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DC612 ToxicBBQ – Saturday July 24th noon – 4pm @ Lauderdale Community Park

Written by  on June 6, 2021

IRL DC612, could it be true ?

While our meetings are staying virtual for the time being, we couldn’t pass up the chance to schedule a real life, in-person BBQ, ToxicBBQ – DC612 Edition.

For those unaware of the ToxicBBQ tradition, it’s simple. We provide the space, you show up with you favorite grill item to share. Folks are welcome to bring meat to brill, veg items, chips and anything that might be helpful or tasty. Recommendation for contributions are in the Google Doc. PLEASE tell us what you’re brining so we don’t end up with 800 hotdogs and no buns, okay?

Sign-up Sheet For Food, Beverages, Charcoal and Misc

We have the Picnic Shelter @ Lauderdale Community Park reserved for 4 hours, from noon – 4pm, thanks to long time attendee and friend of DC612, Josh. He had to brave city hall and government forms to get us this park shelter rental. When you see him, say THANKS!

Its been a long road,

getting from there to here,

It’s been a long time

But our time is finally near

Star Trek – Enterprise

2328 Roselawn Ave W, Lauderdale, MN 55113

Thursday, May 13th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on May 2, 2021

Hey Hack Fam.

We’re back for another Virtual Edition of DC612. This months featured speaker comes to us all the way from across the pond.

Gem Hill (@Gem_HIll) is a software tester by day, and is passionate about self care and mental health. She runs SelfCare Backpack in her spare time (https://backpack.gemhill.co.uk) and develops tools, resources, and talks on Self Care and wellbeing.

Self care can be tough when:

  • your normal routines are unavailable
  • you may not have the time/space/mental energy
  • we’re living in ‘interesting times’

As well as a reminder of what self care is and why it’s important, this talk will also share some tips and reminders on how to fit self care around your life and circumstances.

Same Cyberspace channel! https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612

See you There!

-Kat @NightmareJS

Thursday, January 14th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on January 8, 2021

Hello my fellow Hackers and Humans !

This month, we don’t have any big speaking engagement booked, instead we’re going to take a more down tempo approach to our January meeting. And as my 2020 mood bleeds into 2021, I thought we’d try something a little different.

Next week, we will have an open and themed discussion entitled “My favorite sticker (or badger)“.

Bring your favorite sticker or badge to @DC612 on Thursday and tell us a story. I want to hear why its your favorite, what fun memories you have of your con swag ?

Let’s spend some time dreaming of stickers, badgers and cons past and future.

Open hangout start from 6pm CST onwards.

-kat

Thursday, December 10th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on December 4, 2020

Happy December Hackers !!

This month we have a special remote guest all the way from Chennai! I for one am ready to be enthralled by black art of virtual machine management!

Setting up a Pentesting Lab with Vagrant

Vagrant is a tool that helps with the management of virtual machines. In this talk, we will explore what is, why Vagrant, some Vagrant basic commands and Vagrant features like scaling and provisioning.

We will end the talk by setting up the pentesting lab using the Vagrant. By the end of the talk, the attendees can able to understand the basics of Vagrant.

About Our Speaker – @joshva_jebaraj

Joshua Jebaraj is a student currently pursuing his undergrad at Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai. He is an active member of many open-source communities like Null, Ansible and Hashicorp He frequently speaks at the @nullchennai chapter and #OwaspVITChennai.
He has also spoken at conferences like Owasp-Seasides, Bsides-Delhi and Open-Security-Summit. He also holds a certification for CDP. When away from the screen he can be found watching movies and making memes

– @nightmareJS

Thursday, July 9th – 6:12pm @ Virtual Only

Written by  on July 5, 2020

I hope this post finds you happy and healthy and thoroughly unmelted.

I think if this heat continues, its bound to cause power disruptions and my availability zone will experience connectivity issues. For those non-cloud people, that means I’ll be hiding in my house until the Fall.

Fortunately, this months DC612 is Virtual! So even if you’re like me and skeptical of the outside, DC612 can be beamed into your homes, apartments and yurts.

For the July meeting, Kat, one of the DC612 organizers will be speaking on topic she has become a recent, unwilling expert.


GCP IAM 101

Identity and Access Management (IAM), is a framework of policies and technologies for ensuring that the proper people in an enterprise have the appropriate access to technology resources.” 

Google Cloud Platform (GCP), is like any system in that it has needed to design a framework for authenticating Users and authorizing them to access resources. How GCP and its IAM system has evolved tells a story about what is important to them, and how their products as a whole have evolved.

In this talk I will start at the very basics, like, who is a WHO in GCP and how are permissions granted to them. I’ll talk about the basic structure of GCPs Cloud IAM, and some of the strong design decisions that are pervasive in the platform. Finally I’ll talk about the what constitutes privilege in GCP and a few ways to get it.


This month, as in the past, we will be virtually hosted the the gracious https://cyberia.club/.

Link to the Jitsi meeting to posted ~1 hour prior to meeting on Twitter and Slack.

Hope to see my Hacker family there.

-kat