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Family Karaoke

11433 Goodnight Ln · Dallas, TX

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Last month we had a first time speaker as well as a speaker that's been around since the first time; a Defcon presenter and hundreds of Defcon badges; hardware hacking and hardly hacking (sorry Tinker!); talking about talking and talking about things we should be talking about. But you weren't there and you want to know WHAT the presentations were about, right? Too bad, don't make the same mistake twice!

So, come out and contribute or just chill and consume, but do not talk while others are presenting. You might think that you're the most important person in the room, but unless you're up on the stage sharing, you're wrong. Now, granted, there are reasons to vocalize during a presentation. We understand you have to be able to order your sustenance and libations. There are interjections, asides, clarifications, etc., just show respect or respectfully show a lack of it while trolling. If your neighbor's hair is on fire or some similar condition arises then we would, of course, expect you to break the silence. Seriously, though, if you have something to say then either get a room, go outside, wait until the end, or get up on stage. Those are your choices. We have a little surprise planned for people who continue to ignore this courtesy. As much as we liked the idea suggested by a member, it does not involve hammers.

We'll also have all of the standard stuff, such as c0mmand3rOpSec's world-class Capture-the-Flag, MoeBius' locksport, as well as a CryptoParty room.

What will you talk about?

What to bring:

If you want to present then bring your laptop (make sure your slides and your display output can be set for 1080p resolution). Alternatively there is a Windows box you can use that can read FAT32 formatted USBs.

Please note that there is now a sign-up sheet for talks at the podium to the left of the stage (stage right). First come first serve with new speakers receiving priority.

If you want to participate in the CTF bring your laptop, pwn pad, or whatever.

The lockpick village has picks and locks to learn/practice on, or bring your own. We also have lock pick sets for sale.

If you just want to eat and drink while watching us make fools of ourselves, entry is free and Family Karaoke has a great menu!


1) Don't hack the venue!
2) Don't hack other attendees without consent.
3) Don't enter any room not marked DHA (even if you're invited)!
4) Don't talk about anything illegal.
5) Don't smoke inside the venue (vape respectfully).
6) Do tip well!
7) Do participate!
8) Do have fun!

Finally, be excellent to each other! Ideas are dangerous and DHA is not a safe zone, but we will not tolerate members making others feel unwelcome because they look, think, or act differently.