DEFCON 201  — October 2019  — Hacktoberfest 3.0

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260 Newark Ave · Jersey City, NJ

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Welcome to the October 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

7:00pm — 7:55pm
Meet & Greet
7:55pm — 8:00pm
DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements — Sidepocket
8:00pm — 8:35pm
Locking Down Production Access at Startup Scale — Liz Fong-Jones
8:35pm — 8:40pm
Hacktoberfest: The Stupid Content Tracker— Sidepocket
8:40pm — 9:55pm
Open Workshops Projects
9:55pm — 10:00pm


Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket

Hacktoberfest 2019 — Sidepocket


DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements
:..>The Co-Founders and some of it’s active attendees have been working on many awesome things. Here are some of them for the end of this year, 2019 and beyond!

:.> 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:

Locking Down Production Access at Startup Scale
:..>You don’t have to be Google to implement good security controls. Learn about what lessons translated when going from Google to a 25-person startup, and how a modicum of effort can better secure user data and access to production. We’ll cover implementing production changes using continuous integration, a variety of second factor solutions for SSH access to production, and more.

:..>Bio: Liz Fong-Jones is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 15+ years of experience. She is an advocate at for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.

She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Elly, metamours, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, and in San Francisco and Seattle with her other partners. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights as a board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality.


Hacktoberfest 2019
:..>What’s Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with DEV — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors toward issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others 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 at

:Rules & Prizes:

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1–31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as invalid or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

DEFCON 201 Hacktoberfest 2019 GitHub Highlights:

Full List Of Hacktoberfest 2019 GitHub Projects:

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