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  • Group Formed (Still Unofficial as of yet)

    A security-focused group is forming at CSU. The first meeting last night went well and was attended by 15-20 people. We discussed topics for future meetings, demonstrated a simple buffer overflow, did a very brief into to lockpicking, and a bit of no-tech hacking with the guest wireless access codes that were left in the room!

    As of yet, we have not discussed the idea of becoming "DC970-1" officially, but something is at least getting going here finally rather than the random over-lunch type meetings that have happened in the past. We'll be looking into whether we form an official Defcon group in future meetings.

    If anyone in the area is interested, CSU has an open organization policy and members of the community are welcome. Send me a PM and I will get you the information that you need.
    Coffee is a lost art, best not left to Starbucks.
    I brew the beer I drink.

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    Re: Group Formed (Still Unofficial as of yet)

    First step, before we begin discussion, I want to check to make sure that there is not another group already under the DC970-1 name. Checking here revealed a link to a deleted blog. We have also sent an e-mail inquiry to The Machine, using the listed e-mail.

    If anyone knows information about the group, let me know as we don't want to step on anyone's toes.
    Coffee is a lost art, best not left to Starbucks.
    I brew the beer I drink.

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      Re: Group Formed (Still Unofficial as of yet)

      So I thought I would mention that we have an as-yet unofficial DCG going in central Arkansas. We started just about 6 months ago, and welcome new members. Our primary goal is the formation of a Hackerspace/Makerspace, but we also meet to discuss InfoSec, microcontrollers, wow really just tech in general.
      The f*ck? Have you ever BEEN to Defcon? - chs

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        Re: Group Formed (Still Unofficial as of yet)

        Originally posted by snideology View Post
        So I thought I would mention that we have an as-yet unofficial DCG going in central Arkansas. We started just about 6 months ago, and welcome new members. Our primary goal is the formation of a Hackerspace/Makerspace, but we also meet to discuss InfoSec, microcontrollers, wow really just tech in general.
        It's good to know there are other unofficial groups around. Any advice for running something like this? Right now, we're just meeting and talking about topics. We have plenty of space at the university for meetings and such, so I don't see a hackerspace in the too near future.
        Coffee is a lost art, best not left to Starbucks.
        I brew the beer I drink.

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          Re: Group Formed (Still Unofficial as of yet)

          Originally posted by Xeon View Post
          It's good to know there are other unofficial groups around. Any advice for running something like this? Right now, we're just meeting and talking about topics. We have plenty of space at the university for meetings and such, so I don't see a hackerspace in the too near future.
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          Well, having a place puts you miles ahead of us! We meet in restaurants, where the decibel level approaches a 747 takeoff. We have only been meeting for about a month, but had a forum group for, wow, six months and perhaps more.

          My advice is to keep things interesting, make a website (even a boring one if nothing else), and make inroads in local technology sector businesses. The hardest part is getting new members, but then comes the ACTUAL hard part - keeping them! There are actually two groups in this area trying to create a Hackerspace, and both started months ago, without knowing the other existed (that's Zeitgeist for ya!).

          So what advice would you have for someone who would love to use a university classroom, but has no ties to any local collegiate schools? And any other advice is appreciated!
          The f*ck? Have you ever BEEN to Defcon? - chs

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            Re: Group Formed (Still Unofficial as of yet)

            Would your group consider 'going official' and taking over as DC970?

            I ask because the original 970 group has a bounced mail address, the 970.1 POC never responded (leading me to only assume that group to be inactive). Hit me up on the side and let me know.
            if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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