Public Meetups: First Friday of the Month

DC414 consistently meets the first Friday of every month. Come join us!

Checkout out the calendar on the meetings page for more details.

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Upcoming Events

Quick update on some upcoming events DC414 will be at.

First off the date of the next meeting has changed. It will be held on September 26th to create a buffer around BarCamp Milwaukee. That brings us to the next event:

BarCamp Milwaukee
October 4, 2014

BarCamp Milwaukee is the premier event for Milwaukeeans, by Milwaukeeans, to learn, teach and imagine anything you are interested in. The open format of BarCamp puts the participants in charge of what happens. Unlike a typical “conference” where the event is pre-determined, this revolutionary “unconference” allows participants to float from one session to another, and encourages the development of innovative ideas and spontaneous discussion. This event is open to anyone with an interest, an idea or a desire to learn and connect with other people. Since the first BarCamp in the US nine years ago, hundreds of BarCamps have been organized throughout the world.

See http://barcampmilwaukee.org/ for details.

And finally, a LAN party was announced on October 11th.

All events can always be found on the Meetings page.

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September Meeting is Approaching

Just a reminder that September meeting is approaching.

Come join us at CESI on August 1st at 7PM!

See the meetings page for more details.

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BarCamp Milwaukee 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BarCampMilwaukee 9
Milwaukee, WI

For the ninth consecutive year, BarCampMilwaukee is returning to Bucketworks the first weekend in October. Doors open at 9:00 AM, Saturday October 4th.

A BarCamp is a wholly unique event that provides a free, open-environment forum where the participants are in charge of what happens. It is an interactive conversation where professionals and curious alike come to learn, teach, and imagine. This revolutionary “unconference” allows participants to float from one session to another, and encourages the development of interesting ideas and spontaneous discussion. Since the first BarCamp in the US nine years ago, hundreds of BarCamps have been organized throughout the world.

Throughout BarCampMilwaukee’s nine year run, participants have been involved in a wide array of session topics ranging from:
Software Development: Ruby on Rails, Drupal, and JavaScript.
Technologies: 3d printing/scanning, video editing, robots, and solutions for non-profits.
Solutions for small businesses and non-profits.
All the way to things like Zombie Defense Preparation, lockpicking, sushi making, and many other topics for makers, DIYers, artists and other creatives.
please register for BarCampMilwaukee 9 here

Bucketworks is a “health club for the brain.” A co-working, meetup, and practice space for creative professionals offering memberships and space rentals for the community. Bucketworks is a program of The School Factory, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds value-creating communities and spaces to transform education, economy, and talent.

When: Doors open Saturday, October 4th at 9:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM
Where: To be determined.

PRESS CONTACT:
Tim Syth (grow@bucketworks.org)
Director, Bucketworks (414.301.1414)

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Another reminder that July’s meeting is the 11th!

Remember that the July DC414 meeting is a few scant days away!  This month it’s going to be July 11th, as the 4th was some kind of national holiday (FREEDOM!)  Find us at N69W25055 Indiangrass Lane Suite G Sussex, WI 53089

See you Friday at 7pm!
-darkwind
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Next DC414 meeting july 11th not the 4th.

due to the fact the next meeting would be on the 4th we moved it to the 11th please make notice of the change.

Meetings take place the first Friday of every month at 7pm

Help us get the word out by downloading this flyer, printing it out, and posting it around your town!

07.11.2014 @ 7pm
Donations are encouraged. Cash and/or a non-perishable food items.

Can't make it in person? Add DC414 to one of your circles in Google+
and join our Hangout!

Physical meeting location:
The Meetupery
N69W25055 Indiangrass Lane
Suite G
Sussex, WI 53089

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BasementLAN 7! sign up now

Hey all!

Finally another Basement LAN! Please sign up on the form if you are going. This helps us keep track of attendance and to ensure we will have enough space:
form: http://goo.gl/SmzLyA

Date: June 7th, 2014
Time: 2pm – 12am

Location:
Competitive Edge Software inc
9850 S 54th Street
Franklin, WI 53132

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/D5PLH

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May Meeting Roundup

First off, thanks again to the Meetupery for hosting us this month.

We had a couple new faces — I hope they learned something! We started off with intros and learned about what everyone is working on. Ryan was working on a car-puter which peaked my interest quite a bit. Hopefully soon he’ll have something to show off and give a demo on! Doppler radar, say what!?

Darkwind kicked off the demos with some video footage he captured with his hacked together drone. Very cool and extremely cost effective. He captured some amazing footage of deer in his backyard. TIL that deer are memorized by a quadcopter flying 10 feet away from them. Klaiviel immediately was thinking how great it would be for hunting. I’d have to agree, although, It seems like not much of a challenge when you have an aerial view.

DW5304 gave us an old school ARP poisoning demo and explored more mass-SNMP scanning results of some home brew tools that basicdays, Vaerulf, and himself created. Impressive software leveraging zmap to quickly scan the entire internet for insecure SNMP daemons. 1.5 million of them if I remember correctly.

I recapped heartbleed for everyone and described how I was able to obtain RSA private keys using the exploit.

And finally Mike had a chemistry experiment with him to explore the relationship of pressure and boiling points of liquid. I was fascinated by this as I have never seen it done before. The discussions surrounding it was fantastic thanks in part to Steve. We got into all sorts of topics including vacuums and blackholes. Thanks again to Mike for expanding the areas of expertise.

Much of the time was spent in smaller groups discussing everything under the sun. I could feel the information flowing. Very cool stuff! Hope to see more new faces next month.

Congrats to Larry, Basicdays, and DW5304 for winning this month’s free junk giveaway!

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Uh Oh! TLS/SSL Heartbeat Vulnerability Time

TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)

Test using our online tool to see if your server is affected
https://www.dc414.org/projects/ssl-heartbleed-cve-2014-0160-test/

A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be
used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server.

Only 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including
1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1.

Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to
Adam Langley and Bodo Moeller for
preparing the fix.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Users unable to immediately
upgrade can alternatively recompile OpenSSL with -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS.

1.0.2 will be fixed in 1.0.2-beta2.

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April meeting — salted butter or not?

April brought another great meeting!  Thanks again for the Milwaukee Makerspace for hosting us.  Klaiviel taught us quite a few things about locks, he had his collection out for display.  IMG_20140404_204820

We then toured the facility again, always a great time to explore the Makerspace!  We were able to see this crazy subwoofer in action!  IMG_20140404_234902

It’s a booth you sit inside and /FEEL THE G’s/   Here’s Vlad inside:

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We had to tone it down after threats of the police being called for noise were voiced.  🙂

After that, we went back and saw a cool piece of machinery that Mike put together, cooling a computer and GPU with a dehumidifier!

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We then spent the better part of the evening debating the merits of salted butter, vs unsalted butter.  Seems Faraday really has a strong opinion about it!  here’s this… equation that lays it all out for us:

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All in all, another great meeting.  See you next month at the Meetupery!

-darkwind

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