What we’re about
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Independence Brewing
- You can visit our website at https://defcon512.org
- Join our Discord discord.dc512.org
- Follow us on Twitter @defcon512
- Find us on Mastodon https://defcon.social/@dc512
DC512 is the local, Austin chapter of the DEF CON hacking conference. Started in 1993, Defcon (a.k.a. DEFCON or DEF CON) is one of the world's largest annual computer hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees include cybersecurity professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers and hackers with a general interest in code, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware mods and anything else that can be "hacked."
The DC512 chapter is a chance for like-minded people in and around downtown Austin to gather, drink, listen to Defcon-style presentations and then, in true Defcon fashion, head out into the night in search of mischief.
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- DC512 October MeetupIndependence Brewing Co. , Austin, TX
October meetup for DEF CON 512: Wednesday, October 4th, 6:30pm-10pm @ Independence Brewing
-Attendees are welcome to present a firetalk (5-10 minutes) on a topic of their choosing. Sign-ups will be available prior to the firetalks portion of the meetup, see cryo or wingz3ro to sign up.
NOTE: Giving a talk is optional and not a requirement. Please do not film any presentations without explicit consent from the speaker.
-There is an AV setup with HDMI (bring your own adapter) if you have slides for your talk.
-Little Hacker Library: Got some books you're looking to get rid of? Bring them and swap with other members of DEF CON 512. It’s our take on the “Little Library” concept.
-Lockpicking: There will be a small variety of locks and picks to play with at the meetup, please return them at the end of the meetup.
-Independence Brewing has partnered with Hoboken Pie and will have a delicious variety of pizza slices available for purchase at the bar!
Social: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Firetalks: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Social: 8:30 PM - 10 PM
-DEF CON 512 meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
-If it's your first time don't feel obligated to give a talk. However, it's a great way to connect with people and helps us get a better feel for your interests. If speaking isn't your thing, it's perfectly alright to just hang out, meet new folks and drink some great beer.
-Independence Brewing has agreed to host us on a monthly basis AND they are staying open just for us. They usually close at 7:00PM-- but we can stay as late as 10:00PM for DEF CON 512.
-WE AREN'T PAYING THE VENUE! They are sponsoring us, so please pay them back with kindness and be generous with your tips.
-Join our discord if you're interested in staying in touch! We have a very active community and the server is our main hub.