is the new day of reckoning in a distracted world.

No digital. No screens. All analog.

Welcome to the Real World.

(Also, we are trying out a new venue! Third Times the charm. 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 Rasberry Pie and sweet times! More information at

7:00pm — 8:00pm
Meet & Greet & Digital Ditoxing
8:00pm — 8:05pm
#Moonstruck — Sidepocket
8:05pm — 8:25pm
Ham Radio Talk — ARRL TBA
8:25pm — 8:50pm
'Fone's Broke? I'll Just Call A Repair Man — Sidepocket
8:50pm — 9:00pm
Introduction to Lockpicking—Sidepocket
9:00pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops + Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack


'Fone's Broke? I'll Just Call A Repair Man
:..>Phone Phreaking. Some people call it a fun past time from a bygone era. Others still view it as an illegal criminal activity. In this primer, you will learn the history of phone phreaking from someone who lived through par tof it, sharing both global stories and personal hacks and enjoy a live demo of Blue Boxing.

:.>Bios: 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:


Practice Lockpicking & Locksport
:..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and proffesional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!