The St. Louis 2600 meetup is a monthly meeting dedicated to hacking in all it's forms. An expansion of the original meetings started by the long running magazine of the same name as an open forum for anyone of any age, or level of expertise, to come and learn. Meetups are held on the first Friday of every month all over the world and here in St. Louis. The Meetup is held at Arch Reactor, St. Louis first Hackerspace, and usually gets started around 6pm.
The meetup will normally consist of a presentation, followed by discussion. If you'd like to make a presentation, please let the organizers know at least a week or two ahead of time so we can make sure to have time allotted. Presentations on any topic related to hacking, privacy, or computers are welcome. Presentations also don't need to be very in depth, feel free to bring presentations that are just introductions to things you think are cool.
Missed the mark a little bit when last year Bob and I decided January was going to be the annual month for Lightning Talks. Which is a shame, because with all the chaos of the holidays and pandemic and stuff, we were having trouble coming up with something that month anyway. The good news is, just because it's not the holiday season it doesn't mean we aren't willing to schedule a night where we can slack off a bit. Sooo... Lightning Talks for next month. And you still have two weeks to throw something together. Plenty of time to put together a quick few minutes of content. Yeah, it'll be a little awkward doing it online. But so is doing a talk in person. So whatever.
As per usual, five minute stints of everyone covering their favorite tools, tips, and/or tricks. We are going to cram as much content into this evening like it's a time travelling delorean full of clowns.
Now both Bob and I will have a few talks ourselves, but we are really hoping for some audience participation. If you can ramble on for five minutes about something, now's your chance! Bring slides, or tempt the demo gods by doing it live, we don't care. You can let me know ahead of time, or just surprise us the night of. Regardless, you'll have your shot to take the stage.
This 1.21 jiggawatts will be striking the clock tower at the usual time and place. Hopefully these presentations will hit 88 mph and we'll see some serious shit... Though admittedly, I don't know how that would actually work. I decided to include the Back to the Future references pretty late into writing this, and I've got to get it done so I can still hit "Announce" on the Meetup.