Started in 1992 by the Dark Tangent, DEF CON is the world's longest running
and largest underground hacking conference. Hackers, corporate IT
professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas
every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research from the most brilliant
minds in the world and test their skills in contests of hacking might.
Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in
Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of
Liberty. The Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal
collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast
surgeries, hurricane- and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and
labs, teacher-development programs, and the Western Hemisphere's biggest
planetarium—the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater.
More than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents visit Liberty Science Center
each year, and tens of thousands more participate in the Center's off-site
and online programs.
The DEF CON Groups were spawned from the annual DEF CON security conference in
Las Vegas. The DEF CON Groups (DCGs or DC-Groups) are a gathering point for
folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology, referred
to properly as 'hacking'. DCGs are not intended to compete with any other
computer groups, such as 2600, but rather to provide yet another gathering
place for the discussion of technology and security topics. DCG meetings are
open to anyone, regardless of their skill, age, job, gender, etc. DCGs
are designed to help you learn new things, meet new people, mentor others in
areas you may be strong in, and provide some cohesion within the hacker
culture and it's members.
Hypatia Software Organization is a nurturing, psychologically safe
software community, with an amazing code of conduct,
that creates career opportunities for impoverished experiencers of
transmisogyny, and also provides mentorships, internships, and other
benefits for experiencers of transmisogyny.
Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code,
and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and
after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons
to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages
such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to
the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers
of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of
women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance
to become the masters of their technological worlds. Black Girls CODE's
ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy
some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the
U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
A hacker is “any skilled computer expert that uses their technical knowledge
to overcome a problem”. We are hackers that use our superpowers to make the
world a better place. We highlight projects and acts of service and help
flatten the learning curve so you can join us.
At Hackers for Charity, our goal is to highlight the good work of the hacker
community, participate in altruistic projects and flatten the learning curve
for those wishing to get involved and in the process change the misconceptions
about our great community.
AfroCROWD i.e. Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) is an
outreach initiative which seeks to increase awareness of the Wikimedia and free
knowledge, culture and software movements among potential editors of African